The Committee


Kacper Zdzieborski


Kacper has loved the mountains since being able to walk, anything connected remotely to the mountains and outdoors makes his imagination go wild. With a lot of experience and love of the mountains he will plan amazing trips for people of all skills and experience to enjoy.



Find Kacper: In the wild!


Sarah Johnston


Sarah is a second year archaeology student and a keen hiker. She loved the club so much last year she quickly joined the committee as Social Media Officer! This year she is very excited to be VP and can’t wait to meet all kinds of new and amazing people!! 

Find Sarah: on an excavation!

Johannes Girsch


Johannes is a regular feature on our walks and residential trips. Originally from a very small village in Austria, he enjoys leaving the huge metropolis for which the Hiking Society has the perfect opportunities! As Secretary Johannes takes care of our email newsletters and other general organisation.


Find Johannes: On our weekly hikes!

Louise Bresson

Outreach and Welfare Officer

Louise is in her last year of her BSc Molecular Biology. She is the newest member of the club in the committee but she is already a familiar face within the society. As the welfare officer, she takes great pride in making all members feel welcome and included and will be responsible for running Project Active, ThisGirlCan and TeamUCL's pride in sport affiliated events. Louise will also be involved in the hiking club volunteering events to help extend the clubs community spirit beyond its members.



Find Louise: Wherever you need her to be, she will come running!


Barbara Leger

Social Secretary

Barbara is a 2nd-year geography student who loves swimming and getting her head out of London once a week with the hiking club. She’s born in France but has never lived there, and so far, has spent the longest time of her life living in Seoul, South Korea. As she’s really chatty, she’s always up for a coffee/pint, although she is most often found dressed in a big, comfy sweater at the library.



Find Barbara:  In the Library

Duncan Raitt

Marketing Officer

Duncan is a Scottish mountaineer in the first year of a Mechanical Engineering PhD. He has an enthusiasm for all things nerdy or outdoors, and is excited to get started enhancing the website and kit.



Find Duncan: Near water

Audrey Zhang

Social Media Officer

Hi this is Audrey, Psych fresher and your social media officer! Love taking photos, love hiking, love love love taking photos of hiking, for hiking



Find Audrey: In the Moon 

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Elly Chaw


Elly is one with nature and adventure. A third-year English Literature student, she loves the smell of new books, food, travel, and living off her Fjällräven backpack. We heard she's quite chatty and lively too. She aims to bring the hiking club both literally and metaphorically to greater heights, so you should look forward to that!


Find Elly: In the middle of the crowd!