Two strong candidates were in the running for the BMC presidential election â€“ Rab Carrington and Doug Scott. Rab, who has been a Vice President for the last three years, won the vote. The new President said that he looked forward to the next three years in office. Dr Charles Clarke finished his term as BMC President and was presented with a gift to thank him for all his hard work.
Audrey Seguy, nominated for incoming Vice President, showed that her performance as a speaker is as strong as her performance as a climber. The current British bouldering and lead climbing champion, introduced herself to the AGM audience and took on some questions before she was voted in by an overwhelming majority. Audrey is Managing Director of the Castle Climbing Centre in London.
Pat Littlejohn and Rehan Siddiqui were re-elected as Vice Presidents and David Lancely was re-elected as Honorary Treasurer.
Rab Carrington, one of Britain's foremost mountaineers, established the Rab brand in 1981 to design and manufacture the worlds finest down clothing and sleeping bags. Right from these early days Rab created a reputation for producing garments that are truly for â€˜the most extreme conditions in the world' and for searching out the finest technical fabrics to use in their designs. Rab clothing stands among the most technical and innovative on the market, designed to meet the exacting demands of the Scottish mountains that remain the inspiration and testing ground for many of the products. The Rab brand continues to be run by climbers for climbers and all products are tested in extreme environments by our team of mountain athletes.