Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report (by Emily Baxendale – President)

AUMC saw a lot of change in 2017 with restructuring of the club. A clearer pathway was developed for new members to build skills within the club by becoming trip assistants, leaders and eventually leading to the position of an officer with our club. 2017 welcomed many new members including Rachel Bartlett as our new Activities officer and Sofia Valero as our Secretary. We sadly saw many our great exchange students leave us to return home, including Hugo Wolfe our gear officer and Michael Stecher who were both great additions to the club and successfully ran our indoor rock climbing days at Vertical Reality every Tuesday night. One of our outdoor rock climbing days also made it on to TV being featured with ‘Totally Wild’ where we took one of their presenters climbing with us at Morialta. We ran many club trips in 2017 with new members gaining their basic kayaking skills and a few groups of members even joined us out at Mt Arapiles to venture into the amazing world of Traditional climbing at one of the world’s best climbing locations. Bouldering also made a revival with our club for 2017 with a new modern climbing gym opening up in Adelaide and members starting to train up their skills indoor, ready for some more outdoor challenges in the future! 2018 is set to be a great year for AUMC and we are excited to see what adventures are to come!

2019 Annual Report – by Jayde Babi – President
2019 was another great year for Adelaide University Mountain Club. We had 311 financial members, growing the club’s membership by 46 from the previous year. The club ran 38 official trips and countless peer trips organised on our active AUMC (2019 Members Only) Facebook page. Notable trips include: O’camp on the Yorke Peninsula, multi day hike in the Grampians, beginner kayaking, sea kayaking trips, discounted weekly climbing at Vertical Reality Climbing, climbing at Mt Arapiles, the Larapinta trail, swimming with cuttlefish, snow shoeing and back country skiing in the Victorian Alps.
Outside of running trips, the club leadership all upskilled with 2019 having a focus on climbing. The club’s existing trad rack was replenished and a new one was purchased. The club now has 2 fully functioning trad racks and trip leaders with the skills to use them. Make sure to join for 2020 where we will have another great year at AUMC, you can expect climbing, kayaking and hiking trips to suit all levels from beginners to ambitious adventurers looking for company on their next big trip.