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Bullshit and Random Banter / Re: Lessons learned from Splosh 2015.
« on: March 04, 2016, 04:34:47 PM »
The club kites can and will pick you up and spit you and/or tiny Irish men into trees.

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Diary / Re: SPLOSH: 23/3 - 30/3
« on: March 04, 2016, 04:29:46 PM »
I think me pip ash and Abi are down for the Wednesday morning bus, I'll check with them and message you the outcome (y)

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Social Events / Re: Annual Dinner 2015-16 - T'Up T'North T'Innit
« on: February 08, 2016, 12:27:41 PM »
Due to incompetent idiots (include me in that if you really want to) this is now more likely to be after splosh. TL;DR version is the hotel dicked me over. Updates when they happen....

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Social Events / Re: Annual Dinner 2015-16 - T'Up T'North T'Innit
« on: January 24, 2016, 07:27:39 PM »
Angel street, woop woop

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Social Events / Annual Dinner 2015-16 - T'Up T'North T'Innit
« on: January 24, 2016, 07:15:46 PM »
It's Annual din dins time!

FRIDAY 4th - SUNDAY 6th MARCH

The plan:

Leave G-Town Friday night (time dependant on what bus you're on)

!CAMP! at Hardhurst Farm, get pissed in the pub after setting up tents

!CLIMB! Somewhere in the peaks. I hear it's good for that kind of thing....

!DRESS UP AND DINE! at Premier inn in Sheff city centre. unfortunately the place has no music license (boo) so after drinking there....

!RAVE! Somewhere. Currently the plan is go next door to what I think is Sheffield's answer to schism. Top notch.

PRICES WILL BE:

BUS: 91
CAR: 70

Menu will be posted when they send it to me, a google form will magically appear here regarding this and who want to share a room with shortly... when this happens I'll start asking for deposits as well.

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RED WING HYYYYYYPEEEEEE

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News and Club Info / Re: Club Clothing 2015/2016 - The Plan
« on: August 24, 2015, 04:04:35 PM »
This is badass. definitely will be getting a t shirt!!

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Social Events / Annual Dinner 2016 - Early Bird gets the Worm
« on: April 14, 2015, 07:43:10 PM »
Whaddup.


Talking to Clifton & Others and using common sense, the quicker I can find & organise a venue then the cheaper it could potentially work out. The club may need to delve into own funds to pay a deposit but that's something we can deal with when it comes.


SO destinations:

PLACES WE COULD GO TO


SWANAGE
ADVANTAGES: Its day trip-able. There's at least two hotels (this years even asked me and Clifton both pre and post dinner to come back next year, so we've got that going for us). The climbing has both sport and Trad.
DISADVANTAGES: It'll be the third time in a row we go to Swanage... (But we go to cornwall every splosh and font every er, font. a new tradition maybe? who knows)


PORTLAND

ADVANTAGES: Again, Day trip-able. Decent climbing.
DISADVANTAGES - apparently hotels a muchos expensive/ scarce. There's no Trad (A subjective disadvantage depending on your outlook on life)


SOMEWHERE ELSE ENTIRELY

Some pub suggested ideas:
-Avon gorge: Rave up in Briz post din din shennanigans if that's what you're into. Would probably look into hosting the actual dinner at somewhere like a travel lodge/prem inn with a function room ('*Groan* a shitty travel lodge?' I hear you cry? yup. Its a chain, but at least its reliable, and maybe cheaper!)
-Cheddar: Don't know much about this. But there's potential.
-The classic 'Lets do  craggy and the premier inn' joke - on a serious note, by doing this money could be saved in transport & accommodation faff (mainly on the student side) and more money could be spent on the food/venue/DJ. A lot of people also have hangovers that prevent/put them off climbing the second day anyway, so that usually becomes a write off. *Maybe* worth considering?
-INSERT SUGGESTION HERE: Sure why not. I'll look into it.

PLACES WE WON'T/ ARE UNLIKELY TO GO


PEAKS

Not *really* day trip material to some, but the climbing is bomber. Likely to be moved off this list if there's significant protest.


N WALES

No. Just No. Too Far, Likely Shit Weather. No.


CORNWALL

Fuck driving that far. We have Splosh for that. No.


