The Committee

Edgar Harwood

Edgar Harwood

Secretary

Favourite Meet: It used to be caving in Greece and all over the UK 50 years ago! Now I like walking with an element of challenge such as the Snowdonia Three Peaks

Yvonne Burquest

Yvonne Burquest

Chair

Favourite meet:  weekends up at the club hut and the annual Alstonfield Walk (although I’ve never won a trophy!).

Stuart Wright

Stuart Wright

Hut Warden

Favourite Meet: annual Easter climbing meet in Cornwall – the climbing is great and the Cornish pasties and scotch eggs even better – but always happy to nip off somewhere hot, like Spain, for a bit of bolt clipping.

Andy Hemsted

Andy Hemsted

Climbing Meet Secretary/ Newsletter Editor

Favourite Meet: The Gritstone Challenge; a long long midsummer day, with climbing on nine crags, and walking in-between. We hope for good weather, and no midges!

Claire Dignon

Claire Dignon

Club Development

Favourite Meet: Sport climbing, via ferrata and scrambling in Ailefroide, France. Sunshine, camping, good food and lots for the relative novice. But also any club meets at Pant Ifan where you can climb one day, mountain bike the next and pop down a mine on the way home.

Steve Foley

Steve Foley

Caving Meet Secretary

Chris Haines

Club President

Favourite Meet: Caving in Doolin, County Clare. Great caves, walking and pubs with live music.

Bob Jayes

Treasurer

Favourite Meet: The annual Alstonefield Walk – it allows me to enjoy a challenge in the outdoors as my flexibility to climb or cave has become restricted.

Penny Hemsted

Penny Hemsted

Vice Chair and Membership Secretary

Favourite Meet: A difficult question! Sicily was good and varied – with crags so close to the camp site AND lit up for extra sessions after 9 p.m. The Chartreuse (France) was superb too – (and select) with 6 attendees from different disciplines but all climbing and an average age of 74!      Favourite Place? No contest! Kalymnos for me!

Jane Varley

Jane Varley

Walking Meets Secretary

Favourite Meet:  The Alstonefield Walk has my vote.  True to say I may be showing favouritism as this event has been organised by my Dad for well over 40 years.  From the camaraderie on the early morning coach trip, the anticipation of a challenging day ahead against winter elements, rounded off by the welcome warmth of an evening at the Bluebell Inn for socialising, sustenance and tall tales of derring-do!

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