E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 @ 11:26am
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Well if this weekend is any measure then the answer is quite a lot of fun. We had Bowliners out enjoying all manner of outdoor persuits including plenty of climbing, bouldering, running, cycling, sea kayaking, the list goes on. Lets hope the weather is good to us over the remainder of the summer so we can get out and enjoy more fun times together!
I will be away for a couple of weeks from this Friday so if I am slow to respond to any emails/texts please don't take it personally! I expect to return with lots of tales of fun and adventure from our trip to the Dolomites. Unfortunately I haven't found anyone to step forward and organise a meet for the bank holiday weekend for those who won't be in the Dolomites. No doubt some of you will get together and head out for some climbing so if you do why not send a group email round so that others can join in.
Looking beyond the Dolomites trip we have a couple more trips to the hut and peak district weekends planned in for September/October. Plus we have the every popular mountain biking meet coming up at the end of October followed by the annual dinner, chairmans walk, etc. Make sure you've got all these dates in your diary, you can always find the latest info in the full meets list on the website.
Hope you all have a fantastic few weeks and I look forward to catching up when I'm back in September.
It will come as no surprise that we had a super weekend in North Wales with the hut being overrun with Bowliners and friends. Although the weather did it's best to thwart our plans nothing could stop the fun on and off the crags. We went to Anglesey on saturday to escape the rains clutches with a couple of teams braving the cliffs of Gogarth (with Rob Goodman setting the pace on The Strand E2 5b) and the rest of us taking over the crags on Holyhead mountain. Then it was back to the hut to fire up the BBQ and crack open the drinks. Sunday started a little slower (what a surprise), and after getting rained off at Tremadog (apart from Neil and Ben who stuck it out climbing in the rain, well done guys), we went to Castle Inn Quarry to find some dry rock and finish the weekend in the best way possible (climbing with your buddies). Thanks to everyone that came for making it a great weekend, looking forward to the next one!
This week we have plenty to keep you busy with bouldering at the Climbing Station and Road Cycling from Anstey on Tuesday night. And there will be climbing again on Thursday so watch out for an email with this weeks venue.
Looks like we've got a big turnout for the hut trip this weekend and all the space in the hut and camping area is going is already fully booked which is fantastic!
As there will be lots of us going can I strongly encourage everyone to share lifts as although we have extended the parking at the hut we will struggle if everyone comes in seperate vehicles!
Regarding the BBQ on the Saturday night I will bring some sausages and burgers plus buns and rolls to share with everyone. If you have anything else you want to cook on the BBQ for yourself or to share that is fine. It would be great if people could bring a few things to share to go with the BBQ, perhaps some salad or a dessert, or some crisps/nuts. And of course don't forget to bring some drinks to enjoy with the BBQ.
Looking forward to a great weekend. As always if you've any questions please get in touch!