BMC at the National Outdoor Expo

Posted by TeamBMC on 29/02/2024

We're gearing up to head to the National Outdoor Expo in Birmingham on 23rd and 24th March. Will we see you there?

What's on at the National Outdoor Expo?

There’s something for everyone at the National Outdoor Expo, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham at the end of March. Be inspired and motivated by some of the world’s greatest outdoor enthusiasts speaking on the Inspiration Stage, including Leo Houlding, Aldo Kane, Rhiane Fatinikun, Deon Barrett and Ben Fogle.

Take part in a range of performance workshops and get your adrenaline going on one of the many interactive features which offer fun for all the family..

BOOK: Your NOE Tickets

BMC Stand

Come find the BMC stand - opposite the climbing walls! Want to find out more about what we do? Perhaps you're considering joining the BMC? Or you're already a member and want to join us and BMC Ambassador Mary-Ann Ochota to take some time out from the hubbub of the Expo and listen to the many talks and films we'll be showing on our stand over the weekend.

We'll also be running a fun competition alongside Mountain Trainng - they're the stand next to us - where you can be in with a chance with winning a FREE place on one of their skills courses.

 

Saturday talks at the BMC Stand

10.00 Climbing Inspiration Film Screenings

11.00  Mental Health and the Outdoors with Rose Gare Simmons

12.00 Ten things you will learn on Mountain Training Skills Course

13.00 Blind Determination with GB Paraclimber Richard Slocock

14.00 My Mountain Leader Journey with Rose Gare Simmons

15.00 Outdoors For All Climbing & Access Land Film Screenings

 

Sunday talks at the BMC Stand

11.00 Five Great Walks in the Lake District with Mary-Ann Ochota

12.00 Emergency Scenarios with Mountain Training

13.00 Climbing Is For Everyone with GB Paraclimber James Rudge

14.00 Ten things you will learn on Mountain Training Skills Course

15.00 Volunteering Opportunities with the BMC 

16.00 Women in Adventure Films

BOOK: Your NOE Tickets

Boulder Wall

We'll have GB Paraclimbers James Rudge and Richard Slocock running facilitated games and workshop sessions on the wall throughout the day. Come along and sign yourself or your youngers ones up to these taking place throughout the day.

Richard Slocock

Richard Slocock is a visually impaired GB Paraclimber and Climbing Coach. He has competed for GB Climbing at in international level and has his own personal training business. In 2023 he won silver in the Paraclimbing World Championships in the B2 category. 

James Rudge

James Rudge is a member of the GB Paraclimbing Team as well as a qualified Climbing Wall Instructor. After many years practising parkour, James decided to start giving climbing a go. Born without the lower part of his left arm,  he began competing in the National Paraclimbing Series. Now he competes internationally for GB. James' involvement in the Paraclimbing events has also seen him start to get more involved in the inclusive climbing community as a whole. James run a charity called GRIT Collective, which puts on inclusive climbing sessions for people with physical impairments and learning difficulties.

Bouldering Wall - Saturday

Book onto a session ahead of the weekend by clicking the links below:

10.00 – 10.30 Bouldering Games with GB Paraclimber Richard Slocock. This session is especially aimed at children.

12.00 -12.30 Bouldering Games with GB Paraclimber Richard Slocock

14.00 - 14.30  Bouldering Games with GB Paraclimber Richard Slocock. This session is especially aimed at children.

16.00 – 16.30 Bouldering Games with GB Paraclimber Richard Slocock

Bouldering Wall - Sunday

Book onto a session ahead of the weekend by clicking the links below:

10.00 – 10.30 Wall Games with GB Paraclimber James Rudge

12.00 -12.30 Wall Games with GB Paraclimber James Rudge. This session is aimed at children.

14.00 - 14.30  Wall Games with GB Paraclimber James Rudge

16.00 – 16.30 Wall Games with GB Paraclimber James Rudge This session is aimed at children

BOOK: Your NOE Tickets

Book onto a session ahead of the weekend by clicking the links below:



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