The UTS Outdoor Adventure Club is run by volunteers. We have an elected Committee which meets every two months to discuss pressing issues, trips and ensuring the ongoing efficient running of the club. Our club runs on average about 50-100 trips a year with activities like Bush Walking, Canyoning, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snorkelling, Mountain Biking, Abseiling, Snow Shoeing, Camping and much more. These trips also vary in difficulty from beginner to extreme so there’s something for every level of fitness and experience.
When: 6:30pm, every second month, posted by the President or delegated Committee Member.
Where: Somewhere on the UTS campus (Each meeting is posted as an activity)
If you’re into rock climbing, every Monday Night is the UTS OAC climbing night at The Ledge which is located in the Arena Sports Centre on Sydney University campus. This Monday night adventure is usually topped off with a trip to a local pub for a drink and dinner.
Most Wednesday afternoons you’ll find a group of OAC’ers slack lining in Victoria Park, Camperdown. This wobbly activity takes place with other slackline enthusiasts from other University clubs.
Occasionally on Friday nights you’ll find UTS OAC members climbing at St.Peters. This event is usually organised via our Facebook page. You may even find a group of us bouldering at 9 Degrees in Alexandria each week.
Otherwise we often hold talks, knot tying classes, film screenings and generally go to the pub after every trip!
Cost for Activities
Apart from your annual membership fee the only extra expenses you could come across is a few dollars for your transport and food so it’s great for students on a budget. When sharing a car the unwritten rule is to pay the driver $5 each if being driven around Sydney and $15 if being driven outside of Sydney such as Nowra or the Blue Mountains. This small cost covers wear and tear on the vehicle, petrol as well as the driver putting in the effort. If you’re the driver then you can decide what transport costs need to be paid if you think it should be different.