• Bouldering @ The Climbing Station

    Tomorrow, 23rd July 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 30th July 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 6th August 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 13th August 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 20th August 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 27th August 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 3rd September 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 10th September 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 17th September 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 24th September 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 1st October 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 8th October 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 at 6pm - 9pm
    Location: The Climbing Station, Empress Rd, Loughborough, LE11 1RH

    Our weekly indoor Bouldering at the The Climbing Station in Loughborough.

    Bouldering is a great way to build your technique whether your a complete beginner or experienced climber. Come and join our friendly group of club members, share tips, idea's, and of course encouragement to complete the next challenging route!

    For more information contact Andy Potter (07796 220055).

  • Running in Bradgate Park area

    Wednesday, 24th July 2019 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Wednesday, 14th August 2019 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Wednesday, 21st August 2019 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Wednesday, 28th August 2019 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Wednesday, 11th September 2019 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Wednesday, 18th September 2019 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Location: Bradgate Park area

    Our regular running meet returns this year on a Wednesday evening. Suitable for all abilities we will be running offroad in the Bradgate Park area. Each run will last around 1 hour and will usually start from the Bradgate Park main car in Newton Lindford at 18:30 sharp. 

    Note: We may vary the venue on some weeks so check your email for an update. 

    The running will be lead by Richard Freer and will be organised so that everyone has a challenging but fun run in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside. A great way to get in shape for a summer of climbing and walking. For more details or to check this week's venue contact Richard Freer (07971 215203).

  • Alpine Trip (Chamonix)

    Thursday, 25th July 2019 at 7pm - 7pm Friday, 2nd August
    Location: Chamonix, France

    This year we are heading to Chamonix for our Alpine Trip. There are five club members who have already booked a Gite which can sleep up to eight so we've space for a few more. Contact Andy Richard if you are interested (web@networkmagic.co.uk).

    Of course your welcome to organise your own accommodation or to camp. There is loads to do Multi pitch trad climbing, mountaineering & sports climbing, Hiking, scrambling, Mountain Biking, etc. Come and join the fun!

  • Summer meal weekend

    Friday, 16th August 2019 at 7pm - 5pm Sunday, 18th August
    Location: Karabiner MC hut (Ty Powdwr), NE Side of Llyn Padarn, Map Ref 585609

    For this years summer meal we are returning to the Karabiner MC hut in Snowdonia. We had a fanstatic time here in 2014 so it's time to head back for adventures by day and dinner+partying by night. 

    Positioned on the edge of the mountains the hut is well located for access to all our favourite activities. You can walk from the hut to the slate quarries for sport climbing, all manner of classic single and multi-pitch trad climbing crags are a short drive away, great walks/scrambles are equally on hand as is excellent on-road and off-road cycling!

    The main social event of the weekend will be the dinner on Saturday night which Zoe Pickering has kindly agreed to organise. There will be soup to start, bologonese (meaty) or vegan chilli for the main, and apple crumble to finish. Help with preparing the meal (and washing up) will be appreciated!

    The cost for the weekend is just £30 which includes Friday and Saturday nights accommodation at the hut. It also includes Saturday night dinner. You will need to bring your own breakfast, packed lunches, and whatever drinks you would like. You will need to bring a sleeping bag of course.

    Children of club members are welcome on this meet (accompanied by their parents of course). Those attending with their children will need to camp outside the hut, although they will have full use of the huts facilities. Cost per head for children is the same.

    We've a maximum of 23 places in the hut so get your places booked now by clicking on the 'Buy Tickets' button above.

    Any queries about this meet please contact Zoe Pickering - secretaryzoe@gmail.com

  • Club committee meeting

    Wednesday, 21st August 2019 at 7:30pm
    Location: Pete Bottrill's house

    We have a friendly team of club members who volunteer to be part of our committee and co-ordinate the running of the club. We meet approprimately every 6 weeks and all club members are welcome to attend our committee meetings!

