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.

Secretary: Mike Dowsett

Mike likes nothing better than sinking a hand jam as often as possible even on slabs. He is working his way (slowly) through ‘Classic Rock’ routes, Bill Birkett’s ridge routes and Munro’s as well as an obscure list of 2000’plus ring contours in the Lake District.

Favourite Crag: Stanage (all of it)

Favourite Mountain Day: Bivvying up on the Cuillin Ridge, watching the sun go down at 11.30 and rising again at 02.30, and getting as far as the In Pin. Finishing the ridge next time will be even better.

Favourite Gear: A 1975 MOAC . Re-strung of course.

Treasurer: Graham Jones

Favourite Crag:

Favourite Mountain Day:

Favourite Gear:

Assistant Secretary & Webmaster: Colin Harper

Colin likes walking, running cycling, mountaineering and climbing. The priority changing with the seasons. Working through the Wainwrights and Munros and several other ticklists which will never be complete.

Favourite Crag: Don't really have one yet

Favourite Mountain day: Scrambling on Tryfan taking in Bristly ridge

Favourite gear: Paramo Velez smock - so versatile I use it for everything

Climbing Meets Co-ordinator: Jon Shields

Jon is an obsessively keen rock climber, who loves all aspects of the sport including Alpine, Scottish Winter and Ice. Loves grit, granite and slate slabs.Not so keen on bouldering and walking.

Favourite Crag: Stanage, there is just so much of it.

Favourite Summit: Aiguille Dibona, so good I have done it twice.

Favourite Gear: Grivel 360 Ice Screws

Social Member: Alan Cameron

A club member for 24 years, Alan’s interests include hill walking, climbing, cycling and skiing.

Favourite Crag: Gimmer Crag (Langdale)


Favourite Mountain Day: Any sunny day ski touring in the Fjells of southern Norway.


Favourite Gear: Really warm gloves on a very cold day.

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