So we all had a really good night at the Climbing Station on Tuesday. 15 people took part in the competition.
Tony Bishopp stormed to an unassailable lead with 207 points, ending up 50 points in front of his nearest rival Adam Rembiasz who scored 154 points, just one point in front of Simon Perry. Suzi Imber was the first female climber with 125 points.
In the speed climbing competition Andy Richards had set a fiendishly hard and complex route that Adam Rembiasz climbed the fastest in just 47.66 seconds some 5 seconds ahead of the nearest challenger Tony Bishopp with a time of 52.41 seconds. A big thank you to the Climbing Station for hosting the event and letting us use the upstairs room for refreshments after the event and to Zoe Pickering who helped to organise the event and handed out raffle tickets to the competitors. Hope to see you all next year for a bit of Pre-Christmas fun.
E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Sunday, 14th December 2014 @ 1:22pm
The Bowline Cover Photo 2015 competition is OPEN. Throughout 2014 we have had the talented Rob Goodman gracing our posters and website/facebook page (photo and editing by Luke Abbott). We are looking for a photo of a club member to be the cover/poster for 2015. Please send your entries to the Meet Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org).
E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Sunday, 14th December 2014 @ 12:43pm
Well I always find the run up to Christmas flys-by, and this year has been no exception. After the club slideshow on Wednesday (great to see so many people in attendance) I realised we had only our Christmas Bouldering competion this coming Tuesday and then that's it for 2014 meets. But whilst it may have flown by I think it has been a fantastic 2014. I've certainly learnt an awful lot about being a Meet Secretary and I'm really excited to be planning the meet programme for 2015 which I will be announcing sometime before the end of the year!
As this is probably the last weekly update I will send out this year I just wanted to say thankyou to all of you that joined us for the trips and meets this year. It was fantastic to meet you all and I hope like me you are looking forward to more fun and adventures together next year. I'd also like to say a big thank you to our committee who work hard, often quietly, behind the scene's to keep the club running smoothly for all of us :)
E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Sunday, 14th December 2014 @ 11:52am
To introduce myself, I was elected into the role of BMC area clubs rep during the November AGM. My main role will involve promoting clubs communication, liaising with clubs and reporting any issues back to the BMC clubs committee. It would be great to hear your ideas about how the Midlands Area clubs can develop links and perhaps work towards some joint clubs ventures.
It's already brilliant to see clubs like West Bromwich Mountaineering Club opening their doors to members of other clubs on their well attended monthly coach meets around the country. Perhaps your club has a meet they would consider opening to others?
So please feel free to contact me if you've any ideas or suggestions either by email or come and chat to me at club meetings.
SO the NEW YEAR begins with Mick Fowler who's kindly agreed to speak to us at our meeting at the Old Edwardians Sports Club in Solihull on Wednesday 28th January....
Former Alpine Club president and recently appointed BMC Patron, Mick will be joining us fresh from his venture to summit an unclimbed north face in the Indian Himalayas. A formidable climber and mountaineer with nearly 4 decades of experience, it promises to be a memorable and fascinating talk.
Look forward to seeing lots of you there. The usual nibbles will be provided along with a bar at hand and an opportunity to meet and mingle with an amiable bunch of like minded folk. What more could you want?
I've some very sad news to pass onto to everyone. Annie Firth was found dead in her house yesterday. Annie had been a very long standing club member and had remained in close contact with her friends in the club. As soon as we find out we'll pass on the funeral details and where you can send your condolences to.