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Colin Knowles


Local activist

Bristol, Avon 
Group(s): South West Area
Colin Knowles



Colin Knowles started climbing in 1980, the year that he was a founder member of a national climbing club called Red Rope, which has a thriving membership in the Bristol area. He has lived in Bristol for 15 years and regularly climbs with his club in the Avon Gorge. He has been an active volunteer for the BMC in various capacities over the past three decades. He is a member of team that helps Mr Ed Drewitt ring the Avon Gorge’s peregrine chicks every May. He retired from working as a senior IT Manager at the University of Bristol in 2014. He is the past Chair of the ClimbBristol Project, and was a National Council and Exec member from the SW Area until 2017.

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