John Shorter - Mountains & Us - ZOOM

Mon, Sep 14th 2020 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


In a week when the work of Rotary Clubs was recognised in the House of Commons for their role in Polio eradication locally John Shorter,72, and his wife and Maureen,71, Of Penrith Rotary Club showed that age is no object to taking part in Rotary outdoor walking activities.  

 

John explained how he got a love of walking in the Alps and the Lake District Fells when as a young man he was bored working for a book publishing firm and decided instead to run away to sea. Each Wednesday, whilst training as a Radio Officer at Wray Castle, these would be sailors were dropped off 10 miles from Wray Castle and had to find their own way back, across the fells using a badly photocopied map. He explained that now he and Maureen set off, fully equipped, for winter walks on the fells. They prefer the scenery in winter when the fells are quiet and peaceful and the views are magnificent. John stressed the need of having the correct equipment as you can never tell when the weather will suddenly change.

John also organises fell walks each week with a group of three friends the total ages of which never fall below 230. He and Maureen also enjoy drinking Fizz, and eating hot pasties, on the fells on Christmas day.

John ShorterContact John Shorter about this page:

(ALL fields required)

(If you are a Rotarian, please name your club.)

'What We Do' Main Pages:

What is Rotary

more  

We're looking for more men and women of all ages and backgrounds to join Penrith Rotary, to use their time, talents, professional skills and energy to improving the lives of people in their local communities and others around the world.

more  

Latest Club Programme Who's the speaker finder, who's speaking, who's buying the raffle prize etc.. Diary Dates for the current Rotary year

more  

Details of major projects undertaken by the club

more  

Rotary Club of Penrith New Generation competitions

more  

International Committee page for the Rotary Club of Penrith

more  

Rotary Penrith Community and Vocational Projects

more  

Rotary's own charity the Rotary Foundation

more  

Charity Burns Night Supper

more  

Golf Tournament

more  

Penrith Rotary walks for Pudsey

more  
Eden Swim School 2018

The Rotary Club of Penrith invites you to enter a team in our Swimathon. This fun event is intended to provide you with an opportunity to raise funds for your own preferred charity, good cause, club or team – or for this year’s Rotary supported charities

more  

Rotary Ride for Prostate Cancer

more  

Penrith Rotary Activities

more  

Annual reports giving details of fundraising undertaken and charities supported during the year.

more