The Committee

Hywel RowlandsSecretary
I survive this world through a strict diet of coffee, chocolate and climbing. Take one of these out of the mix and I’d simply fall over. As Secretary I pull together meeting agendas and notes together with managing any incoming emails, It’s a tough job and there are times when I cry myself to sleep. Most of the time I’m destroying the local neighbourhood character through building a house under a monstrous car port, yes you kinda have to see it but it’s as you’d imagine.

Cameron AbrahamCommittee Member
I am a resident of the Natimuk Café on weekends, you will catch me training hard as a dish pig which strengthens my core and finger tips. You are welcome to come and try some dish pig cross training whilst I run off and actually climb something for a change.

Ben WrightBurnley Wall Caretaker
Some say I have not missed a VCC trip in over 10 years, I hate to disappoint but I missed one whilst climbing in China recently. When I am not climbing, I am dreaming about climbing or planning my next climbing trip. You cant miss me at the crag, I am usually sporting one of my dazzling white work shirts.

Non Committee Members with a Club Function:

Michael O’ReillyTrip Coordinator
l have had an ongoing serious addiction to climbing for over 30 years. But I cleverly use my position as VCC Trip Coordinator as cover for this problem. I just can’t help myself and love to climb – especially in The Grampians. I’ve been known to climb first ascents, even having to place bolts, just to get my fix. When I can’t climb outdoors, I’ve been known to do a bit of route setting and climbing at The Lactic Factory and Northside Bouldering gyms.
If you want to run a trip, get in touch

Leigh HopkinsonArgus Editor
Editing the Argus combines my two passions—climbing and writing. I’ve been climbing for five years now and working in media for ten. When I’m not at my desk or on the wall I tend to have this little guy strapped to me. If you see us at the gym (probably Northwalls) or the crag (Mt Alexander’s my local), come and say hello. And if you have a story to share, send it my way!

Glen DonohueMembership Secretary
When not stalking members to pay their membership, Glen can be found in the Grampians. Usually covered in sweat, dirt and prickles at some remote cliff no one has visited in the last decade, which was probably the last time he was there anyway. He is editor of the VCC mega-classic ‘A Grampians Rock Climbing Guide: the Asses Ears Area’ and co-conspirator with many other lost souls of Grampians/Gariwerd guidebook editors in keeping Victorian climbing history documented.