BMC Student Seminar 2011: report

Posted by Jonathan Garside on 09/10/2011
Rock climbing skills session

The BMC Student Seminar held this weekend at Plas y Brenin proved to be as popular as ever.

Now in its eighteenth year, the Student Safety and Good Practice seminar still proves to be as popular as ever, with over ninety students descending upon Plas y Brenin for the weekend. In quite challenging weather A full program of indoor and outdoor sessions have been delivered by a team of over thirty volunteers. Topics covered included:

  • Risk with responsibility
  • Mountain navigation
  • Scrambling
  • Single and multi pitch rock climbing
  • Maintenance & care of climbing equipment
  • Legal perspective on club liabilities
  • Club transport
  • Incident management and first aid
  • Working with Clubs student unions

Saturday night saw bouldering and orienteering competitions take place, with pizes provided by DMM and Cotswold Outdoor. Plas y Brenin was again fully supportive, having now hosted the event for almost twenty years.

 



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