Join us


Join us! Your annual UBES membership will allow you to:

  • Sign up for weekend trips and our Scotland trip
  • Get introductory climbing instruction
  • Sign up for international summer trips and expeditions
  • Access and borrow club equipment
  • Access club training, socials, and development opportunities
  • Attend talks from alumni and inspiring adventurers
  • Apply for Society and Union grants
  • Get a discount card at Cotswold Outdoor, and access to exclusive sales at kit nights at Dick’s Climbing

Join Now

Come on a weekend trip

We’re excited for you to join us on one of our flagship weekend trips.

Simply follow these three steps:

  1. Register as a member or just join the newsletter for now.
  2. Come to an advertised Wednesday sign-up session.
  3. Get psyched for an awesome trip – we’ll email everything you need to know.

Newsletter for Non-Members

You need to have registered as a member by the day of the trip.

Join a weekend trip

Come to the sign-up session for the trip you are interested in, as advertised in our newsletter. You will be able to sign up using a digital form in the order you arrive. See the Weekend Trips page for more information, including a kit list.

If you get a place, you’ll be asked to pay by cash or card at the time.

If you don’t get a place, you may be invited to join the general waiting list instead, which is for people who have not yet been on a UBES weekend trip in that academic year. If you choose to join the waiting list, we will ask you which other trips you are interested in coming on. We may contact you if an extra place becomes available.

Join our other activities

All our other activities, such major trips, training and socials, are advertised through our newsletter, and sometimes published on the Facebook Forum.


If you’re interested, make sure you follow Bristol Expeditions on Facebook and join the UBES Forum to keep up to date with everything which is going on.

Join our Winter Skills course in Scotland

Join our Winter Skills course

Welcome Fair

Come find us at the Bristol SU’s Welcome Fair! Our committee will be there, happy to chat to you about the society, and answer any questions you have.

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