The Committee

The Committee

ULGMC has a large and friendly committee. Look out for them on trips, socials and at the walls or contact them here.


Stephan Tietz - President

I joined ULGMC in 2010, shortly after I started climbing.  My favourite UK climbing venues are Bosigran and Lawrencefield. I've also done some clambering on the continent, i.e. sport climbing in Spain and France, as well as recently mountaineering in Saas Fee (Switzerland). I also enjoy long distance walking and fell running. I have participated in a number of mountain marathons, done the Welsh 3000's and hope to complete the Bob Graham round one day. I run the Easter Meet at Caseg with Heather.

Email me with queries about membership and funding. I also look after the website, so you can also email me as the webmaster.


Heather Rumble - Secretary

I've been in the club since 2008 and was Meets Secretary for 3 years before becoming President in 2012. I became secretary in 2017.

I love fell running, long distance walking and mountain marathons. I also enjoy winter mountaineering and Alpine mountaineering. If the weather's nice you may find me climbing at Lawrencefield, Dinorwig Slate Quarries or bouldering on Dartmoor. I run the Easter meet at Caseg Fraith with Stephan, as well as odd trips throughout the year (e.g. the 2017 Welsh 3000's trip).

Email me with general enquiries about the club. I'm also newsletter editor at the moment.

Mike H

Mike Hale - Vice President and Hut Trustee

I've been a member of ULGMC since 2009. I've been climbing for 20+ years. I grew up walking and climbing in the Lake District and Skye and since then have climbed throughout the UK, skied and mountaineered in Europe. In 2010 I went on an expedition exploring the Tupungato region of Chile. I enjoy winter climbing and am also a member of the Alpine Club. I "enjoy" mountain marathons and help run the ULGMC Alpine trips. I'm keen to see more overseas trips and expeditions!

My role is to support the President and I can also be contacted by email. I'm also lead trustee for Fallcliffe Cottage.


Graham Cunningham - Meets Secretary

I joined ULGMC in 2000. Before that I'd been climbing with Oxford MC for quite a few years, after walking and scrambling in the UK mountains for, well, ages. Welsh 3000s in 1997, rock-climbing in UK, Spain, France and Swiss summer mountaineering. With ULGMC I'm semi-retired into hillwalking and scrambling, and I run the August Bank Holiday meet at Caseg.

I organise the meets list and the Annual General Meeting. Email me if you'd like to know more about a meet or book onto one.

Ian Ross - Membership Secretary & Treasurer

Other people to look out for:

There are many other people who do various jobs in the club, not all of whom are mentioned here. The main people you may come across or need to contact are:

Jill Bennett - Club Archivist


Rob Hardy - ULMC Liaison

Mike P

Mike Pollitt - Hut Trustee

I started climbing with our sister club, the University of London Mountaineering Club, which I joined in 2003. I joined ULGMC in 2010.  I am also a keen walker - particularly in the mountains but ranging from lowland areas to mountain wildcamping to hut-to-hut trekking in the Alps.  I like scrambles and long adventure climbs.


Keith Mott - Hut Trustee


Mark Stitson - Hut Trustee

Joined the club in 2007 and club secretary from 2007 until 2013. Hut trustee since 2016.


Phil Tarr - Warden of Caseg Fraith

Sally Brown - Sub-warden of Caseg Fraith


Dave Morley - Warden of Fallcliffe Cottage