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