The Graham Brown House (GBH) is the spiritual home of the Mountaineering Club; it's where the Gear Store and the Dempster Wallace Memorial Library are housed, where gear and guidebooks can be hired, and often where socials and talks occur or end up.

Every year six club members move into GBH as the new custodians of the club's home. GBH annually hosts two fancy dress parties, a series of talks and the occasional other social, often including wizard sticks and sock wrestling.



GBH was first given to the club by Professor Graham Brown, who donated his house to the Mountaineering Club in the custody of Edinburgh niversity. After a fall out with the university, however, the club was evicted from the original GBH, the house was sold and the EUMC have eventually ended up in our current flat on Nicholson Street.

Graham Brown was an eminent neurophysiologist and prolific mountaineer, who pioneered several first ascents on the Brenva face of Mont Blanc, as well as first ascents of Mount Foraker in Alaska and was part of the team involved in the first ascent Nanda Devi in the Himalaya, although he did not summit the mountain himself.

For more information on Graham Brown, check out this PDF.

GBH Residents 2020-2021


Perhaps the designated parent of GBH, Milo is often seen working out on the board, fixing up the flat and shoving his hands in cracks. Easily recognisable by the size of the head on his pint.


Lucy is the biggest (and only) bridge fanatic you will ever meet. Driven by work we have no idea why she decided to live in GBH but let’s hope her grades win out over the alcohol.


Brewer of beer, preparer of pasties and curator of Kombucha, GBH’s chief procrastinator Theo is the master of finding niche hobbies to replace revision.


The yoga fanatic that is somehow always injured. She has been known to dispatch litre tubs of peanut butter at a disturbing rate. Perhaps this is what gives her more energy than the rest of the flat combined.


Tom is a mountain leader. He also has a beard. Sometimes. Will take any opportunity to go taps aff and show you his mUsCLeS. 


Wild. Tells bad jokes to an often poor reception but he nevers learns better. Can cook dal but chooses not to. Loves a pint, or seven, the cheaper the better.