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University of Lincoln
Mountaineering Society

The University of Lincoln Mountaineering Society, herein after referred to as the society,
is a social society lead by a committee of like-minded individuals, herein after referred to
as officers. The officers of the society hold limited experience, knowledge and skill and
therefore rely on advice and guidance given from organisations such as the University of
Lincoln Students’ Union.
With limited experience, officers take all health and safety matters seriously and seek
guidance from the Students’ Union staff in such areas; this will include risk assessments
and trip approvals prior to events taking place.
The officers of the society accept no liability for loss, damage, injury or death as a result
of taking part in a society organised event or activity. All society members that take part
in society events do so of their own accord and as adults, are responsible for their own
behaviour and safety at all times.
The society will endeavour to provide basic group safety equipment which will include
access to first aid kits, lighting and emergency survival shelters. Any additional kit
required will need to be sourced by individual society members, with kit lists detailing
such items circulated prior to an event taking place. As event participants, society
members are individually responsible for equipping themselves as well as using,
maintaining and securing such equipment accordingly.
Mountaineering can be a dangerous sport and members must understand the inherent
risks associated with such activity. As activity participants, society members are
responsible for their own safety and must gauge their own abilities and skill set prior to
engaging in any event or activity organised by the society. Officers accept no liability for
the actions of members, this includes but is not limited to tomfoolery and member to
member assistance.
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The consumption of alcohol before or during society organised activities is not advised;
members who do, do so at their own risk.
Members with medical conditions or a history of illness should inform the society officers
at their earliest convenience. This includes the ongoing use of any medication. Once
aware, officers will endeavour to ensure appropriate safety measures are in place after
seeking advice from the University of Lincoln Students’ Union, if required. Such
measures may include providing additional rest stops alongside alternative routes.
All society members are to be respectful and not endanger other society members or
members of the general public at any time. Further to this, society members are
reminded of team ‘etiquette’ and the need for team work at all times. This includes but is
not limited to assisting with the preparation of food, cleaning and other trip logistical
Society members must understand that deposits for trips are non-refundable unless
otherwise stated. If a society member cancels before the trip takes place, there is no
guarantee a refund will be issued. It is also important to understand that trip fulfilment
such as summiting a mountain or completing a task may not be possible due to force
majeure. Should extenuating circumstances be present, refunds may be issued at the
discretion of the society officers.
Officers of the society will endeavour to provide efficient and purposeful communication
to society members, this includes but is not limited to social media, telephone, email and
verbal conversation. It is the responsibility of society members to ensure all contact
information is up to date; this can be done through the University of Lincoln Students’
Officers will store and use society member’s details in a secure manner and will not sell
or reproduce such data.

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