Socials

See below for details of upcoming socials.

We usually have one social each month. These are often in the pub but in the summer we sometimes do something outdoors instead.

During times of high Covid-19 circulation we may choose to have an outdoor activity rather than meet in the pub.

First Expeditions: Peru, Sikkim and Kenya
Wed 22 Jan 2020

Alpine Club member Nick Smith talks about venturing beyond the Alps for the first time.

Nick is a keen trad climber and mountaineering club aficionado. Having climbed extensively in the UK and Alps he went into a frenzy and completed his first, second and third expeditions in just over a year. Come see some great photos, get inspired for mountain adventure and of course kick off the new year in traditional Rockhopper sociable fashion.


Speaker

Nick Hurndall Smith

Venue Details

The Old Kings Head, London Bridge

Mixing mountains and the sea
Wed 26 Feb 2020

A Rockhopper shares his experiences with sea kayaking and suggests how to get involved.


Speaker

Rob Horton

Venue Details

The Old King's Head, London Bridge.

An introduction to the history and collection of the worlds first mountaineering club
Wed 25 Mar 2020

Nigel Buckley, Alpine Club librarian, will canter through some of the curious goings on and artefacts collected over the club's last 162 years.


Speaker

Nigel Buckley - Alpine Club Librarian

Venue Details

Old King's Head, London Bridge

What to expect when climbing with the Rockhoppers
Wed 22 Apr 2020

A brief introduction into UK Trad climbing: what you should know before going on the Rockhopper's novice meet.


Speaker

Emiel Tijhuis - Club climbing rep

Venue Details

The Old King's Head, London Bridge

Rockhopper Shorts: A variety of quick talks and videos from your fellow Hoppers.
Wed 27 May 2020

To inform, educate and entertain. Line-up TBC.

Get in touch if you've got a good one. Easily pleased audience, keen to hear good ideas for outdoorsy holidays, routes, wild camping sites, micro adventures, the evils or virtues of Paramo, short histories of cartography, getting into orienteering, great camp food ideas, the rules of Sock Wrestling, etc etc, etc. 10 minutes per topic.


Speaker

Various

Venue Details

The Old King's Head, London Bridge