    The next meeting starts at 7:30pm at Pete Bottrill's house. Here are the agenda items:

    • Minutes of last committee meeting 
    • Matters arising
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Meet Secretary’s Report (Position Vacant)
    • Membership Secretary’s Report
    • Hut Secretary’s Report
    • BMC Report o BMC Constitution Template
    • Family membership
    • Charnwood Hills Race & Club Logo

    Minutes of the previous meetings can be found in the members area.

  • Cornwall climb fest

    Friday, 23rd August 2019 at 7pm - 5pm Monday, 26th August
    Location: Kelynack Caravan and Camping Holidays, Kelynack, St Just, Penzance, TR19 7RE

    UPDATE - Although we've sold-out all the places the club have reserved you can still contact the campsite and book directly if you want to come along.

    Back again for 2019 we have another Bowline Cornish Climbing Fest for you to enjoy on the August bank holiday weekend. This time we are staying at Kelynack Caravan and Camping Park near St Just, Cornwall.

    The main crags of Sennen, Bosigran and Chair Ladder are all close at hand, and there is plenty of walking, cycling, beach combing and cream tea-ing to be had by all!

    We've got 3 pitches reserved which is enough space for 10 people provided some sharing of tents is done. We need to pay the balance by the the 11th July so get your place booked ASAP if you'd like to come. 

    Camping costs £25 per person for the 3 nights (Friday night to Monday morning). You'll need to arrange your own tent, food, etc.

    Book your place now by clicking on the Buy Tickets button above.

    Any questions please contact Andy Potter - meetsec@bowlineclimbingclub.co.uk.

  • The Wolf Run

    Sunday, 8th September 2019 at 9am
    Location: Offchurch Bury, Warwickshire

    A group of Bowliners have entered the The Wolf Run on Sunday 8th September. We have done a group booking but until the spaces all get booked you can still join our group. Contact Tony Hextall for the group details.

  • Joint family meet with The Midlands Association of Mountaineers

    Friday, 13th September 2019 at 7pm - 5pm Sunday, 15th September
    Location: Low House, Coniston, Lake District

    We've arranged a joint family meet with The Midlands Association of Mountaineers at their hut in the Lake District (Low House in Coniston). 

    More details to follow soon.

     

  • Club hut weekend

    Friday, 20th September 2019 at 6pm - 5pm Sunday, 22nd September
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Join us the club hut for another weekend of adventure with your fellow club members. Whether it's Climbing, Scrambling, Cycling or Walking there's so much choice to make the most of the (hopefully) good weather before winter comes. 

    You'll need to bring your own food and drink for the weekend. As with any visit to the club hut please be sure to read our helpful guide to staying at the hut.

    Make sure you book your place ASAP by contacting Dave Toach (07703 121591)!

  • Mountain Biking meet

    Friday, 27th September 2019 at 7pm - 4pm Sunday, 29th September
    Location: Barrow Club Hut (Coppermines Cottage), Coppermines Valley, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8HX

    Our annual Mountain Biking weekend will be on the 28th/29th September this year. We are off to the Lake District staying at the Barrow MC hut. There are 20 places available and at only 20 each these are bound to go quickly so book yours now via the club website.

    Big thanks to Rob Pullen for organising this, please direct any questions to Rob - rob@leicesterrunningshop.co.uk

    Location: Barrow Mountaineering and Ski Club Hut, Coppermines Valley, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8HX

    The cost: £20 (staying Fri night to Sun - including  a curry Sat eve). Car sharing required.

    Accommodation available: 20 places in the Barrow club hut - sleeping bags and pillows required. It's self catering and you need to bring your own breakfast/lunch (group meal on Saturday night is included, curry).

    Alternative accommodation:  The YHA Coppermines (literally next door) Coniston LA21 8HP - 0345 371 9630. YHA Coniston Holly How 3-star hotel, Far End Bungalow, Holly How, Coniston LA21 8DD -  0345 371 9511. Camping at Coniston Park Coppice Caravan Club Site, Park Gate, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8LA.

