Derek began mountain walking in 1954 and took up climbing in 1956 during national service with the RAF Mountain Rescue in North Wales. He was president of the University of Bristol Mountaineering Club in 1959-60 following the first of many Alpine seasons in 1958. He joined the Climbers' Club in 1969, and served as president from 1984-7. He was a member of the Alpine Club and the Fell & Rock CC.
Over the next few days, we'll be reigniting some of the excitement behind Kendal Mountain Festival and posting as many films from... Read more
Kendal Mountain Festival is wrapped up for another year and the 2017 edition was the biggest and arguably the best yet. The... Read more
The findings of the BMC's Independent Organisational Review Group (ORG) were announced at Kendal Town Hall on Saturday 18th... Read more
Mend Our Mountains, a high profile fundraising drive which has already bagged £100,000 for path repair work, has now... Read more
Shauna Coxsey had a remarkable season on the World Cup circuit. Obviously, you would be excused for thinking that Shauna does not... Read more