President: Roger Atkinson
Vice Presidents: Mick Fox and Alec Reynolds
High House Trustees: Mick Fox, Mark Walsh, Vicky Atkinson, Cheryl Smallwood
Main Committee -
Chairman: Mark Walsh - 07963 429603
Vice-Chairman: Maja While
Secretary: Maja While
Treasurer: Val Calder
Val works for a large outdoor retailer in Ambleside, and spends her outdoor time walking and climbing, the winter months seeing her on the Kendal climbing wall, and the summer months on the outcrops of south Cumbria and the bigger crags of the Lakes. She also enjoys tending to, and relaxing in, her wildlife friendly garden. Val keeps a tight hold on the clubs purse strings, and is one reason for the healthy financial state of the club.
High House Booking Secretary: Hugh Taylor
Hugh is the person to contact should you wish to book our bunk house in Borrowdale – High House – and the person to contact regarding this web site. His main interest in the outdoors is walking in the hills and mountains, and has trekked extensively including Nepal, the Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria, the Walkers Haute Route, Kilimanjaro, Concordia in Pakistan, and the GR20 in Corsica. His other main passion is music. He likes to play and sing folk music, and is usually to be found playing and playing in the English and European music session in the Factory Tap on the second Wednesday in each month, and in the monthly music sessions in the Hill Inn and Marton Arms near Ingleton. He plays in the English Country Dance Band ‘Tumbling Tom’, and is the contact for the band. He also plays bass guitar on the wild side with N'Dodo who play African jazz/rock music. Contact: email@example.com
Social Secretary: Clare Fox
Clare’s main outdoor interest is walking in this country and abroad, and has recently finished ticking off her list of Lakeland hills, the ‘Wainwrights’. She also enjoys canoeing and a little climbing. She has recently discovered the fun of Via Ferrata and plans to do a lot more in the near future.
Newsletter Editor: Mick Fox
Mick has a wide interest and experience in the outdoors, including fell running, mountaineering, rock climbing, sailing, canoeing and caving. He is a regular at club climbing evenings in and around Kendal each Thursday. In the last few years his travels have taken him to the mountains of New Zealand, India, South Africa, Europe, Mexico, the USA and Morocco and his summer isn’t complete without a trip to the Alps. Closer to home, he is frequently out exploring the hills of Wales, Scotland and Northern England. He enjoys writing and edits the quarterly club newsletter..
Member: Robert Walsh
Robert used to be the youngest committee member, but has recently been usurped by his youger sister Laura. Having been a member since childhood, he now enjoys taking his own young family up to High House. He is a keen walker and mountain biker, with exploits taking him as far as the Rockies and Sierra Nevada mountains.
Member: Laura Walsh
Member: Peter Blamire
Member: Helen Speed
Member: Jan Lancaster
As well as the full committee above, the club has three sub-committees to enable a focus on specific tasks within the club. These are -
To plan and organise all the main social events within the club such as booking huts, weekends away meets, day and evening walks, slide shows, etc
Chair - Clare Fox
Members -Laura Walsh , Irene Ramsbottom, Peter Blamire
High House Sub-Committee.
To plan and organise the maintenance and development of the club hut High House.
Chair - Alec Reynolds
Members - Mark Walsh, John Walsh, Robert Walsh, Maja While, Kevin Smith
To take a strategic view of the club, to keep up to date its documentation such as the Constitution, and generally pick up all the boring bits of managing the club.
Chair - Hugh Taylor
Members - Roger Atkinson, Kevin Ford, Mick Fox
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Meet the committee and sub-committees