Access & Environment Officer Announcement

Dear Victorian Climbing Community

On behalf of the Victorian Climbing Club, our Committee and the climbing community at large I would like to thank Tracey Skinner for 11 years of dedication and service in the role of the VCC’s Access & Environment Officer. After more than a decade in the role, Tracey has decided to resign from her position and take a well deserved break. Tracey has demonstrated passion, commitment,enthusiasm and skill to fighting the fight for better access to our crags including wrangling many of us to numerous working bees to clean up cliffs and shuffle rocks for better pathways. Tracey’s latest achievement with the launch of the CliffCare Education Project poster campaign to build climber awareness of proper etiquette and environmental responsibility is a masterpiece and a fitting accomplishment to round out her outstanding service for the climbing community in general.

Tracey enjoy’s a girl’s climb in the You Yangs after she negotiated this cliff to be re-opened

Tracey has kindly agreed to see out the month of May in her current role to ensure her invaluable knowledge is shared with myself, the Committee and members of the Grampians Access Working Group to enable us to move forward in her absence.

Given the current spotlight on access issues for climbers, the VCC has already started the recruiting process for the role of the Access & Environment officer and will advertise it soon. This will ensure the VCC is well positioned for the next stage of consultations regarding climbing access in the Gariwerd / Grampians.

I encourage you to reach out to Tracey to thank her and congratulate her on the valuable work she has undertaken for the climbing community. Personally I wish Tracey all the best in her future endeavours wherever they might take her.

Paula Toal
VCC President