DMC Committee Member Profiles

President: Sally Newton

Sally is a keen mountaineer and skier. Sally loves a complex scramble in the British hills and has recently introduced her nephews to Tryfan and Bristly ridge.Her real passion is trekking in any country; this year (2016) the Mustang valley in Nepal. Ski touring is a must every winter.

Favourite Crag: Somewhere in the sun

Favourite Mountain Day:
The ski tour Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt

Favourite Gear: Specific ladies equipment such as skis and rucksacks; being small of stature it is key that women have equipment that fits and is comfortable.

Hut Secretary: Gill Francis

Gill has been an active member of the club for over 30 years. She is a keen hill walker, cyclist and skier. She loves being in the mountains, and has enjoyed recent Sustrans cycle routes with other club members.


Favourite Mountain Days: Summer hut to hut walking in Norway and ski-touring in the winter.


Favourite Gear: Comfortable, soft, leather, walking boots – bliss!

Treasurer: Graham Jones

Favourite Crag: Chair Ladder, Cornwall

Favourite Mountain Day: Ski Tour ascent of the Finsteraarhorn

Favourite Gear: Not really a gear freak

Membership Secretary: Christine Renouf

Christine's love of the mountains has led to her moving to the Lake District. As well as hill walking in the UK she enjoys trekking in the higher mountains of the Himalayas and the Andes. She also enjoys exploring the UK on her bike.

Favourite Crag: In the past Idwal Slabs.


Favourite mountain day: Climbing any mountain in winter conditions.


Favourite gear: Charlet Moser Quark ice axes as they transformed her climbing when she was into ice.

Prospective Member Secretary: Cath Sinclair

Cath enjoys trad climbing, scrambling, hillwalking and Scottish winter mountaineering


Best mountain day: Dubhs Ridge on Skye in great weather with great friends

Favourite gear: comfortable Osprey rucksack and Rab down jacket

Favourite mountaineering author: HWTilman

Favourite outdoor podcasts: Jam Crack, Out There, Mountain (Chris Sleight), The Sharp End