/ NEW ARTICLE: Climbing Clubs - What are they all about?
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Great article. However, I wanted to comment about the proportion of women in climbing clubs....
... I am the Membership Secretary of the Mynydd Climbing Club (centred on the High Peak and South Manchester area). Approximately one third of our 200 membership are women and I would say about 50% of our active members are women.
I am also a member of the Karabiner Mountaineering Club and they also have a balanced mix of active members.
Nice article! I have been /am a member of a number of clubs and they have good (and bad) sides! My favourite club ever must be our uni club. This is what got me really into climbing, mountaineering, got me a husband and lifelong friends!! What more can you ask for...????
Since leaving uni (many moons ago, I have joined a few clubs - some have been great, some less so.
One thing I agree with other comments is the problem about young people/kids. There is too much red tape about kids/ young people in clubs...it's a shame!
One point about the SMC and women! It's a great club and women are more then welcome!
I'm actually considering doing the child protection training just to see what it is like...
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