The Clogwyn Committee

The committee is elected annually at the AGM in February. Their job is to manage the running of the club.

Chairman: Ian Humphries

I’ve been a member of the CMC for about 10 years, and thoroughly enjoy being out and about in the great outdoors (but with my feet firmly planted on Terre Firma, I’m afraid). Exploring the countryside, be it the hills of the Peak District, the mountains in Snowdonia, or just the paths around my local patch, is a great pastime and gives me the opportunity to pursue my keen interest in photography and birds – of the feathered variety…

Secretary: Mini Johal

Having returned back to my home town years ago, I found myself doing a lot of outdoor activities on my own. Then I sneakily tagged along with my friend to Alter rock and discovered Clogwyn and their good homely people. I was welcomed with loving warm arms and have made some good friends on the long walks and climbs. I have been with Clogwyn over 4 years, but it feels like a lifetime....

Treasurer: Alan Buxton

I am a founder member of the CMC. I have enjoyed being the Hut Custodian since the mid ‘80’s and am now the Treasurer. Having been cycling, caving and climbing in my early life, I have now settled down to enjoying all aspects of walking in many areas. I have enjoyed my outdoor life and the atmosphere of the CMC and hope to continue doing so for some time yet.

Hut Booking Secretary: Lix Buxton

I've been a member of the CMC for over 40 years & the Hut Booking Secretary for longer than I care to remember. I started climbing while still at school but soon changed to hill walking and have been doing it ever since. I joined the CMC when I started going out with Alan and 40 plus years later I'm still here. The club, the friendships I've made and the hut in Wales have been an important part of my social life.

Hut Custodian: Rachel Buxton

CMC practically runs through my veins – being the offspring of 2 life-long members. I grew up with the Hut being my second home, and as much as I’m sure I moaned about being taken on walks as a child it obviously made a lasting impression because I’m doing it of my own accord now, and for fun! When not out enjoying a walk in the countryside I can usually be found making an exhibition of myself on stage with my am dram group, or relaxing with a good book in front of the fire (just like I do at the Hut really…)

Meets: Oliver Toogood

I have always loved Britain's mountain environments especially scrambling in the Ogwen valley and wild camping in the Lakes and in the Cairngorms. I am a qualified Mountain Leader and I lead groups of young people in the mountains as part of my work with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. I prefer mountains to cragging and I prefer them to be covered in snow, but I'm always happier to be out and climbing something than not. It's been great meeting so many like-minded Cloggies and new friends over the last few years, as well as climbing some great routes; not to mention that this is the best excuse for regular trips to the Falstaff!

Matt Green

Having moved to Derby in 2010 I discovered a world of adventure in the Peak District and now beyond. I enjoy getting out in whatever form, sport & trad climbing, bouldering, scrambling and hiking (am I allowed so say kayaking & biking on here?). I got involved in Clogwyn through a beginners’ climbing course at Alter Rock and have never looked back (no I didn't injure my neck). It's not just about the activities, its the atmosphere that draws me in, the camping, the fire, the beer, the company and the stories. What's not to love?
Anyway, the mountains are calling - and I must go!

Chris Jones

Climbing started for me in the late sixties when climbing walls were virtually unknown, when trad protection and outdoor clothing from synthetic fabrics were just being developed. Observing the development of the hobby with its ethics, politics, technical issues, fashions, colourful figures (and the big change in public recognition) has provided a fascinating backdrop for my own involvement. I joined Clogwyn in the eighties but was too focussed on climbing limestone to see all the wider pleasures till later, serving as Secretary then Chairman of CMC over a decade or so. Now I climb less outside, instruct part time and help with recruitment and training for Clogwyn: still a great little club.