The Rucksack Club

On the hill with… Dave Woolley

Welcome to “On the hill with…” a series of short interviews with members of the Rucksack Club, appearing over the coming years on the Website! Who better to start this series with than our new President, Dave Woolley, installed at the AGM, January 2019…thanks Dave for taking the time to talk to us. How did you get into walking and climbing? For me it was through my mum and dad, but mainly my dad. He had joined in 1957 (aged 27) so from a very early age I was introduced to mountain environments first walking and in my teenage years climbing.   Who has had the most influence on your mountain experiences? Initially my dad, later a number of Rucksack Club members – people like John Richardson, Rob Ferguson and Andy Llewellyn.   What was your last great day out in the ‘hills’? The Marsden to Edale is a regular Rucksack Club classic – so doing the double earlier this year was great (partly because the weather was so kind to us for once) but mainly catching up with all the members, associate members and guests. The post match refreshments were particularly good!   What does the perfect ‘hill’ day[…]

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