DEVON

Unless anyone has really strong reasons for going to devon, I'm probably not going to consider it


INSERT SUGGESTION HERE

State your destination of hate and why. Convince me to keep our drunk asses away.



Post your thoughts below. All welcome, I'll add/move/remove to the list whilst we discuss, we have a while....

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Diary / Re: GRADSPORT!!!!
« on: February 12, 2015, 12:25:08 PM »
Sure why not.

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Diary / Re: GRADSPORT!!!!
« on: February 12, 2015, 11:36:40 AM »
Also, after talking to tor in the pub yesterday, you put as much or as little effort into this as possible, but it would great to see anyone there :)

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Diary / GRADSPORT!!!!
« on: February 11, 2015, 07:54:10 PM »
So the uni for the ast 2 years has tried to push clubs getting in touch with its graduates in order to have a competitive/friendly get together with them once a year. Whilst we really don't care if you're a student/graduate/randomer (pre/ old/ lingering fart?), this year I thought I'd get us involved.


Whilst there's no solid plan yet, the date is set in stone as the 16th of May (a Saturday!) and is likely to be a nice happy boulder comp (maybe lead if we can sort it with SSP) with potential for a pub crawl afterwards.


It shouldn't be too difficult to get students to this as we all live in Guildford anyway, so how many old farts would be up for this?

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Bullshit and Random Banter / Re: New USMC website?
« on: August 12, 2014, 12:22:43 PM »
The payment details is currently password protected, so unless someone gives you it, you can't get at them (for the reason you mentioned) I don't know how you'd go about making it a members only view thing. Keeping it in the forum might be better, but this makes it more visible (yes I know its not exactly difficult to find, but I'm sure you'll be the first to agree in that people can be a bit special sometimes) 

in terms of the photo album, that could be pretty cool, a club flikr/photobucket/something similar would be good. Alternatively pikey peoples facebook pictures and whack them in a post.

My thinking of how this would work is similar to the website now, where people can only post on the forum, not on the main website.

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Bullshit and Random Banter / Re: New USMC website?
« on: August 12, 2014, 11:12:02 AM »
So I've been dicking around with this during my spare time in my lunchbreaks/waiting for analysis runs at work after getting a login off Alfie. Partially just to see how easy it would be to maintain, and to see how it'd work if we did migrate. In short, I like it. Main bits that I've done are
  • Adding more to the about us section, putting in the history stuff Nash found out (coz its interesting), payment details
  • Adding an emergency contact form that works, and would send an email to the club secretary making their life easy
  • some gear colours moved over
  • Generally adding content for funsies.
Obviously its still in a rough and ready format (text isn't always the same font and colour, image sizing, oh the humanity... :( ) but how for/against are people about this?


http://usmc.marketechs.co.uk/





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Squash / Re: Squash Bookings
« on: July 16, 2014, 09:59:14 AM »
Sweet, I can only do evenings after 7 unless its a w/e, whens good for you?

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Squash / Re: Squash Bookings
« on: July 14, 2014, 04:47:49 PM »
Right, Time to revive this a bit! I've recently started playing squash with some work guys, I'm by no means good, but anyone fancy a game if I book a court?

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News and Club Info / Re: CLUB CLOTHING
« on: June 20, 2014, 07:08:48 PM »
yes novelty, they will be, large forest then?

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News and Club Info / Re: The club opinion on free solo'ing
« on: May 22, 2014, 09:46:35 AM »
 I get the whole 'bouldering and high ball is soloing' thing and I agree, the difference is you'd usually have spotters and a matt in that case.

After reading all the above I get there should be no blanket ban because its subjective, but I'm still with what novelty said.

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News and Club Info / The club opinion on free solo'ing
« on: May 21, 2014, 11:20:06 PM »
Don't do solo'ing. End of. Disucuss.

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News and Club Info / Re: CLUB CLOTHING
« on: May 20, 2014, 12:06:39 AM »
I also want a black hat.

And I hope dave gets eaten in the night by rabid badgers.


They're all my slaves as I am the lord of darkness.

I also stationed a platoon outside your house waiting in case you didnt order any...

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Diary / Re: Splosh: journey to the end of the world (well england)
« on: May 19, 2014, 08:52:26 AM »
paid 50 to cover my debt and what aiden barry paid in cash. USMC Dave Robson

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