MACS Participation Statement

Royal Holloway MACS recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.



The club's committee runs the club for the members. They will be able to answer your questions and queries.

You can find them at the club socials, where they will be propping up the bar. Alternatively e-mail them.


2012/2013 Committee


President – Ali Burns:

Studies: Classics (2nd year)

Nickname: Hulk


Loves: Epic climbing adventures

Hates: Grot & Birthday shots

Habits: Having long conversations while asleep and promoting fellow climbers to hero status.



Vice-President – Cara Tyndall:

Studies: Creative writing and Drama (3rd year)

Nickname: Tex

Description: The laughing Texan usually situtated behind the bar at Crosslands. Uber friendly and climbing-crazy.

Loves: Climbing!!Writing. Horses. And England.


Habits: Every now and then, if you listen close enough, you might find a priceless ‘english’ accent slipping accidentally out from the Texan one;)



Secretary – Izzy Brinsden:

Studies: English (2nd year)

Nickname: New Ginge

DescriptionIzzy was stolen from running in early on in her first year. Luckily she has yet to attempt an escape, as we'd probably struggle to keep up. To be found somewhere between the Gym, the library, and various wildernesses.

Loves: Climbing, running

Hates: Rain

Habits: Being both ginger and super-organised

Treasurer – Jack Appleby:

Studies: Biology (3rd year)

Nickname: Jackalby

Description: It would be fair to say that if Jack had a motto, it would probably be "Man up." Our treasurer lives by his own motto, and can generally be seen manning up many a gnarly overhang or dyno.

Loves: Climbing, NUTS


Habits: Roaring through the air on every long dyno to be found.



Publicity Officer/Social Sec – Catherine McElligott:

Studies: History (4th year)

Nickname (i.e. true MACS name): Irish


Loves: Potatoes, leprechauns, pots of gold.








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