Well despite the heatwave the pesky british weather is interfering with our climbing plans once again. We've decided to scratch the planned trip to Matlock tonight (Thursday) due to rain. Instead some of us heading to The Tower around 6:30pm to keep our game in. We may also go climbing outdoors at a local crag tomorrow evening, but given the changeable weather we're going to wait until tomorrow to make a decision, if you'd be interested in joining us let me know and I can update you with the plan.
It is pretty much the same story for the weekend climbing plans. We were hoping for a Sunday trip to the Peak but that currently does not look favourable. Saturday looks more hopeful so watchout for an update from me tomorrow regarding the weekend.
BMC Clubs Workshops 2015 There are a few places still available on courses later this year – Mountain Skills (July), Climbing Self Rescue (September), First Aid (September). These courses are subsidised by a grant the BMC receives from Sport England and are specifically designed to support members of BMC affiliated clubs. Find out more about the courses and book your places via www.thebmc.co.uk/clubscourses BMC Auction – Community Action Nepal With the aim to raise as much money as possible to support the mountain people of Nepal, and in particular those devastated or displaced by the recent earthquakes, the BMC Nepal Charity Auction is offering an incredible range of money-can’t-buy experiences and items. With experiences and items donated by the likes of Sir Chris Bonington, Doug Scott CBE, Hazel Findlay, Leo Holding, Michael Palin, Mick Fowler and Shauna Coxsey it’s time to get down to eBay and place your bids. The first items will close on Sunday 5th July. www.thebmc.co.uk/celebs-join-forces-with-everest-heroes-in-onceinalifetime-charity-auction-for-nepal
We had a super time in North Yorkshire for our Summer Meal. A beautiful day on Saturday saw us rush out to enjoy the climbing, walking, cycling and running. Then back to the lovely Timberlodge for a tasty three course meal prepared by a super team effort from everybody, followed by partying and silly games. Sunday's recovery walk took around the lovely Gordale Scar and Malham Cove. Thanks to everybody that came along for making it a fab trip. You can check out some of the photo's over on our facebook page.
Looking forward to this week we have Tuesday night Bouldering and Cycling. On Wednesday night there is a committee meeting, 7:30pm at the Blackhorse in Aylestone, all members are welcome. The weather looks good for Thursday climbing outside so watchout for an email from me with this weeks location. And the weather forecast for the weekend also looks good so climbing in the Peak is likely to be the on the cards.
Getting a little excited now about our trip to the Dolomites in August. Looks like we are going to have a nice group heading out to enjoy the epic scale climbing. It's not too late to join us!
Hope you all enjoy your week and I look forward to seeing you at a meet soon!
Well despite the generally inclement weather we did pretty well in the past week. With a top evenings climbing at Turningstone on Thursday, and rain free climbing at Burbage North on Sunday too. Good to see lots of Bowliners out, we pretty much owned the crag on Sunday, all the other clubs were obviously to scared to come out ;)
This week we have all the usual fun for you to enjoy. And hopefully you already have enjoyed some Bouldering or Cycling this evening. On Thursday we will be climbing at Matlock, and then again of course at the weekend for the Summer Meal, hurrah!
For those of you heading over to Simon & Alex's for the Rope Skills BBQ there has been a change of date, this will now be happening on the 8th July, don't forget to RSVP to Simon!