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YOUTH & EQUITY

Inspiring the next generation: the BMC Young Alpinist's Meet

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15/08/2019

The BMC Young Alpinist's Meet 2019 was a huge success, giving a number of keen British alpinists the tools and knowledge to help prepare them for future expeditions. From technical skills to mental preparations, the meet imparted wisdom and experience that young climbers would struggle to gain from textbooks or articles. Here's what went down:
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COMPETITIONS

GB Climbing in Hachioji: first step to Tokyo 2020

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09/08/2019

Six of our GB Climbing athletes are in Hachioji ready to see if they've got what it takes to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. This week not only marks the start of the IFSC Climbing World Championships Hachioji 2019 but also the first official Olympic Qualifying Event in the history of Sport Climbing! Find out who will be representing us and how to watch all the action here:
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Steve McClure's top 8 crags for climbing with kids

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05/08/2019

You’d think that any crag would do the job but it’s very obvious, looking back, which places motivated the kids to climb. Just as it is for adults, if the venue doesn’t say ‘climb me’ then no climbing gets done, at least with any enthusiasm! For young kids it’s not about a hard bouldering challenge, it’s about having fun, running around and getting on top of stuff.
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SKILLS

Behind the scenes: training, youth and walls

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01/08/2019

Continuing our series of articles about the work of volunteer-led BMC specialist committees, we highlight the work of the Training, Youth & Walls Committee; from climbing walls to climbing mountains TYWC oversees a very diverse programme of events, publications and initiatives.
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COMPETITIONS

BMC Youth Climbing Series

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24/07/2019

The BMC Youth Climbing Series offers fun climbing competitions for young people. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of entrants across the country.
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COMPETITIONS

GB National Development Squad 2020: Selection Policy Amendment

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11/07/2019

An amendment has had to be made to the GB National Development Squad Selection Policy ahead of this weekends IFSC promo event, the Flatlander cup in Arnhem, Netherlands.
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COMPETITIONS

GB National Development Squad Profiling and Selection Event 2019

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03/07/2019

The annual event which selects athletes for the GB National Development Squad takes place on 9-10 November 2019. But in addition this year, it will be a technical and tactical profiling event. All athletes who take part will receive a film of their climbing over the two days and feedback on their performance through an individual feedback report identifying areas to develop.
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COMPETITIONS

GB Climbing Talent Hub Scheme

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02/07/2019

A key objective of the BMC Talent Development strategy is to develop grass roots and regional talent systems through targeted performance coach education, which forms the backbone of GB Climbing Talent Development. The GB Climbing Talent Hub Scheme was presented at the ABC conference on 28 June 2019, and will provide a direct link between walls, squads and GB Climbing.
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COMPETITIONS

GB Youth Development Squad Training Weekend at Plas y Brenin

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20/05/2019

Storm Hannah couldn’t dampen the spirits of the GB Youth Development squad, as a group of our young athletes embarked on their final training meeting of the year before the excitement of the summer 2019 IFSC international competition season!
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COMPETITIONS

Youth Open Lead 2019 at the Big Depot Leeds

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09/04/2019

What an excellent weekend of energy and excitement. 124 young competitors descended on Big Depot Leeds for the Youth Open Lead Climbing competition 2019!
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