06/12/2018 James Pearson in Leuven

SAVE THE DATE! LUAK and klimclub Hungaria organise a lecture with the one and only James Pearson the 6th of December!!

James Pearson. Known for his bold trad ascents, hard sport climbs and one of the first people to "flash" a V13 (8B). Growing up in the Peak District (UK) James quickly made a name for himself, now he is travelling and climbing all over the world together with Caroline Ciavaldini. In short, he's an allround crusher!

More info can be found on their site: http://onceuponaclimb.co.uk/ and Once Upon A Climb

Summer meet @ La Berarde!!!

After our bbq on Friday, the summer has finally started. Get ready for our summer meet in La Bérarde!!

La Berarde is a small village in the Alps, in the mountain massif of the Ecrins. There are a lot of climbing routes for everyone: easy and harder multipitches, alpine routes and sportclimbing.

Here is some practical stuff:

LUAK BBQ

The 29th of June 6PM is the LUAK BBQ

The end of the academic year calls for a party! Before we all head to the mountains, let's have our annual BBQ. This is also the general meeting for LUAK, we say goodbye to the old board and welcome the new board. Not only that, the most important decision of the year will be made: where will our summer meet be?
Be there, bring some meat/veggies.
until then!

link for those who have Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/170567260448530/

LUAK PARTY

Later this semester LUAK throws a cocktail party with live band Fishtail! Students, supporters, climbers and friends are all welcome of course.
The party starts Friday the 4th of May at 10PM at LUAK's headquarters.

First LUAK will have several other events (like tomorrow's rock initiation). Want to follow them?

  • Check the calendar,
  • follow our newsletter,
  • pass by on Thursday nights,
  • or check the president's Facebook Group posts.

Questions? You can contact LUAK.

LUAK Trophy

Parents forgot your grades, anxiously awaiting the real test. Athletes flee the Olympics. You've got it right! Tomorrow night it's LUAK Trophy!

Everyone can participate in our international old/newschool challenge, yet, in the end the truest of climbers win the holy climbing grail! Tomorrow the 22nd at 8h30PM at LUAK!

introduction evenings

Soon the academic year takes off again. LUAK will dedicate the first three LUAK evenings to introduction. These nights will be the ideal moment to get acquainted with our students club. Of course all existing members are also welcome and memberships can be renewed.

You find more info on the poster (left) and on Facebook (links below). Besides you can pre-register on our website and already access some extra pages. The evenings are followed by introduction rock days. We might see you soon!

Thanks

Yesterday, special act Mangroove shook our headquarters!
No one expected the spell to strike sudden as it did. Jammed together we were taken in a vortex by the guiding singer and ever improvising musicians (like our very own surprise Linus on the Alto Sax)! A party that for many just didn't stop.

We can already announce that the BBQ will be held on Friday the 30th of June at 7PM. Ride out those last deadlines and good luck studying!

LUAK PARTY

Dear climber-musicians and -dancers,

Friday it's time again for an official party! You may expect live acts inside, fiery stuff outside. Friends are also very welcome! Entrance is free.

Next, LUAK saves its special activities till the barbecue. As chestnuts are starting to throw shadows over our streets, exams are approaching. Consequently we'll try not to tempt each other into non-studying activities, when the evenings feel already hot, and dark is late. Everyone is still welcome Thursday nights!

Regards.

Prepare for summermeet

Birds are awakening and exams are ogling. Summer is far-off, then again, we can already make minimal plans for the great summer when we get together. The place to be is Chamonix Mont-Blanc!

The region holds a lot of opportunities for alpinism, but the forests also hide diverse rock climbing crags. Moreover here you can find boulders, trailruns, hiking trails and the greenblue Lac Blanc (what's in a name).

Prepare:

  • Read for multiday alpinism explorations.
  • Get in shape for granite and gneiss.
  • And save the date: 15th - 23th of July.

Luak wins Gold in Ghent

Yesterday the annual Belgian Student Boulder Championship was held! Consequently, our club sent a delegation to Ghent.

In the women's competition Liuba won gold for the KULeuven. In the men's competition Koen and Hendrik shared the 8th rank, for the honour of-respectively-the KULeuven and the UC Leuven-Limburg.

Congrats to everyone who participated in the game. Now back to rock climbing.

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