The Mountaineering Club has had a long and fruitful existence. Formed in 1971, it has grown into one of the largest student groups at U.C.
The University of Cincinnati Mountaineering Club (UCMC) is an all year club dedicated to self-awareness and education in the outdoors. We enhance the college experience by providing students with the opportunity to acquire leadership skills, experience team work, build self-confidence and participate in outdoor activities that may otherwise be out of reach. The UCMC takes part in (but is not limited to) cycling, climbing, caving, canoeing, backpacking, mountaineering, white water rafting, skiing , and skydiving. At our weekly meetings we strive to provide slide shows, speakers and educational classes to maintain a high level of interest. Such topics may include first aid, safety, equipment use and care, etc. Mountaineering Club members are also active in environmental issues. Club members plan trips and venture out each weekend. Longer trips are planned for each of the semester breaks. Beginners receive instruction as they go along. Optionally, the UCMC offers more formal instruction in the form of beginners' courses (caving, climbing, etc.) each semester. We have around 200 dues paying members, a typical weekly meeting attendance of 30 to 40 people and a greater online community numbering in the thousands.
Our trips cemented our friendships
~Terry Barnhart, Founding Member