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!

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. 

MUMC is proud to partner with Andrew Lock OAM. Andrew is the first (and only) Australian to climb all 14 8000m peaks, including some of these solo. Andrew runs trips in the Snowy Mountains and aims at all levels of mountaineering skill - including absolute beginners. Andrew also runs trips around the world for those mountaineers looking for big adventures. 

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MUMC are able to put together a dedicated climbing trip through the Australian winter with Andrew. 

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.

Past Mountaineering Trips

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

Mountaineering Social Night

Fri 18 Jan 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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