Midnight Ascent 2020

Attention OXOs

Last updated: June 30, 2019

All club activities remain suspended until further notice in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation. The club is following directives from the University and MUSport, which will be an ongoing process for the foreseeable future. The latest developments can be found at unimelb.edu.au/coronavirus.

All trips, Tuesday meetings and Thursday socials are suspended. The clubrooms are no longer open for general use - if personal items need to be removed, please contact a committee member. There will also be no gear hire for the time being. In light of advice from Melbourne University and the government, this is the safest course of action to reduce transmission.

MUMC committee will be discussing the possibility of small-group club trips as the situation unfolds and as we receive more advice, but doing our part for the safety of club members and the general public is currently our priority.

We recommend you follow the advice available on health.gov.au for your safety and to help those around you.

We look forward to resuming our activities with you all when it is safe to do so! Needless to say, we will be itching to get outdoors once this has run its course!

Thank you for your understanding,

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Fri 28 - Sun 30 Aug 2020

Posted by Maggie D on Fri, 29 Nov 2019
Leaders: Maggie D, Alex B
Standard: Intermediate
Meeting: Tue, 18 Aug 2020, 7:00 pm

What is this Midnight Ascent? - Only the premier event of the year! 

Put simply, Midnight Ascent is the annual club trip to our snow-surrounded MUMC hut at Mt Feathertop, where the 4-7hr uphill walk begins at midnight on Friday and all sanity is left at the carpark. Think fancy dress in the snow, think three-course meal from scratch, think some classic adventuring with all your friends.

The full moon falls toward the end of August this year, and the trip will run on the 28th-30th August. More details to come. Sign-ups will open in July and places are limited!

Firstly a few key requirements of participation: 

  • You must have a demonstrated ability to be prepared for, and hike in wet conditions and very cold temperatures (e.g. in the snow)
  • You must have been on at least two club trips to sign up (so if you are a new member that is keen to come, make sure you get out on a couple of trips before then!).
  • You must bring a costume that fits the theme of the event.

More to come.

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