Newsletter 92

 
AOAC Newsletter
 

Open Social and New Members Night - Tonight  7.30pm
Come along to The Boardroom to find out about the club; who we are and what we get up to; or just come along to be social.

This month we are combining this event with the Haute-Alpes Planning Meeting. If you are interested in the August trip to the Alps please come along at 7pm for logistics planning. As you know this will be an awesome trip and the more the merrier 😊

Weekly Activities
AOAC Tuesday evening climbing sessions at Redpoint are back on the calendar. Come along if you have some previous climbing experience; there are usually some members around to climb with. 

Weekly walks are starting to appear on the calendar too. The aim is to have an evening walk at least every two weeks but there will hopefully be more. These are well-supported, with members enjoying some fresh summer air and good company. Normally about 2-3 hours of easy-going walking. 

Scottish Winter Walking - The Trossachs
Chris has now made this a 4-day trip, to involve the use of crampons and axe. All participants will need previous experience of winter walking in crampons. The walks will be long, arduous and involve occasional axe work for steep ascents and ridges. 

Intention is to hire a mountaineer guide for 1 day to instruct on improving our winter mountaineering skills - route finding, planning, avalanche awareness.

Please contact Chris if you are interested.

https://aoac.co.uk/content/scottish-winter-walking

Canoe/Kayak Touring

The popular pursuit of paddling gently along a scenic river or canal, amongst the river wildlife, looking out for the rare sighting of a Kingfisher or the more common Heron, in pleasant company, on a hopefully gloriously sunny day..... what's not to love. Several trips are already on the calendar with more planned:

Kennet & Avon Canal - Sunday 12 May 2019 https://aoac.co.uk/content/canoe-kayak-touring-kennet-and-avon
River Wye Watery Wander - 7-6 June 2019 https://aoac.co.uk/content/river-wye-watery-wander-canoes-and-kayaks-main-event-including-canoe-hire
River Avon Touring Paddle - Sunday 21 July 2019 https://aoac.co.uk/content/river-avon-touring-paddle-0

AGM - 25 March 2018
There's a free drink for all who attend! 🍷🍸🍺🥃

Update on last Newsletter:
We are looking for a Welfare Officer!  This isn’t a committee post so you wouldn’t be expected to attend committee meetings but you would help to ensure that the club keeps up to date with best practice and does not discriminate against vulnerable adults and members with disabilities.  This is an opportunity to give back to the club as well as the chance to make a positive difference for some of our more vulnerable members.
 
If you are interested or have any queries please email [email protected] by the 28th February.

Please Note: Last date for submission of resolutions by members - 25 February 2019
Members can propose resolutions for discussion at the AGM. Please remember that any resolution should be proposed and seconded by members.

 

Killarney National Park, Ireland - multi activity week
There are only a couple of spaces left on this week long trip to Killarney National Park, in the south west of Ireland, in June. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with opportunities to go hill walking and road / mountain biking, amongst other things. Accommodation is in twin rooms in 2 self catering cottages. It'll be fun, and those last 2 spaces won't hang around for much longer. Full details can be found here:

https://aoac.co.uk/content/killarney-national-park-ireland-multi-activity-week

Dodecanese Sailing - 7-21 September 2019
This trip can now be booked for 2 weeks or for a single week and people should contact Wendy to say which week(s) they would like to join and she will make their place available for purchase.  All departures and arrivals will be in Rhodes.

https://aoac.co.uk/content/dodecanese-yacht-sailing-1-or-2-week-option

Ski Trip - March 2020
Paul & Nic have sent out the Ski Trip survey. If you haven't yet completed it and want your views to be heard there is still time but please do so before 15 March.

If you have missed it here it is:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmXBtW2INcl_Poe-iUygo9X9qHufwN3DTcV-NJEyT-_CQunA/viewform?usp=sf_link

It should take less than a minute and is mobile friendly so there's no excuse!

Can those of you who have expressed an interest in organising the 2020 trip please let Wendy have your details at [email protected] and cc in [email protected]

Forum Events 
Hey guys, this is just a gentle reminder, if you put an event or activity on the forum can you please go back to that event on the forum and add the names of those who went along, so that we have a record in case there's a claim made in the future. Thank you.

If you have an event you particularly want me to advertise or you have any interesting news you'd like to share, a story to tell about an event you've participated in, or any more tips that may help club members, please let me know at [email protected] . Thank you.

