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Your local area is: North West
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The North West area is chock-full with glorious crags spanning as far north as Trowbarrow and Warton, just south of Cumbria, down to Pex Hill in Merseyside and the "proper" Lancashire quarries of Wilton and Egerton. Its meetings are chaired by Colin Struthers, who can usually to be found climbing outdoors with the same ruthless efficiency with which he runs area meetings.
Other Familiar faces are Harold Walmsley (Area Secretary), Lyndon Gill the (National Council Rep) and Les Ainsworth (Access Rep & Guidebook supremo). Les is a handy man to have around if you are struggling with a route anywhere in Lancashire!
At our meetings we try to focus on practical issues that matter to local climbers; so if you have opinions or ideas about any aspect of climbing in the North West then this is the place to come and meet others- who may or may not agree with you. The NW area has been very active in organizing crag maintenance and clean ups and in pursuing better access arrangements.
We are very keen to encourage and support people who want to get things done that actually make a difference. After business there are chips and butties, and to conclude the evening there is a guest speaker (Niall Grimes and Gary Gibson to name but a few), or there is plenty of banter at the bar!
Local Area Representatives
BMC specialist volunteer (Chair of Climbing Walls Committee)
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