Swapping Desk Glumness for Esk Buttress – Charlie

Sitting in an office all week can be a pretty miserable existence, which helps make a day climbing in the mountains so great. And on a Saturday in May, I had a fine day in Lakes with Will Marr, who is not in the TWMC but some of you have met him. The night before we decided that we would head for the remote Upper Eskdale crag of Esk Buttress to have a look at the Lakes classic of Bridge’s Route, Hard Severe…. Continue reading “Swapping Desk Glumness for Esk Buttress – Charlie”

Chairmans Chat – October 2010

Well with the 2010 AGM approaching this month I have decided to move away from my usual summary of recent events and focus in on something that has been a concern since the start of my role as chairman last year. The subject that worries me most at the moment is that of membership, both in terms of overall numbers but also with regard to the general level of activity and, without being personal to anyone in particular, their age. Continue reading “Chairmans Chat – October 2010”