See you soon
Cathy x

 

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For activities that are weather dependent, there are often ad hoc events posted on the forum close to the day. It is worth subscribing to these as you will receive an email with the content of the message and a link to the page. Then you won't miss out on that last minute walk/climb/paddle/ride. Also, we have a Facebook page, a Twitter account (@aoacbristol) and an Instagram account (aoacbristol). If you haven't already, join the Facebook group where you will find postings of ad hoc events and photos of past events and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

If you want to know more about how the club works and how the committee makes decisions then please do look at the minutes

If you have any issues with the website or email please report these using the direct link in the members section or here: https://tinyurl.com/AOAC- web-issues 

Events

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Open social for potential, new and existing members Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 06/02/2019 Social

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Baskerville Multi-activity Weekend Hay on Wye Fri, 08/02/2019to Sun, 10/02/2019 Multi-activity

New

Tues Eve Climbing Redpoint Climbing Centre - Bedminster Tue, 12/02/2019 Climbing

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Yorkshire Dales - A Wilde Winter Wander Settle Thu, 14/02/2019to Sun, 17/02/2019 Walking

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Offa's Dyke 1st section - moderate 12 mile walk Chepstow Sun, 17/02/2019 Walking

New

Tues Eve Climbing Redpoint Climbing Centre - Bedminster Tue, 19/02/2019 Climbing

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Committee Meeting - start at 19:30 The Ram, Park Street, Bristol Thu, 21/02/2019 Social

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Outdoor First Aid Course Charterhouse Sat, 23/02/2019to Sun, 24/02/2019 First Aid

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Last day for submission of resolutions by members AGM Mon, 25/02/2019 Other

New

Tues Eve Climbing Redpoint Climbing Centre - Bedminster Tue, 26/02/2019 Climbing

New

Paddlesport Presentation Evening The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol, BS1 1UB Wed, 27/02/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

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New Members Weekend Shropshire Fri, 01/03/2019to Sun, 03/03/2019 Walking

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Ski and Board Trip 2019 St Anton, Austria Sat, 02/03/2019to Sat, 09/03/2019 Skiing/Boarding

New

Tues Eve Climbing Redpoint Climbing Centre - Bedminster Tue, 05/03/2019 Climbing

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Open social for potential, new and existing members Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 06/03/2019 Social

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2nd Leg Offa's Dyke Bigswier Bridge to Monmouth 8 miles - date change Sun, 10/03/2019 Walking

New

Tues Eve Climbing Redpoint Climbing Centre - Bedminster Tue, 12/03/2019 Climbing

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Scottish Winter Walking The Trossachs Wed, 13/03/2019to Sun, 17/03/2019 Walking

New

Spring 19 Conservation Exmoor Fri, 15/03/2019to Sun, 17/03/2019 Conservation

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Advanced sea kayaking trip - NOW FULL! Pembrokeshire Fri, 15/03/2019to Mon, 18/03/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

New

Tues Eve Climbing Redpoint Climbing Centre - Bedminster Tue, 19/03/2019 Climbing

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Committee Meeting - start at 19:30 The Ram, Park Street, Bristol Thu, 21/03/2019 Social

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North Wales Multi-Activity trip North Wales - Cefn Birth (near Bala) Fri, 22/03/2019to Sun, 24/03/2019 Multi-activity

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AGM Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Mon, 25/03/2019 Other

New

Tues Eve Climbing Redpoint Climbing Centre - Bedminster Tue, 26/03/2019 Climbing

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Sea kayaking South Pembrokeshire - intermed and advanced - FULL! South Pembrokeshire Fri, 29/03/2019to Sun, 31/03/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

New

Tues Eve Climbing Redpoint Climbing Centre - Bedminster Tue, 02/04/2019 Climbing

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Open social for potential, new and existing members Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 03/04/2019 Social

New

New Members Weekend Exmoor Fri, 05/04/2019to Sun, 07/04/2019 Walking

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Equipment inventory check Tackley Road Sat, 06/04/2019 Other

New

Tues Eve Climbing Redpoint Climbing Centre - Bedminster Tue, 09/04/2019 Climbing

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Intermed and advanced sea kayak 3 day weekend 11-14 April Anglesey Thu, 11/04/2019to Sun, 14/04/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

