Chairman: Roger Atkinson
Roger has a wide interest and experience in the outdoors, from being a past leader of Kendal Mountain Rescue, to competitive fell running. He now mainly focuses on downhill skiing, walking, and trekking, with recent trips with his wife Margaret to New Zealand and Venezuela.
Vice-Chairman: Mark Walsh
Mark lives in Cheshire, but escapes to the Lakes as often has he can. He loves to be out and about and can’t think of anything better than a day on the fells. Lately he has been led astray by other club members and now finds himself struggling up crags attached to a rope.
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.
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. Contact: 01539 727109
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 on hills, and has trekked extensively including Nepal, the Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria, the Walkers Haute Route, Kilimanjaro, Concordia in Pakistan, and the GR20 in Corsica. He manages his partners print and ceramics business - Angie Mitchell - and when he’s not doing any of that, he likes to play and sing folk music. He is usually to be found playing and singing in the music session in the Lamplighter Bar in Windermere most Wednesday nights, and in the Hope and Anchor music session in Ulverston on Tuesday nights. He plays in the English Country Dance Band ‘Tumbling Tom’, and is the contact for the band . He also plays music on the wild side with N'Dodo who play African jazz/rock music. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Secretary: Mike Palk
Mike has been mad about climbing since watching the ascent of the Old Man of Hoy on TV (way back when!). Living in Bracknell in Berkshire, he used to run the ICI Walking Club but it became increasingly more difficult to leave the wild and wonderful north. He eventually escaped in 1988, met his wife and fellow hill lover, Cath, and has been enjoying the crags and fells ever since!
Mike is a keen walker and climber and enjoys being out and about at every opportunity. Occasionally Mike has been known to do some work and runs team events for a living.
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 contact person for climbing each Thursday evening. Recent travels have taken him to the mountains of New Zealand, India, South Africa, Europe, Mexico and the USA and his summer isn’t complete without a trip to the Alps. He enjoys writing and he edits the quarterly club newsletter, The Fellfarer, now in its seventeenth year. An architect by profession, he enjoys being involved in most improvements at our bunkhouse High House.
Member: Walter (Tony) Walshaw
Correctly named Tony, he is known as Walter within the club (don’t ask). He has a deep interest and knowledge in local industrial archaeology and country matters, and is an enthusiastic paddler having recently built his own canoe. Contact: 015395 52491
Member: Robert Walsh
Robert is now the youngest committee member. 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: Alec Reynolds
Member: Helen Speed
Member: Peter Goff
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 - Peter Goff, Tony Maguire, Jo Abbott, Mike Palk
High House Sub-Committee.
To plan and organise the maintenance and development of the club hut High House.
Chair - Mick Fox
Members - Alec Reynolds, Roger Atkinson, Walter Walshaw, Peter Goff
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, Helen Speed
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Meet the committee and sub-committees