What We Do


Weekend Trips

Weekend Trips

What to expect Coming on a UBES weekend trip you should be prepared for at least one good day’s mountain walking (though this is, of course, weather-dependent), and you should come ready to participate in lots of UBES organised fun! Each d...
Planning Resources

Planning Resources

Expedition Planning Resources Planning an expedition can be a scary prospect, but fortunately UBES members past and present have a fantastic range of experience in planning and undertaking expeditions.  We've tried to compile a few of the useful resources ...
Summer Expeditions

Summer Expeditions

Every year, our Expedition Officers organise at least one summer expedition. These trips venture all over Europe and even further afield and usually involve 1-­2 weeks of backpacking, but will often include other activities such as scrambling, climbing, w...
Climbing

Climbing

UBES go climbing every Wednesday afternoon, as well as pretty much anytime when the weather is good! In the summer we go outdoors in the gorge, but when it's cold and wet we go to one of Bristol's indoor walls: often Redpoint. If...
Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities

UBES is committed to helping develop its members into independent and knowledgeable mountaineers. Through the society we offer members the chance to complete Mountain Leader training, Single Pitch Award training or First Aid training at subsidised...
Socials

Socials

The UBES Social Secretaries work tirelessly by planning a series of epic socials and events throughout the year. Some for our annual socials include: Black Tie Christmas House Party: often held on the evening Mendips Challenge ,...
Scotland Trip

Scotland Trip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od0b9v0Yu4Y Over the Christmas break, UBES runs a week long trip to Scotland, to make up for the (probably) lack of a white Christmas in England! Usually based in Fort William or Glencoe, UBES members take full advantage...
Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is where we elect the following year's committee. But in true UBES style, it’s an opportunity to squeeze in the last bit of mountaineering before exams. We head to either Snowdonia or the Lake District in the last w...
Postgraduates!

Postgraduates!

UBES has a commitment to specific postgraduate aimed events throughout the year. Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer or enjoy a bimble, climbing first-timer or fanatic, then you should check us out! With weekly climbing sessions indoors or out, ev...

Check out the pages in this section for information about everything we get up.

Detailed information about the trips, including accommodation, walk routes etc, is only available to members. The password for these pages is circulated on every weekly newsletter email – join now.