New Academic Year

The new Academic Year of 2016-2017 is about to start!
We have yet again planned a ton of activities for this year, so be sure to check out the Calendar!
The LUAK is already open again every Thursday at 22:00, so we hope to see you there. The first Info Evening is planned on the 29th of September. New members, mark this date!

BBQ & Summer meet!

The end of the year is approaching fast! Two more epic events are planned:

- This Friday (24/06/2016) it's our annual BBQ. You bring your own meat, we'll supply some veggies and of course make sure that the fridge is full! Along the way we'll introduce the board for next year and you can vote if they're accepted to reign for the next LUAK year ;-)

- From the 16th till the 24th of July we're going climbing abroad! If you're familiar with the LUAK, you know that the location is never 100% decided. However, taking into account the poll here on the website and since our friends from Hungaria are joining, we'll very likely test our granite skills in Ailefroide! It is just that, a meet of LUAK members in the mountains, so nothing really organized, just a week full of epic(nes)s. If you're looking for a ride, ask around on the BBQ!

Workshop rope skills

Ever got stuck on a big alpine route? Had to call the heli a little too much times and want to brush up some self-rescue techniques?

On March 24th the LUAK and Club Hungaria organize a rope skill workshop. The idea is to teach some self-rescue solutions for serious situations. Everybody is welcome, but the target audience is people that are familiar with multipitch climbing. We will for example not go over rappelling but rather focus on hauling, ascending the rope etc...

Does this sound interesting to you? REGISTER over at HUNGARIA.

The workshop is free of charge and starts at 20h00 at the LUAK headquarters!

Fontainebleau weekend

Next weekend LUAK is going bouldering in Fontainebleau!
Don't forget to drop by on thursday at luak HQ where we will organise the carpooling.

The weather looks like it'll be quite ok so make sure you're well rested and in shape to donate some fingertip skin to the rocks south of Paris. :)

Happy New Year!

To all students: good luck with the exams! We'll be serving some ice cream at LUAK next thursday to get you through them. We've also added the next LUAK events to the calendar. Some extra events are still in the pipeline.

After the exams the next climbing semester starts! We'll organise carpools to climbing gyms in Brussels/Antwerp/Limburg... to make up for our loss in Leuven (RIP Hungaria!). Keep an eye out on our facebook page to be in the loop. We'll start on Frebuary 9th, meeting at Spuye at 19h30! On other days you're most likely to find us at the new bouldergym in Herent (http://www.boulder.one).

Talking about Hungaria RIP, there is a goodbye party organised (not by us) on the 15th of January. LUAK will be represent!! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1638495353073896/

PS: This weekend the memberships on the website will be reset. This means that all members from 2014 that haven't yet subscribed this year will no longer have access to the member section.

A new climbing year is around the corner

The X-MAS party is behind us, new bets are made and the board gathered to discuss the new year. Keep an eye out on the website to be the first to know the dates for the Fontainebleau weekend, a new climbing gym tour (giving an alternative to the closing of Hungaria), our proposal for the summer meet, etc etc...

Along with the new year there's also a change coming for the website: we'll start using the forum on the website instead of a separate forum. This means you'll only have to log in once! We'll keep the old forum in legacy mode to not lose all the spicy topics ;)

The new forum can be found HERE. The old one is still available http://luak.studentenweb.org/forum/
We're still tuning the new one (colors, sizes etc... suggestions welcome)

Keep in mind that for the next 2 weeks the LUAK will be closed so you'll have the time to study! We'll be back on January 7th and deliver some pancakes and ice cream on 14th of January.

PS: we will be resetting memberships soon (people that were a member last year but not yet this year will change status on the website), so the ones that are not a member of LUAK yet this year please sign up so you can continue to enjoy your website- and other benefits!
In case you are a member this year and notice something's wrong (no access to the member section for example), please contact us!

X-MAS Party!

The legendary Christmas Party is coming up! you're all welcome this Friday (18/12/2015), 22pm, at LUAK headquarters. It'll be a great night to look back on your awesome climbing trips and make plans for even cooler and crazier climbs in 2016!

PS: For those of you that lost their bets, don't forget to bring the loot ;)

Join us

On our next events! Coming week we start with the climbing gym tour on Tuesday. The 3rd of November we go to the new boulder gym in Herent. For those of you who haven't been there, it's awesome!

The weekend of the 7th of November we're off to the magic forest: Fontainebleau! Don't forget to pass by the LUAK on the Thursday before to arrange carpooling.

Apart from the arranged events we try to head outside every weekend. Especially on Sundays in case of good weather we meet at Spuye around half past 9 and head to Freyr. If you don't have a climbing partner you can always fiend friends at the LUAK evenings, at the gym, during our events or on our Facebook page!

Check the calendar for all our events!

It's Freyr Time!

Don't forget, this weekend it's time for the epic Freyr weekend. The weather report looks OK and together with the local Freyr climate ;) I'm sure it will be great! Tonight at the LUAK you can pass by to already arrange some car pooling.

Make sure to check out the calendar also, some more goodness is coming up like the Fontainebleau weekend, presentations...

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