Adventure & Expo

Club of the Year Award 2015

We are lucky in Plymouth to have Dartmoor on our doorstep for some pretty wild adventures. Further afield we run trips to the Brecons, Snowdonia and the Peak District, we have everything from gentle coast path strolls to full blown mountain expeditions.

We offer opportunities for both indoor and outdoor climbing, from beginner levels to experienced. The Life Centre in Plymouth offers over 150 routes on 16m, 10m and 8m walls, for top rope and lead climbs, along with a large dedicated bouldering area. For outdoor climbing the club runs trips to many locations in the South West and further afield, including the spectacular Cheddar Gorge and of course local Dartmoor. Even if you have never tried climbing and would love to give it a go, or are experienced and would like to be challenged, there is something for everyone in the club.

Slacklining is the newest sport to come to Adventure & Expo. It’s a cross between a tightrope and a trampoline, and totally addictive. Give it a go, you won’t regret it. The perfect way to unwind after a climbing/caving session or go water-lining walking across a slackline over a body of water – be prepared to get wet though! Brilliant for good balance, coordination and training your core.

There’s an eager, contingent of cavers in Adventure & Expo. They travel the country, and the world, finding the best caves. If you’re looking for a bit of adventure in your life, and you don’t mind a bit of mud, caving is for you. Conquer your fears and explore where few people venture. We regularly run trips to Devon caves, including Bakers Pit, Pridhamsleigh Cavern and Radford. Further afield we have strong ties to the Mendip Caving Group: Shepton Mallet Caving Club, Plymouth Caving Group and Devon Cave Rescue Organisation.

Committee 2019-2020

James Robertshaw


Also, my bio: Hey all, I’m James and I’m the new president. This is my fourth year on the club and third as part of the committee, having been trip sec in previous years - I’m aiming to put my experience to good use in this new role, where I assist the rest of committee manage their responsibilities as well as organising the club in general. I’ve loved every second I’ve been part of A&E and I aim to help everyone else have the same experience. If you have any questions, worries or suggestions, please feel free to mention it, wherever you see me!

Johnathon Mawdsley


Hi, I’m John I like climbing, coding and cooking. I enjoy climbing at the hangar/LC and pretend to like climbing outdoors. I am currently on an internship but I’m still based in Plymouth. I am the Secretary which deals with organising meetings, admin and w/e needs doing.

Zachary Smith


Hi! My name's Zachary "Mr. Moneybags" Smith and I'm your treasurer for this year. My responsibilities include purchasing cool new kit and helping finance the trips we offer! I'm a big fan of climbing and you'll often find me at the Life Centre on Tuesday's practising new routes and sleeping on the crash mats. If you have any questions about trips or ideas for new club equipment, come and talk to me!

Fergus Longbottom

Health & Safety Officer

Hi, I’m Fergus and it is my job to keep you safe on all your adventures and expeditions with the club. I ensure that everyone is staying within their capabilities and doing so in a safe manner. I will also make sure you are all insured when on trips. Feel free to ask me any questions and if you can’t find me then I’m probably on the sofa in the Life Centre.

Jonathan Coulson-Lowes

Climbing Sec

I’m Jonny and I’m this year’s climbing sec. My first year with Adventure & Expo was everything I’d hoped it would be and much more. I’m extremely passionate about the outdoors, especially climbing and therefore I’m responsible for all things climbing related within the club. So whether you’re curious about taking your first steps into climbing or are looking to advance your game to real rock, I’m happy to answer all your questions and help guide you towards your goals.

Zara Lovelock

Trip Sec

Hello everyone! I’m Zara, I’m now your Trip Sec I joined the club last September and have really enjoyed the chance to learn loads of new skills and go on great adventures with a lovely bunch of people! I was previously the Caving Sec. I also really love getting out into the mountains and I’m a keen walker and climber. If you have any questions about what trips we have planned or any ideas please do get in touch.

Ada Myers

Caving Sec / Slacklining Sec

Hello, I'm Ada and I'm the slacklining sec as well as being joint caving sec with Zara. I'm in my 2nd year of university and have loved the opportunities Adventure and Expo have offered such as learning cave rescue, navigation and rope skills. I'm responsible for passing on these skills as well as running adventure packed caving trips all around the country. Whether you have experience or not, I assure you we will have great fun on the activity and of course socialising with a pint afterwards!!

James Coomber

Hiking Sec

Hey guys, I’m James your hiking sec for this year. I’m a 3rd and a half year Engineering student with a keen interest in long distance hiking, trail running as well as climbing. I'll be organising all the hikes for the trips as well as running bi weekly local walks on Wednesday afternoons. I’ll also be organising groups to attend local orienteering events as well as helping organising training for any interested club members . Any questions you have relating anything, drop me a message!

Joseph McComb

Social Sec

Hi guys, I’m Joseph, the social sec of Adventure and Expo this year. Im in my second year of university and trying to make a memorable one. As the social sec I’m in charge of getting the club sponsors and of course organise the alcoholic (and non alcoholic) activities and social events for the year. From nights out on the town dressed in cardboard boxes to ‘fancy’, wine and cheese nights in, there should be something for everyone. This year, I’m also trying to get other societies to do joint events with us to try and get the club out and about as much as possible. Any suggestions for new sponsors, socials or joint events that you have are much appreciated! I look forward to making this year a great one!

Helen Astle

Kit Sec

Hey guys! I'm Helen, your kit sec for this year. This means I'm in charge of keeping tabs on where all our gear is, making sure it's safe for use, and keeping the stores nicely organised. I'm also in charge of commissioning the design for, ordering and distribution of the club kit.


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