The purpose of mountaineering at MUMC is to introduce and encourage our members to enjoy climbing above the snowline. Mountaineering from Melbourne means planning and preparation to travel to the Snowy Mountains in NSW, the New Zealand Alps or even further afield - including the Himalaya!

We do not offer instruction in mountaineering, but if you previously have mountaineering experience, please read through our Mountaineering Framework.

MUMC looks to help mountaineers help train and plan for trips into the mountains. There is still plenty to do in between trips away to climb - including getting physically fit and ensuring equipment is prepared. Socailising and sharing our passion of adventure in the mountains is at the core of what we do. 

Al in the Minnaretts

Alison summitting the Minarets with Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman in the background.
Photo : Lincoln Smith

Sunrise on the Marcel Col

Sunrise on the Marcel Col.
Photo: Matthew Doyle

MUMC has a full range of mountaineering equipment for hire  including a variety of axes, hammers, snow-stakes, ice-screws, crampons and rock gear.

The club runs a wide number of activities to kick-start your preparation and training including bushwalking and rogaining to gain fitness and navigation skills, cross country skiing to build snow skills and rock climbing for general climbing fitness and rope handling strategies.

Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Fox Glacier, New Zealand.
Photo: Lincoln Smith

MUMC also runs an information night discussing costs, suitable equipment, and some of the technical background of mountaineering.

For more stunning photos of OXOs mountaineering, check out our club publication - The Mountaineer.

Any questions you have can be directed to the Mountaineering Officer,

Upcoming Mountaineering Trips

Mt Buffalo Alpinism

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2023

Mountaineering Course

Wed 1 Nov 2023 - Wed 31 Jan 2024

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Past Mountaineering Trips

Alpinism Info Night

Thu 23 Mar 2023 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Technical Mountaineering Course

Sat 17 Oct - Tue 17 Nov 2020
This trip has been cancelled.

Ski Mountaineering in New Zealand

Mon 5 Aug - Sun 22 Sep 2019

Mountaineering Social Night

Thu 21 Mar 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm

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