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YOUTH & EQUITY

LGBTQ+: stories from our members

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22/02/2021

As part of LGBTQ+ history month we asked members of the BMCs Equity Steering LGBTQ+ sub-group to share their stories about getting into climbing and walking.
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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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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Cold winters? A prediction

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27/01/2021

What has caused the particularly cold weather that has blanketed the UK in snow this year? How can you get an idea, as early as September, whether to get your skis out and sharpen your crampons for a top winter or not? And how does this tie in with climate change? David Dobson has the answers, and we also round up a selection of the best photos of mountain days in the British snow.
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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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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

Women's Ready to Rock Courses 2021

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04/01/2021

The Women's Ready to Rock courses are designed to help women indoor climbers to 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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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Dinorwig parking to be restricted | Parcio yn Dinorwig am ei gyfyngu

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19/11/2020

Gwynedd Council have put forward proposals to restrict parking at the bus turnaround area at Allt Ddu (better known as Bus Stop quarry to climbers) at Dinorwig near the Llanberis slate quarries.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Guidance for new outdoor climbers

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14/05/2020

As the lockdown comes to an end in parts of the UK and many climbing walls remain shut it could mean that more people than usual are thinking about venturing outdoors to get their climbing fix. This article is aimed at giving some general advice for people who wish to make the transition.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Best of BMC TV: Top five trad climbing films for lockdown

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20/04/2020

Do you hear that? Nuts, cams and hexes chinking together to create the tune of tradventures out on rock. Okay, so the gear jingles may be faint echoes these days, but fear not, we're bringing them back. We've headed down into the BMC TV archives and pulled out our favourite trad climbing films to make up for this temporary trad absence. Sit back, relax and watch our top five picks:
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Pembroke: Range West dates 2020

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02/03/2020

Spring is fast approaching and for many the sea cliffs of Pembrokeshire are calling. To access some of the best adventurous sea-cliff climbing in Wales many climbers head to Range West on the Castlemartin Army Range.
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