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Scotland Easter 2019 - multi-activity FULL reserve list Glen Coe / Fort William region Sun, 14/04/2019to Sun, 21/04/2019 Walking

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Easter 2019 Scotland multi-activity trip (additional lodge from 15 April) Glen Coe / Fort William region Mon, 15/04/2019to Mon, 22/04/2019 Multi-activity

New

Tues Eve Climbing Redpoint Climbing Centre - Bedminster Tue, 16/04/2019 Climbing

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Committee Meeting - start at 19:30 The Ram, Park Street, Bristol Thu, 18/04/2019 Social

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Coaching CPD Saltford The Shallows Sat, 27/04/2019to Sun, 28/04/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

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Open social for potential, new and existing members Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 01/05/2019 Social

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May Day Getaway 2019 Camelford Fri, 03/05/2019to Mon, 06/05/2019 Multi-activity

New

Keynsham former Chocolate factory walk Keynsham Tue, 07/05/2019 Walking

New

Canoe / Kayak Touring - Kennet and Avon Kennet and Avon Canal Sun, 12/05/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

New

Conham River Park Evening Walk Hanham Bristol Tue, 21/05/2019 Walking

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May Bank Holiday Trip to Pembrokeshire St Davids, Pembrokeshire Fri, 24/05/2019to Mon, 27/05/2019 Multi-activity

New

Introduction to sea kayaking day Pembrokeshire Sat, 25/05/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

New

Hills of the Avon Valley - Swineford – Summer Evening Walk Swineford Tue, 04/06/2019 Walking

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Open social for potential, new and existing members Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 05/06/2019 Social

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River Wye Watery Wander for Canoes and Kayaks - CAMPING ONLY River Wye, Herefordshire Fri, 07/06/2019to Sun, 09/06/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

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River Wye Watery Wander for Canoes and Kayaks - Main Event Including Canoe Hire River Wye, Herefordshire Fri, 07/06/2019to Sun, 09/06/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

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Multi-Activity Julian Alps trip (Slovenia) Bovec in Slovenia Sat, 15/06/2019to Sun, 30/06/2019 Multi-activity

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New Members Weekend Brecons Fri, 21/06/2019to Sun, 23/06/2019 Walking

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Hut to hut trek, Slovenia Triglav National Park Sat, 22/06/2019to Wed, 26/06/2019 Walking

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Killarney National Park, Ireland - multi activity week Killarney, Republic of Ireland Sat, 22/06/2019to Sat, 29/06/2019 Multi-activity

New

Cotswolds road cycling long weekend Chipping Norton ox75ad Fri, 28/06/2019to Mon, 01/07/2019 Road cycling

New

Evening Walk: Historic Bristol Docks Bristol Docks Tue, 02/07/2019 Walking

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Open social for potential, new and existing members Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 03/07/2019 Social

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Cyclades Yacht Sailing Mykonos/Kos Greece Sat, 06/07/2019to Sat, 13/07/2019 Sailing

New

West Mendip Rowberrow - Black Down - Beacon Batch Tue, 16/07/2019 Walking

New

Moving Water Safety and Skills Training River Wye Sat, 20/07/2019to Sun, 21/07/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

New

River Avon Touring Paddle River Avon Sun, 21/07/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

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French Alps Amazing Adventure August 19 Haute Alpes, France Fri, 02/08/2019to Sun, 18/08/2019 Multi-activity

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Open social for potential, new and existing members Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 07/08/2019 Social

New

Purbeck Sea Kayaking Corfe Castle Dorset Thu, 08/08/2019to Sun, 11/08/2019 Kayaking & Canoeing

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Open social for potential, new and existing members Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 04/09/2019 Social

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Dodecanese Yacht Sailing 1 or 2 week option Rhodes, Greece Sat, 07/09/2019to Sat, 21/09/2019 Sailing

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Open social for potential, new and existing members Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 02/10/2019 Social

New

New Members Weekend Swanage Fri, 11/10/2019to Sun, 13/10/2019 Walking

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Open social for potential, new and existing members Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 06/11/2019 Social

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Open social for potential, new and existing members Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Wed, 04/12/2019 Social

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Malham Tarn New Year Trip 2019-2020 Yorkshire Dales Sat, 28/12/2019to Thu, 02/01/2020 Multi-activity