I've held off this weeks email until now as I am leaving for two weeks in Switzerland this evening so there won't be any updates whilst I'm away. But I'm certain you'll all be out enjoying climbing in this lovely weather so I look forward to swapping tales of adventure when I get back.
As you may well have gathered from the various photo's on Facebook we had a fantastic time in the Forest of Dean. We visited Wintours Leap, Symonds Yat and Shorn Cliff and found the climbing to be excellent. A return trip to these venues is definitely required. On Saturday night we were treated to a delicious three course dinner thanks for which we owe a very big thanks to the hard work of Michelle, Zoe, Rich, Suzie and Ania.
Apologies for not including a big congratulations to local climber Tara Hayes who put in a brilliant performance to get 2nd place in the British Bouldering Competition on Sunday. Two local climbers in the top-three, must be doing something right around here!
Despite not really being a follower of main stream sports I couldn't help but notice that this Sunday was a sports fans dream with a Grand Prix, Wimbledon Finals and Euro Football Final. However what caught my attention was a fantastic performance at the British Bouldering Competition by local climber Orrin Coley who finished in 3rd place in the final. Well done Orrin!
Of course Orrin will need to watch his back because the Bowline Boulderers will be working on their technique down at The Climbing Station this Tuesday. We also have our next club committee meeting this Wednesday evening, 7:30m at The Blackhorse Pub in Aylestone. All club members are welcome to attend! Don't forget as members of the club you are all also club members of the BMC (British Mountaineering Council). There are active local BMC groups which you can get involved with andour local group is the Midlands area. Their next get together is on Wednesday 7th September with guest speaker George Cave.
Our summer meal and climbing/MTB weekend in the Forest of Dean is coming up on the weekend of 16th/17th July. We already have a very tasty meal planned thanks to Michelle, Rich, Zoe and Suzie. With the awesome Forest of Dean MTB trails just down the road, and 1000's of climbs within a short drive, you really do want to be there.
But we need to finalise our accommodation booking and know how many we are catering for. So for all you last minute stragglers the time to book your place IS NOW! You can book your place directly via the website using Paypal, or you can pay us directly via BACS to the club account.
Apologies for the late running of this weeks email but as you've probably noticed from the other emails I've been sending out there has been a lot of activity on the meet organising front. We've got our Lake District weekend in September, and the ever popular Mountain Biking weekend in early November. So get your places booked ASAP. And we still have places available for our Climbing/MTB trip to the Forest of Dean next weekend (16th/17th July), with our summer meal on the Saturday night as well it's going to be a great weekend so be there or be... well somewhere less awesome!
And talking of great weekends we were thrilled to see club members out having lots of adventures at the weekend just gone. Congratulations to Lisa Mackenzie who completed her first open water swim at the Great Manchester swim. Also well done to Rob Goodman, Charlene Hurd and Simon Crossley who completed the Welsh 3000's despite less than ideal conditions. And the conditions were pretty wet in the Lake District for the Saunders Mountain Marathon, but that didn't stop Michelle Aukland, Zoe Pickering, Andy Railton, Chris Brumby, Claudia Sarner, and Hadyn Williams, well done guys! And of course there was a group of club members enjoying the great climbing conditions at Stanage on Sunday too, hope you all had a fab day.
This week we've already had our Tuesday bouldering session but we're climbing at Baslow Edge this Thursday evening if you fancy joining us. And I expect there will be at least one day of climbing in the Peak District this weekend so watchout for an invite.