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, and with other club members to Everest Base Camp, the High Atlas in winter, and looking at volcanoes in Sicily.
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 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 in the English and European music session in the Factory Tap on the second Wednesday in each month, and in the monthly music session at the Hill Inn 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Secretary: Clare Fox
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, The Fellfarer.
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: Maja While
Member: Vicky Weeks
Member: Peter Blamire
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 - Mike Palk, Laura Walsh
High House Sub-Committee.
To plan and organise the maintenance and development of the club hut High House.
Chair - Roger Atkinson
Members - Walter Walshaw, Peter Goff, Mick Fox
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