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July 2020
Saturday 4th
8am The Saunders Mountain Marathon - CANCELLED
Sunday 5th
... The Saunders Mountain Marathon - CANCELLED
Friday 17th
7:30pm Virtual Summer Dinner
Saturday 18th
TBD Summer meal - CANCELLED

PLEASE READ - We are experiencing an unprecedented situation in our society and we as a club need to do our part to protect each other, our families, friends and the community at large. To that end we are cancelling all meets until further notice, this includes all weekly indoor climbing meets and all club trips/events.

The club hut is now closed to ALL users. Also, all club members are requested to heed the advice from the government and The British Mountaineering Council about participating in outdoor activities.

Come and share the adventure with the Bowline Climbing Club!
Rock climbing, bouldering, mountaineering, cycling, walking; based in the Leicester area we welcome new members, with or without experience. For more information please contact our chairman.

Bowline CC - Details for Virtual Summer Dinner

E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Sunday, 5th July 2020 @ 11:45am

Hi Folks,

So we can't yet physically meet up for a summer dinner as a club. But we can hold a virtual dinner.

So the plan of the dinner is as follows.

We have 3 courses; Starter, Mains and Dessert

We will have 3 cusine types; Meat, Vegetarian and Vegan.

We will conduct the Virtual Summer Dinner by Zoom. We start each course at a pre-set time with a short quiz/fun event 5-10 minutes then it is down to eating, chatting and drinking. The suggested menu with timings is set out below.

Depending on the weather we could be outside or inside. Outside would be great if the weather is OK, but we appreciate everyone may not have a garden etc. If you want to meet up in groups please do obey the current rules/guidance that are in force in your location for numbers (and remember you will probably have to use the inside facilities!) on the day of the summer dinner. Sorry for folks living in the Leciester City area, but I guess the re-imposed restrictions could still be in place - C'est La Vie I'm afraid.

Dress will be come as you like, but some of us will be dressing up.

It should be fun, so please sign yourself up and do book off Friday 17th July in your diaries.

Menu & Course Times

We've chosen a simple menu - all dishes are designed so that you can make them evening before or during the day. We've selected some recipes from BBC Good Food - but they are just suggestions - please feel free to choose your own dishes:

1st Course - Homemade Hummus - Start 7:30 P.M with Quiz Round 1
Chorizo & Red Pepper Hummus (Serves 2)
Pepper & Walnut Hummus (Serves 2)
Carrot Hummus (Serves 4)

Main Course - Chilli - Start 20:00 with Quiz Round 2
Meaty Chilli (Serves 4)
Vegan Chilli (Serves 4)
Black Bean Chilli with Veggie Toppings (Serves 4)

Dessert - Chocolate Pudding - Start 20:45 with Final Mega Quiz Question
Chocolate Chia Pudding (Serves 4)
Chocolate Mousse (Serves 4)

We will send out the Zoom Link Next Weekend with a reminder on Thursday 16th July

Please do Register so we know roughly how many people are coming:


Andy Railton

Virtual Summer Dinner

  • Friday, 17th July 2020 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
    Location: In the Ether or Your Back Garden

    Hi Folks,

    So we can't yet physically meet up for a summer dinner as a club. But we…

    • 7 people are attending

Bowline CC - tonight zoom meeting

E-mail sent by Michael Jones, Wednesday, 17th June 2020 @ 8:07pm

Bowline CC - Cuillins and the next film night

E-mail sent by Zoe Pickering, Monday, 15th June 2020 @ 6:05pm


This week we have a couple of offerings from Masa and PP on the Cuillin Ridge  - Masa provides context for his conversation with PP about the various times for the Greater Traverse, and PP responds with an account of two of his visits. 

For those of you who fancy a virtual trip along the Ridge after reading these articles, join us again at 8pm on Wednesday this week (17June for anyone who is losing track of time) for some more beer and Cuillin themed shorts. (Short films that is. There need be no knobbly knees on display). 

Join us via Zoom here:

Lots of love

Bowline CC - Buffs!

E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Wednesday, 10th June 2020 @ 8:17pm

Hi Folks,

So I'm collecting the remaining 13 buffs for delivery if people want one. 9 in Yellow and 4 in Pale Blue.

Anyone want to order a buff?, someone has already ordered 2 off.

It's £6 per buff and since I'm posting them out an extra 65p for postage.

Contact Andy Railton ( to order your buff today.



Bowline CC - Movie night

E-mail sent by Michael Jones, Monday, 8th June 2020 @ 11:37pm

Good evening one and all,

I hope you are all well and did something interesting this past weekend.

As the weather looks pretty pants this Thursday, lets have a movie night.

The premise is as we cant all sit round together, have a chilled beverage and chew the fat; lets get together (virtually), have a chilled beverage (or 6) and watch a short movie whilst chewing the fat.

A link is below, we are scheduled for 8pm this thursday the 11th.

I hope to see you there :)

Michael Jones is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Bowline Movie night

Time: Jun 11, 2020 08:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 717 1227 6026

Password: 5jE06E

Bowline CC - Weekly Update and Fun Things!

E-mail sent by Zoe Pickering, Sunday, 31st May 2020 @ 8:43pm

Hello everyone!

I hope you have all had a good weekend and enjoyed the sunshine? 

This week Mike has shared the story of his first year in the Bowline. It seems pretty positive, so we must be doing something right! I hope you enjoy it.

Looking ahead a little, next year is the 70th anniversary of the club and we plan to celebrate in style at the annual dinner, which we hope to hold on 06 November, as close as we can get to the actual anniversary date. Please use the link below to let us know what kind of an event you would like it to be!

Thanks a lot!

Zoe :-)

Bowline CC - Hello!

E-mail sent by Zoe Pickering, Wednesday, 27th May 2020 @ 8:22am

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all well and you managed to find some cool ways to enjoy the long weekend?

I just wanted to forward the attached article by Bob Crosby, about his trip to Morocco. This is a country that's firmly on my 'list' for walking or climbing, when this is all over and if there are any airlines left to fly me there! (Although I suppose we could have an epic cycle trip ;-))

That's all for now, take care and keep the articles and photos coming!


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