DMC Committee Member Profiles

President: Greg Jennings

Greg didn’t start climbing until he was in his 40s but is making up for it now. He loves climbing (mainly trad), walking and generally being out in a mountain environment.


Favourite Crag: Wildcat at Matlock Bath. 'It has a unique setting and is the best limestone around ... but also what a great name for a natural crag.'


Favourite climb:  The Old Man of Stoer (North of Lochinver,
Scotland). 'It was such an adventure to get there and has such an atmosphere about it.'

Favourite Gear: 'I guess my cams the engineering is beautiful and they’re invaluable on some climbs.'


Favourite book: Mountains of the Mind by Robert Macfarlane - 'a
fascinating analysis of our changing attitudes to mountains.

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: David Aldridge
David enjoys hill days off the beaten track, scrambling and back packing trips and trekking.

Best Day Out: That rare winter day in Scotland with blue skies and views for miles – a brocken spectre on Ben Cruachan.

Favourite Gear: Anything that’s light weight


Favourite Book: Wilderness Dreams by Mike Cawthorne – eight journeys through Scotland

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


Climbing Meet Secretary: Gill Radcliffe

Gill enjoys trad climbing and mountaineering and does a bit of fell running to keep fit. She's happiest in the mountains of the UK or the Alps, though not adverse to sun rock trips in the winter months.


Best day out: Long multi-pitch routes on perfect granite in the Alps.


Favourite gear: A comfortable rucksack to carry all my climbing gear


Favourite mountain literature: Any 'coffee table' book that inspires me to climb or hike such as Classic Rack, Hard Rock and Classic Walks.