Who Are We
The UQMC is run by the exec who are nominated and elected every year at our Annual General Meeting. Check out our current exec below! To see the list of previous exec and UQMC history, check out our History page.
Hey! Welcome to our club. I visited Australia for a month in 2016 and had such a blast with UQMC that I moved here! Whether it be through climbing, hiking, canyoning, diving or preferably something I’ve never heard of, I hope you join me for a grand time. I strive to create fun in everything I do. The picture to the right is one of those Type II fun memories (my favorite) where it may not be the funnest (note: funnest) adventure at the time, but is a good laugh in hindsight. I slipped between two rocks and my trusty backside wedged me between two rocks, after a few photos, some teasing, a selfie group shot, and some threats of leaving me there, my good(?) friends pulled me out.
Clearly, the outdoors has more to offer than just pretty pictures, there are plenty of opportunities to make a fool of yourself too. And by the end of the year, I hope this club teaches you to thrive in humiliation, laugh at your problems, and to challenge yourself beyond whatever you though impossible.
Because at the end of the day, everything is copacetic.
- Club representative to the public
- Help provide direction to the executive committee and the club
- Chair executive at general meetings
- Ensure executives are fulfilling their duties
This club means a lot to me and I want it to mean a lot to you. I joined the UQMC in my first year of university, when I first moved to Brisbane. I have been with the UQMC coming on to four years now and I believe that joining was one of the best decisions I have made in that time. The people you will meet in this club are some of the most level-headed, trustworthy, relaxed and welcoming people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting.
As the executive with the least dot points below, I also fill roles when needed. If you’re a member of the club and if you have a problem or there is something you want to talk about, come have a chat. If you want to hear me talk about something (I have a range of topics), just stand in my vicinity. If you are a new member, I am excited to meet you!
- Assist the President in overseeing the running of the club
- Director of merchandise
I’ve always loved hiking and any other adventures I could find outdoors, but I’d never been climbing until I joined the club at the start of 2015. Since then I’ve learnt heaps about climbing, met so many fantastic people through the club, and have got to visit some amazing places in Australia and New Zealand as well. From the famous Jungle Juice party in the Blue Mountains to bouldering at 1am with headlights at Castle Hill, I’ve had some awesome adventures with the club and I’m sure you will too!
- Reporting financial information to the executive so that decisions for the club’s best interests can be made
- Preparing an overall budget for the club to ensure financial sustainability
- Managing the finances for trips and social events
- Ensuring that the club fulfils its obligations as an incorporated association.
Really I’m just another french guy who came to Australia for six months and decided to stay because this club is just the best! I make robots but mostly I love being outdoors with friends. I like all sorts of adventures, climbing, hiking, canyoning, diving, orienteering, and I plan on trying mountaineering when I get a real paycheck 😀 I also like to learn new things, I learnt all my climbing skills throught the club, from setting up a top rope and leading at KP to multi-pitching in the Glass House Mountains and trad climbing at Frog Buttress.
- Preparing Exec meeting agendas
- Taking meeting minutes
- Replying to general enquiries on email
- Entering membership details
- Sorting mail
- Making sure relevant forms are available
- Aiding in maintenance of UQMC Archives
- Communicating with UQ Sport
As a big fan of all things outdoors, crazy and adventurous, the UQ Mountain Club seemed like a perfect fit for me! I joined UQMC at the start of 2016 and after a whirlwind year of fun and adventures with these groovy cats, someone apparently thought I was cool enough to put me in charge of the life force of this club…the parties and social events!
There’s something very unique about a party full of climbers and hikers… if you’re not yet familiar with body bouldering, the famous jungle juice party or have never been to a head-torch rave in the mountains of NZ then you’re in for a treat this year because there aint no party like a UQMC party!
If you have any questions or ideas for some fun things to do or are just up for a chat, come and say hi!!
- To coordinate and facilitate social events for the club
- To ensure that there are social events and trips to integrate new and old members
- To establish an open and fun communal atmosphere
- Facilitator of FUN (Party Master)
If you’re interested in hiking around South-East Queensland then I’m a guy worth talking to! I’m somewhat of a hiking connoisseur in these matters with a particular taste for the Main Range an Mt Barney National Parks. However, don’t get me wrong, I love pretty much everything about the great outdoors be it climbing, kayaking or pretty much anything else that offers the slightest adrenaline kick!
I’ve been a member of the UQ Mountain Club since the beginning of 2016 and I can guarantee you that I have made some awesome new friends and experienced some incredible adventures as a UQMC member. As an enthusiastic member of UQMC I now have the role of ‘Gear Guy,’ so if you’re looking for a certain piece of equipment to help you out on an adventure (be it official or unofficial club business) feel free to give me a bell as the club may just be able to help you out.
- Inspect club gear
- Buys new gear
- Keep a record of gear location
Hey chipmunks! My name’s Alice and I’m an adventure FIEND! I love everything that tests your mental strength whether it be mountain running, night navigation through the bush or ice climbing! I’m the Hiking Exec for this year and I can’t wait to share lots of unique experiences with you! My goal is to teach and help develop your own abilities so that you can feel as comfortable as I am in nature! Never been hiking? Don’t sweat it! We’ll have you navigating with a map and compass through creeks, over mountains and planning multi-day hikes in no time! Expand your limits 🙂
- Organise and coordinate hiking, camping, kayaking and big mountain events!
- Purchase hiking gear with Quartermaster
- Upskill club members with useful outdoor skills such as first aid, navigation and survival skills
If you are interested in this club for rock climbing then you’re probably reading the title of “Climbing Coordinator” and thinking that it must be the most important position, and you’d be right. A mountain club without someone to coordinate climbing would be about as sensible as trying to push custard up a hill with a toothpick.
Anyway, feel free to hit me up for any info on climbing related stuff, there’s a good chance I’ll know what’s going on.
As for me, I joined the club in 2013 and have been having mad fun with awesome people ever since, come join us.
- Organise and coordinate climbing trips and Kangaroo Point nights
- Alongside the Quartermaster, organise purchase of gear
- Train club members in climbing skills
The UQMC is made up of friendly, welcoming, and easy-going people who love the outdoors. It is comprised of both inexperienced and experienced members, students and non-students. The UQMC is designed to give people a safe and friendly environment in which to have fun and learn the skills that they need to explore the rest of the world, and enjoy the freedom of the hills.