    Saturday Ride: This will be a full day ride starting at 9am from Coppermines, taking in some good technical terrain, a stop for a grub (bring your own) and poss a sneaky Pub stop towards the end of the ride. A route description and GPX route will be issued several weeks before the ride.

    Dinner Sat Eve: A curry will be provided after the ride at coppermines. Bring yer own beer.

    Sunday Ride: This will be a half day ride. Possibly at Whinlatter trail centre.

    Equipment Required: A good MTB in good working order, spare tubes and repair kit, lights, first aid, clothing for all poss weather, food and drink on Sat. No Helmet No Ride! A Map in case you get separated.

  • Family meet at The Mynydd Hut

    Thursday, 10th October 2019 at 7pm - 5pm Sunday, 13th October
    Location: Mynydd Hut (Blaen-y-Nant), Crafnant Road, Trefriw, LL27 0JZ

    Our autumn family meet takes us to the beautiful Crafnant valley to stay at the Mynydd Climbing club hut. With beautiful walks, climbing and bouldering all available directly from the hut adventures are sure to be plentiful. 

     
    This meet is aimed at club members and their children. We aim to take our little adventurers into mountains during the day, and have a communal meal and a few board games on the Saturday night. 

    For more details contact Andy Potter (07796 220055).

  • Love the hut weekend

    Friday, 18th October 2019 at 6pm - 5pm Sunday, 20th October
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Now the hut has been refurbished we want to keep it in top condition. So this will be our maintenance weekend for 2019 where we will show the hut some love and get it ready for the winter. 

    On this special weekend you get to stay at the hut for free on Friday and Saturday nights in return for spending one whole day working on the hut (either the Saturday or the Sunday). Whichever day you are not working on the hut you can enjoy yourself climbing, walking, cycling or just chilling out!

    There are plenty of different jobs to do at the hut and no special skills are required to help out. Although if you do have a particular talent in something like Plumbing, Electrics, Woodwork, etc I'm sure we can put your skills to good use. 

    We plan to give the hut a deep clean on the inside. Outside we'll make sure everything is tidy and trimmed, drainage channels clear, etc. There may also be repairs and project work to be done, more details nearer the time.

    You'll need to bring your own food/drink for the weekend although tea/coffee plus cakes/biscuits will be provided. On Saturday night we'll walk into Llanberis for a curry and pint.

    Please bring with you suitable clothing for doing mucky work (possibly in the cold and wet). And please bring any tools we might need (gardening tools are always useful).

    As with any visit to the club hut please be sure to read our helpful guide to staying at the hut.

    Get in touch with Dave Toach (07703 121591) to book your place in the hut.

  • Annual dinner and slideshow

    Saturday, 2nd November 2019 at 5pm
    Location: The Belmont Hotel, 20 De Montfort Square, Leicester

    The social event of the year is of course the Bowline Climbing Club annual dinner and slideshow. We are returning to the Belmont Hotel in Leicester once again on Saturday 2nd November, kicking off with drinks from 5pm. This year we are going to have a buffet dinner to hopefully allow a bit more time for socialising and enjoying the slideshow presentations from club members.

    The cost is expected to be around £20 per head. Partners are welcome. We will send out invitations in September so save the date!

  • Kendal Mountain Festival

    Friday, 15th November 2019 at 6pm - 7pm Sunday, 17th November
    Location: Kendal, Lake District

    We're off to the Kendal Mountain Festival to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the films, presentations, and other events, see the festival website for the full programme.

    More details to follow soon so get the date in your diary.

     

  • Chairman's walk and meal

    Sunday, 1st December 2019 at 10am
    Location: To be announced

    The annual Chairman's walk and meal is not to be missed so get the date in your diary now (Sunday 1st December). As usual the location and route is a closely guarded secret. We'll reveal the start/finish point in the early autumn when we open up bookings for the meal.

  • Christmas bouldering competition

    Tuesday, 10th December 2019 at 7pm
    Location: Social Climbing, Highcross, Leicester

    Our Christmas bouldering competition returns for 2019 at Social Climbing in Leicester on Tuesday 10th December. The competition is suitable for all abilities with various prizes up for grabs. There will be a small charge to enter. After the competition we'll toast the winners with a few drinks. More details nearer the time.

