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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The most impressive traverse ever completed?

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14/02/2021

Belgian climber Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll has been willingly stuck in Patagonia since Covid-19 kicked off, and making the most of it: jaws dropped around the climbing world when he became the first to solo the Fitz Roy Traverse late last week. This epic route, fantasised about by anyone who has ever seen a photo of the jagged skyline above El Chalten, was first completed by the dream simul-climbing team of Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell in 2014. The route traverses the iconic Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks: 5km of ridge line with around 4000m of vertical gain.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Recruiting for a Head of Performance for GB Climbing

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11/02/2021

We are actively recruiting for a brand new role within the BMC. Could you be our first Head of Performance for GB Climbing?
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Outdoor sport climbing days for young people

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05/02/2021

This is a one day outdoor sport climbing course for 11-17 year olds who are confidently leading on indoor climbing walls. As well as being a fun day out climbing the course will cover key safety skills for both the participant and the parent. For more information about climbing outdoors read the parents guide by clicking the link below:
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SKILLS

Ready to Rock: Outdoor Days 2021

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01/02/2021

Ready to Rock courses are designed to help indoor climbers make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Climbing coach Leah Crane named on UK Sport's coach leadership programme

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28/01/2021

Sport climbing head coach Leah Crane has been named on UK Sport’s new female coach leadership programme which begins today. Leah joins 26 coaches from 15 sports, coming together as part of a plan to more than double representation in the Olympic and Paralympic high-performance community by Paris 2024.
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SKILLS

Ready to Rock Courses 2021: Testimonial

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11/01/2021

Are you ready to rock in 2021? On the back of last year’s successful traditional climbing courses we ran in partnership with the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, Dorset-based Ready to Rock instructor Eddy Young gives us an inside look into the the courses:
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WALLS

Indoor climbing industry leaders seek help to safeguard future

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11/01/2021

On Tuesday this week, leaders from the indoor climbing industry form part of a group which will present evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, and request for financial support to help safeguard the future of the sector.
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COMPETITIONS

GB National Development Squad 2020-2021

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08/01/2021

Please find the athletes who are members of the GB National Development Squad 2021 as per the selection policy.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Outdoor trad climbing days for young people

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05/01/2021

This is a one day outdoor trad climbing course for 11-17 year olds who are confidently leading on indoor climbing walls. As well as being a fun day out climbing the course will cover key safety skills for both the participant and the parent. This type of climbing is what is predominantly practiced on British crags. For more information for parents about climbing read the Parents guide to climbing by clicking the link below:
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Performance sport climbing days for young people

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05/01/2021

These courses will be run by Ian Dunn who has many years of experience sport climbing. Ian has been the Manager of the GB Junior Climbing Team and is a Development Coach. Ian really enjoys sport climbing and has climbed extensively in the UK, Europe and Thailand, he also loves passing on knowledge to others and seeing climbers push themselves and achieve their goals. Ian has run many workshops and Sport Climbing Courses for The BMC.
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