2014 Welcome from the President:
Hello fellow adventurers and future MUOCers!
I challenge you to read through the succeeding pages, meet our reps from each of our outdoor/indoor section and tell me you do not want to pack your bags right now and head out on an adventure.
I joined this club four years ago and couldn’t imagine my life without it. Through it, I’ve become a climbing fanatic and have travelled climbing and hiking around Australia, NZ, the Himalayas and with my bike all over Europe. It’s been an amazing journey!
Being a student is the time to go out and see what the world has to offer. I’m so excited to get to know a whole new group of people with whom to go on some amazing adventures. The club offers a diverse range of sports; hiking, climbing, kayaking, rafting, caving, mountain biking, rogaining?and xc skiing. You can also give back to your community by becoming a Victorian search and rescue member. On top of this we love to hang out and go camp in some of the most beautiful places in Victoria and Australia.
We encourage anyone to join; staff, students and their friends. You don’t have to be amazingly fit or know your way around the wilderness. That will come! Just bring your enthusiasm and your passion for the outdoors and I can guarantee you will have an amazing time.
MUOC is a club run by members FOR members. We run trips to suit all experiences, from an easy stroll through rolling hills of the Cathedrals National Park to digging your own pit in the snow to camp down in the middle of winter, or an adrenaline-fuelled paddle down rapids. Our section reps are here to guide you if you are a beginner, and in no time you will gain enough experience and skills to be able to run your own trips!!
To get things started in semester 1 2014, we encourage all new members to join us on Bumbly Day Out, a day trip to you to get a taste of mountain biking, kayaking and rogaining. Next up we have Carnage, a weekender around 1.5 hrs away from Melbourne to do some more kayaking, hiking, rock climbing and inter-uni mingling at the breathtaking Cathedral Ranges. We will also be running some free BBQs after O-Week for members to get to meet the committee and visit our Blockhouse (where we store all our adventure gear!).
For weekly regular activities close to uni, our experienced members run indoor rock climbing on Wednesday nights or Monday nights and Thursday night canoe polo (water polo in boats!) at the Monash Pool. These are open to all MBOC members (for a small fee) and both activities are a great way to built up your skills in the water and on the rock and have fun with others.
Your membership allows you to join us on trips throughout the year and hire any equipment that you may need cheaply for your trip with any of our sections (check out our price list!). The only thing you pay out-of-pocket is the car-pooling money to get you there, food for the trip and gear hire if you need it. We don’t like charging people to head out to explore and have fun!
A big thank you to the committee and reps of 2013 for a great year of successful trips, lots of BBQs and finishing the year with many happy members. MBOC runs solely on volunteers, and we always welcome a helping hand.
When you’re sitting in one of those dark lit lecture theatres remember to ask yourself,
Where would you rather be?
Semester 1 2014:
For curious new members, this flyer will give you some information about how we run as a club and important dates for our FREE BBQs and beginner-friendly trips: Bumbly Day Out and Carnage.