  • Hot rock trip - Sicily

    Saturday, 28th December 2019 at 9am - 6pm Saturday, 4th January 2020
    Location: Sicily

    We are planning to head to Sicily for our winter hot rock trip. A number of club members have been frequenting the 4km long cliffs at San Vito lo Capo Salinella. There tales of endless quality sport climbing literally just behind your tent/chalet have inspired us to pay a visit. 

    We are finding out the costs and availability for accommodation and flights. More details will follow very soon.

  • Skiing trip - Les Arcs

    Saturday, 8th February 2020 at TBD
    Location: Les Arcs

    We are planning a week long skiing trip to Les Arcs in the French alps. The date shown here on the website is the proposed date but the actual trip date will depend on the preference of those that would like to attend. We intend to book a group accommodation for all of those attending however if you prefer to book your own accommodation you can still join us on the slopes.

    We'll be looking to book early so ore details to follow soon.

  • REC Level 2 Emergency First Aid course

    Saturday, 8th February 2020 at 9am - 5pm Sunday, 9th February
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Brynrefail, Snowdonia

    With the aim of improving the level of first aid skills amongst our members so we can look after each other when we are out climbing, walking, cycling; we are very pleased to be able to offer the 'REC Level 2 Emergency First Aid' course over the weekend of the 8th/9th February at our own club hut.

    The course will be delivered by Helen and Steve Howe of Snowdonia First Aid, based in Llanberis. They ran the same course for us in 2015 and it was very good, particularly as Helen and Steve have both got many years experience in Mountain Rescue so they can bring a practical mountaineering perspective to the course. 

    The course is aimed at any Outdoor professional or enthusiast and focuses on what first aid to do in an emergency where quick help is not an option. There are 12 places available and the cost is only £80 per person for the whole weekend, including accommodation at our club hut, and plenty of tea/coffee throughout the course (Friday and Saturday evenings). We'll also share a group meal on the Saturday night and if last time is anything to go by a few drinks too!

    This is a very competitive rate which the club has been able to secure for this course and we expect the places to go quickly. So we recommend booking straight away if you would like to come. You can pay with your Paypal account, or just using a debit/credit card (no requirement to create a Paypal account if you don't want to). Just click on the 'Buy Tickets' button above to book your place.

    As well as providing a great set of skills for club members to help each other (or others) this course also covers the requirements of all the National Governing Body Award schemes such as Mountain Leader (ML), Mountain Instructor Award (MIA), Mountain Instructor Certificate (MIC), Single Pitch Award (SPA), British Canoe Union, Mountain Biking etc.

    COURSE TOPICS - Programme for the weekend

    - Emergency Procedure: DRS ABCDE.

    - Protecting the Airway; Safe Airway Position.

    - Basic Life Support and CPR.

    - Vital signs.

    - Shock and bleeds:

    - Internal and external, minor and catastrophic.

    - Life threatening injuries: chest injuries.

    - Causes of unconsciousness.

    - Medical emergencies:

    - Asthma, heart attack, angina, epilepsy, diabetes, anaphylaxis.

    - Common outdoor diseases:

    - Ticks & Lyme disease, Weils disease, weaver fish, jellyfish stings, adder bites.

    - Sprains, strains, fractures and dislocations.

    - Environmental injuries:

    - Hypothermia, hyperthermia, heat and cold related conditions.

  • Scottish winter trip

    Saturday, 7th March 2020 at 4pm - 10am Sunday, 15th March
    Location: Mill Cottage, Feshiebridge, Scotland

    We are re-invigorating our winter meets programme for 2020 with a full weeks trip to Scotland. We've got the excellent Mill Cottage booked from Saturday 7th March to Sunday 15th March. Of course we'll be hoping for good winter climbing conditions but whatever the weather we'll have plenty do with good walking, mountain biking, skiing, etc in the area.

    More details nearer the time but get the date in your diary now!

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Bowline Climbing Club 
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