Wednesday 9 June 2021

Bob Moulton Received the George Band Award

Photo: Mike Vetterlein
Bob Moulton has received The George Band Award from the BMC. It recognises  people who have played a significant role in the BMC's work over an extended period of time.

Emma Tavers writes in here '2021 BMC Volunteer Award Winners Announced' BMC Article. 

"Bob has dedicated a lifetime of voluntary work to the BMC locally as well as in other areas of the UK. He has shown an exemplary and exceptional voluntary contribution to the BMC’s work and as a Chair of the HRMG, Bob was involved with the BMC’s acquisition of Stone Farm Rocks in 2002.

Bob is, and has been for a very long time, at the core of what happens on all sandstone outcrops, and not just the BMC owned ones. At nearly 80 years old, he’s still as sharp as a button on the emails and very rarely misses a meeting. He is also one of regular attendees to our Sandstone Volunteer workdays and has been for many years.

It’s difficult to summarise all his input, but in summary it involves:

  • Member of the South West Area Committee for about four years in the late 1960s /early 1970s.
  • Chair of the Harrison’s Rocks Management Group (HRMG) from 1997 to 2005.
  • Chaired the BMC Future Policy Review Steering Group between 2003 and 2005.
  • Has been a member of the BMC Land and Property Trust since its formation in 2005.
  • For the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Mountaineering Club, Bob wrote/edited the 1966 and 1978 Devon guidebooks as well as the 1970, 1974 and 1980 Lundy guidebooks and various supplements.
  • Bob was Vice President of the Climbers’ Club 1990-3 "

Bob is still an active member of the HRMG and his contributions have been
transformative for the south east sandstone outcrops and people who climb them. Bob's roots run deep within the sandstone community and this award is a great recognition of his work and very much deserved.

Photo: (c) Mike Vetterlein