Benefits of Membership
OUMC members receive highly subsidised transport and accommodation on climbing meets throughout term, can borrow club equipment for use at indoor sessions and on meets during term (and for even longer trips during the vacations), are allowed full and free access to the bouldering wall at the Iffley sports centre (but not the wall at Brookes), and are entitled to discounted rates on the various climbing related courses that the club arranges.
All members, student or otherwise, are welcome to part in any and all of the OUMC social events throughout the year. The club subsidises these activities from various sources of external funding as well as membership fees, so you'll be missing out if you don't sign up!
Importantly, payment makes you an affiliated club member of the British Mountaineering Council. This gives you, among other things:
- Third-party liability insurance for all climbing activities within the UK
- Discounts on equipment from a wide range of outdoor retailers
- Access to cheap mountaineering, skiing and travel insurance, as well as discounts on various other travel-related services
You can read more about BMC membership, and what it offers you.
You will soon make the membership fee back in borrowed equipment, discounts, guidebooks, subsidized parties and dinners, cheap trips and the rest.