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New Section Committee Members of the Australia Section

At the Australia Section Committee Meeting of 14th November, the nomination of two new Section Committee Members – Chris Bennetts-Cash (Sydney) and Suzanne Arulogun (Brisbane)  – was unanimously accepted by the Section Committee.  This being the case, it is my pleasure to welcome both Chris and Suzanne to the Australia Section Committee as general members.

Those familiar with Australian trad and alpine climbing will more than likely already be familiar with Chris’s reputation. He was recently over on the South Island climbing in The Remarkables, and will return again in December to approach several objectives in the Aoraki Mt Cook region.

Having completed a number of courses with Alpine Guides, Suzanne is a keen and committed alpine climber, and participated in last year’s Section Trip to Aoraki Mt Cook. She will be returning to New Zealand to climb in January next year.

With Chris being Sydney-based and Suzanne Brisbane-based, their addition to the Section Committee now means that we have – together with Brent McNeil in the Hunter, Nic Bendeli and myself in Canberra and Josh Holloway and Matt Nielsen in Melbourne – coverage in each capital city along the eastern seaboard, which we require for hosting of the monthly Social Climbing Evenings that we have planned for these cities/regions.

Given additional expressions of interest received, I look forward to announcing the acceptance of further nominations by the Section Committee at a point in the near future.

Again, thank you and welcome Chris and Suzanne!

Lucas Foxton
Chair, Australia Section

Posted: 23/11/15

Posted By: Australia Editor