To anyone finds the club lacking in it’s teaching you are free to go and learn the skills you want elsewhere.
5 years ago 4 of us paid around £2500 to go and learn skills needed for alpine climbing. We spent the next 3 years giving these skills away for free.
It’s a somewhat pessimistic viewpoint to attack people as free-loading when they’re part of an organization that gives away thousands of pounds worth of advice, guidance, gear hire, and discounts for the price of a £5.
Finally, don’t compare mountaineering with tourist skiing, they are not the same thing
P.s. I owe £60 for spain 3 years ago. can someone remind me to pay this