Tag : hiking

Guide to the Dolomites

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When people think of a holiday in Italy they often think of historic Rome; romantic Venice; art enthused Florence. Not often does one think of the mountain range lying to the North East – the Dolomites. Potentially one of the most unusual and beautiful stretches of the Alpine range, the … Read More

Hikers’ memorial climb

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Union’s Hiking Society has completed a charity hike in the Lake District in memory of their member who died last semester. Graham Connell, a former postgraduate student, died whilst leading a group of hikers on a hill walk in the Cairngorms. The society climbed to the top of Belncathra … Read More

Society hiker dies in mountain tragedy

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A member of the Union’s Hiking Club has tragically died during a hill walk in Scotland. The alert was raised at around 3pm on Sunday, after one of the party suffered a fall. A large search operation was then launched in the Cairngorm Mountains. Five students were airlifted to safety … Read More

Member of hiking society dies on Cairngorms

6 years ago / 0 comments

Update: Updated article here. A member of Leeds University Union’s Hiking Society has died during a hike on the Cairngorms in Scotland. Five other society members from the same party have been airlifted to safety and are believed to be unharmed. The alert was raised on Sunday at around 3pm, … Read More

A Mountain of Knowledge: Meeting Sir Chris Bonington

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Sir Chris Bonington is one of Britain’s most famous mountaineers. His career atop the world’s highest peaks has lasted more than fifty years, with successful first ascents in the Alps and the Himalayas.     It was a cold, fresh night in Harrogate, my first time to the affluent Yorkshirespa … Read More