Start Academic Year

Ignition! Time for the aula, time to look for nearby climbing halls (;)) and time to announce one of multiple events ahead.

Thursday the 23th of November, our little country's crack climbs, and our club, will have a visit of Pete Whittaker the British world-class climber.

There should be plenty of 'cracking' stories, solo shenanigans, taking the piss out of Tom (as he's not there), and the odd Huber impression thrown in for good measure. Should be a laugh!

- Pete

PS: Luak's open every Thursday night. Moreover starting from next week there will be lots of introductory opportunities.

UPCOMING (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!

UPCOMING

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 (15th - 23th of July)

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.

Freyr Weekend

To conclude our rock climbing initiation sessions, we will be going to Freyr for the weekend! The weather forecast seems to be favorable, so there is no excuse not to come. Remember to bring a tent, sleeping bag and mat since we will be sleeping at the bivouac, or you can always try to claim a spot in the tent of another LUAK member.
We encourage you to come by the clubhouse this Thursday to arrange the carpooling. If this is not possible, you can always contact a member of the board.

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!

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