Ex-Committee 2016-17

Harry Lewis - Chair

Favourite Climb: The Axe, Clogwyn Du'r Arddu

 

Tune of Choice: Eye Of The Tiger

 

Biggest Epic: Has to be when Alex fell off an ice route on the Ben and tore half his face off

 

Louise Baddeley - Secretary

 

Favourite climb: Nailsbane, Lawrencefield

Tune of choice: New Slang, The Shins

 

Biggest Epic: Slicing my leg open on a remote offshore island in New Zealand and having to wait until morning for a helicopter rescue. Finally got to hospital after 12 hours of pain and bleeding and then, after 5 hours in A&E I realised I was stranded in a town hundreds of miles from anyone I knew and I couldn't walk. Luckily I had lovely friends who drove for several hours to come and pick me up.

Eloise Wells - Treasurer

 

Favourite Climb: Tensor II, Swanage

 

Tune of Choice: Best Day Of My Life, American Authors

 

Biggest Epic: Significantly benighted on fingers ridge in winter

Connor Read- Publicity Officer

 

Favourite Climb: Super Direct, Dinas Mot

 

Tune of Choice: Boiled Frogs, Alexisonfire

 

Biggest Epic: Trying to run for 3 hours fuelled solely on pumpkin seeds, resulting in producing copious amounts of vomit for the remainder of the night. I finished though!

Tom Drysdale- Catering Officer

 

Favourite Climb: Elefantenhimmel, Grande Grotta, Kalymnos

 

Tune of Choice: Comfortably Numb, Pink Floyd

 

Biggest Epic: Hearing nearly 30 avalanches going off around us when walking up a valley to Annapurna Base Camp in a complete white-out! Worth it for the views at base camp but quite scary!

Dom Beer- Climbing Co-ordinator

Favourite Climb: The Plum, Tremadog

 

Tune of Choice: Under Pressure - Queen and David Bowie

 

Biggest Epic: HPM checkpointing 2015, spending the night on Lost Lad in hurricane strength winds in a tent held together only by bamboo, tape, people and a bouldering pad!

 

 

 

Elis Evans- Climbing Co-ordinator

Favourite Climb: Anything at Caswell

 

Tune of Choice: Baba O'Riley - The Who

 

Biggest Epic: Getting Lost on the Cannock chase walk, 17 hours in!

 

 

 

Matilda Scott - Walking Co-ordinator

 

Favourite Climb: Physiology, Stanage Popular

 

Tune of Choice: This Is The Life, Amy Macdonald

 

Biggest Epic: Climbing the Inaccessible Pinnacle and Sgùrr Dearg in the Isle of Skye

Matt Arnold - Kit Officer

 

Favourite Climb: Wings for Life, Telendos

 

Tune of Choice: Wet Sand, Red Hot Chili Peppers

 

Biggest Epic: Attempting to open a bottle of olive oil with a sharp knife and slicing my finger open, 3 days into a 2-week sport climbing trip. Alternatively, any time spent on a 2-wheeled vehicle.

Sam McCarthy - Social Secretary

Favourite Climb: MILLSTONE

 

Tune of Choice: Nite Club, The Specials

 

Biggest Epic: Getting stranded in Font or my mate chopping my new rope in half...

Tom Bennell - Social Secretary

 

Favourite Climb: Five Finger Exercise, Cratcliffe

 

Tune of Choice: Mothersky, Can

 

Biggest Epic: Forgetting shoes and harness, and getting benighted at froggatt and having to do the second pitch in my socks.

Olga Kondrashova - HPM Co-ordinator and Inclusions

 

Favourite Climb: Free Style, Kalymnos

 

Tune of Choice: Dancing With Myself, Billy Idol

 

Biggest Epic: Climbing Wings for Life on Telendos in Greece as my first proper multi-pitch, leading the amazing traverse pitch, and doing it all in perfect conditions! Best day out climbing I've had!

Nabil Toumi - HPM Co-ordinator

 

Favourite Climb: Mt Paritutu, Part of the rim of an ancient underwater volcano, and former Maori fort.

 

Tune of Choice: N****s in Paris

 

Biggest Epic: Climbing Mt holdsworth at 10. the one that got me into mountaineering

Ben Davidson- Training and Progress Officer

 

Favourite Climb: Femme Blanche, Ceuse

 

Tune of Choice: Little Man, Little Dragon

 

Biggest Epic: Checkin' out the orthopaedic dept. in Norway

Alex McCann - Training and Progress Officer

Favourite Climb: Left Wall, Dinas Cromlech, E2 5c.

 

Tune of Choice: Welcome Home, Radical Face

 

Biggest Epic: Dark Mountains MM 2013, set off in a blizzard at around 11pm, after around 4hrs and almost 20km we were both hypothermic, found the easiest route off the hill, ended up staggering down next to a stream, tripped, fell 3/4m into a snow drift with my face in the water. 100m later we discovered that we were above a junction of two streams, and couldn't cross either safely so camped there. Woke at 8am to brilliant blue skies, lots of the snow had melted away, the streams had died down, but we were still 10km from race HQ. Made it back by 11am, no one ended up finishing the course...

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