University of Manchester Hiking Club


The club couldn't run without its committee of volunteer students. This fine band of fellows meets frequently to organise the weekly hiking trips and socials as well as leading the hikes every weekend. Below, you can see who is on the current committee and the roles they perform.

The committee is formed each year at the Annual General Meeting in March, where everyone in the club can vote for the members of the next committee. If you want to get involved, speak to any member of the current committee to find out more. Committee meetings take place at 20:00 on Monday evenings in the Students' Union, and all club members are welcome to attend.

Executive Committee

Chair: Chris Rutter

Course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Vague age: Not old enough to drive a minibus yet.
Spotted on hike: Doing things Jon wouldn't approve of
Favourite mountain: The one behind my house
Tipple: Whatever is cheapest
Quote: "Oh, wow! Those are hills!"

Vice-Chair: Jake Jones

Course: Potato Printing
Vague age: ~10^1
Spotted on hike: Enquiring politely about people’s snacks/manipulating hikers into sharing food
Favourite mountain: Platt Fields Hill
Tipple: What’s cheap at Lidl?
Quote: "Sorry, I got distracted by the avocado."

Treasurer: Rosanna Lundqvist

Course: Management
Vague age: 21
Spotted on hike: Out of breath, trying to keep up
Favourite mountain: Yet to find
Tipple: Cider

Secretary: Lee Jing Ting

Course: Management
Vague age: Twenty-two
Spotted on hike: Filming, most of the time
Favourite mountain: Any with a peak
Tipple: Guinness

Activities Committee

Hikes Secretary: Alberto Ranedo

Vague age: Too much to study at UoM
Spotted on hike: Hike 4 forever and ever
Favourite mountain: Loving Switzerland
Tipple: Coca-Cola anytime

Hikes Secretary: William Grigg

Course: Classics
Vague age: Somewhere between 18 and 19
Spotted on hike: Bearing flasks of tea.
Favourite mountain: Helvellyn
Tipple: Anything that happens to be on offer, and preferably made from rye.

Hikes Secretary: Emma Naylor

Course: Architecture (still)
Vague age: 23
Spotted on hike: Sliding down the mountain on my bum
Favourite mountain: Langdale Valley
Tipple: Real cider in general, Black Dragon in particular

General Committee

Transport Secretary: Rachana Halasabele

Course: Chemical engineering
Vague age: 12
Spotted on hike: Hike 3
Favourite mountain: Snowdon (The first mountain I climbed in the UK)
Tipple: Tea or coffee. Anything warm

Weekends Secretary: Malte Vesper

Course: Computer science
Vague age: Old
Spotted on hike: Occasionally
Favourite mountain: Any pointy Mountain
Tipple: None
Quote: "There is water on top of the mountain and you are wondering why there is water on top of the mountain."

Publicity and Merchandise Secretary: Joe Harris

Course: I’m just a Muggle now...
Vague age: 26
Spotted on hike: Behind a camera
Favourite mountain: The next one on the list.
Tipple: Post hike Guinness

Kit Secretary: Ryan Miller

Course: Mechatronic Engineering
Vague age: One more than last year
Spotted on hike: Wearing red
Favourite mountain: Adam
Tipple: If I drank less at AGMs I wouldn't get into this sort of situation
Quote: "I don't want to be kit secretary."

Social Secretary: Kimberley Jarvis

Course: Got one of those job things now
Vague age: 27
Spotted on hike: Wearing pink
Favourite mountain: Old Man of Coniston
Tipple: Spirit based drinks or prosecco

Social Secretary: Kirsty Mackie

Course: Geography
Vague age: 21
Spotted on hike: Trying to navigate
Favourite mountain: Let’s not discriminate
Tipple: Tipple? Is that a northern thing?

Website Secretary: Ryan Miller

Course: Mechatronic Engineering
Vague age: About twenty minutes older than when I typed it in for kit secretary
Spotted on hike: Don't ask
Favourite mountain: Eve
Tipple: Regret


Feeling nostalgia for old times, or wanting to settle a bet? View committees from years gone by!

2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017

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