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experteesLtd
2009-03-13 23:05:22
MI, and a severe attack of Simonitis
Name change. The Board felt that the word ‘Council’ should be dropped, as it implies a committee, whilst ‘Mountaineering’ represents all users of the hills. Between ourselves, I wanted the word ‘Hillwalking’ in it, but was democratically outvoted.

Letters Page. This could be censored and may not be democratic.

National Hillwalking Body. The WAI and UFRC have already been approached by MI to set up such a body, as the current myriad of organisations representing hillwalkers is not in anyone’s interest (there is only one GAA). The WAI have agreed to ‘talks about talks’ (does this seem familiar to those of us from the north?). I just hope it doesn’t take as long, or require input from the White House!

AGM. No-one likes AGMs except Simon. By his own admission, this is the only MI event he attends, so his view of membership participation may be somewhat skewed. Non-attendance is indeed due to boredom, but climbers don’t go either, so this is nothing to do with over-emphasis on the vertical.

Forum. MV is excellent, and a valuable addition to the hillwalking scene. Why should MI be in a hurry to set up a hillwalking forum when there is already a very good one in existence? I think it will happen anyway, once the anti doping is sorted!

Culture. I don’t necessarily agree there is such a thing as MI culture, passed on like a virus. The Board changes every couple of years and each Board will develop its own culture. What is passed from Board to Board is the reality of the demands and constrictures that govern the running of an NGB. Board members are not paid and it is a big commitment, which now includes the management of staff (thus the need for professionals with experience in such areas).

MI. If you want to know what I value about MI, read the next issue of Mountain Log. You may find something about hillwalking in it, written by active amateur hillwalkers, and not totally produced by about three paid professional writers.

Get well soon.

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davsheen 4 days ago.
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Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen 4 days ago.
Cloghernagh Walk Nov 2016

  
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Onzy 6 days ago.
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sean_debarra 4 days ago.
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ewen a week ago.
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ewen a week ago.
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MountainBoy a week ago.
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