The committee of 2011/2012 are as follows:

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David 'Windle' Comer - Chairman
This will be Dave's third year in the club, which he joined as soon as starting uni. Dave says "I love pretty much everything about climbing and being outdoors and go on as many trips as i can manage without failing my degree." This year Dave looks forward to many more climbing based adventures, whether they're in the snow and ice on the side of a mountain or a laid back day in the sun at Swanage. Bliss.
Kilian Collender - Secretary
This will be Kilian's second year at uni and second year with the club. Last year was the first time Kilian tried climbing and he hasn't stopped since, some might call him an addict! Infact, he says: "I'm definitely an addict and looking forward to loads more climbing and pushing my grade. My main aims for next year are to gain as much knowledge as possible and to share what I've learnt with as many as I can."
Compelling words from our Secretary.
Kirsty Stubbs - Treasurer
Kirsty is out helping people in Africa (Kenya) so has no real biography yet, but this will be her 4th year with the club having climbed all over the UK as well as in Europe since joining.
Beth Cattermole - Social Secretary
This will be Beth's 3rd year with the club and in her words, "what an awesome few years it's been!" Beth was a beginner when she joined the club and now enjoys all types of climbing, particularly anything outdoors. This year Beth hopes to push her grade and do more leading! As well as at the wall on Tuesday, Beth will always be found in the pub afterwards!
Matt 'Novelty Matt' Wake - Trips Officer
Matt is an old fart, has been free from university for 3 years and has been in the club for 5. Matt's starting to climb a bit harder this year and is hoping being Trips Officer will help him to not be such a trad wimp! A big European sport fan enjoying bigger routes, Matt is hoping to get to go somewhere exciting in Europe over the summer!
Tom 'Italian Stallion' Foschini - Training Officer
Tom started climbing at the beginning of 2010 and says "I truly believe it's the best thing I have ever done in my life. It's become my passion, or obsession as my mum would say!" This is Tom's second year in the club, and though he's usually more of a cheeky boulderer or sport climber, he was happy to have learnt trad last year. Tom particularly enjoys bouldering comps and is hoping that this year will bring many of them!
Alex 'Twindle' Davis - Equipment Officer
Alex says "Joining the mountaineering club during my first year was probably one of the best decisions I've made at Uni. While this will only be my second year with the club I have already been on loads of awesome trips and learnt so much."
Alex enjoys both top-roping and sport climbing but hopes to move onto trad as well this year.
(P.S. We call him Twindle because he looks like Windle)
'Angry' Brian Starkey - Web Geek
I'm not really angry, well maybe sometimes, but not really. This is my 4th year with the club, I've been bouldering more lately so this year want to get back on the ropes and lose some of my damn lead-fear!
Pete 'Stinky/Nick' Shaw - Nick of the Club
He's Stinky, he's Nick of the Club.

Committees: 07/08, 08/09, 09/10, 10/11, 11/12, 12/13.

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