Your Climbing Counts: Share your voice in shaping the future of climbing

Posted by Team BMC on 04/12/2023

The BMC and key stakeholders have together launched a new initiative to reshape the climbing ecosystem.

Your Climbing Counts is a project that aims to understand your motivations for climbing, how your climbing has developed over time and the people who have supported you – from your first moves to the climber you want to become.

Stakeholders behind this project are the BMC, OIA, NICAS, ABC, Mountain Training, Mountaineering Scotland and Sport England.

Complete the Your Climbing Counts survey

You must be 18 years or older and live in the UK to complete this survey. The questionnaire will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Whether you’re novice or experienced, you climb for recreation or a competition athelete, indoors or outdoors (rock, boulder, snow, or ice), once a year or every day, we'd love to hear from you.

Why Participate?

  • Ensure your experiences and needs are heard and represented
  • Be in with the chance of winning some great prize to support your next climbing trip
  • Contribute to creating a cohesive and diverse climbing ecosystem
  • Influence the future of the climbing workforce

Complete the survey for your chance to win:

By completing to survey, you can opt to enter our prize draw. Complete the survey now for your chance to win one of these incredible prizes:

  • 1 x £500 voucher for Joe Brown's or the Climber's Shop
  • 1 x £100 voucher for Cotswold Outdoor
  • 1x £100 voucher for the BMC Shop
  • A pair of Ocun shoes donated by First Ascent
  • A year's FREE BMC membership
  • 3 x pro deal Black Diamond Discount codes
  • A Petzl Climbing Bundle: 1 x GriGri, 1 x SM'D, 1 x 50m Mambo
  • A DMM Climbing Bundle: 1 x Flight 45L Backpack, 1 x Pitcher Rope Bag, 1 x Edge Boulder Chalk Bag

Terms and conditions apply.

We thank First Ascent, Joe Brown, DMM, the Climber's Shop, Black Diamond, Petzl, the Outdoor Industries Association and Cotswold Outdoor for their support.

Complete the Your Climbing Counts survey

Led by Martin Chester Consulting in collaboration with Dr. Adele Doran from Sheffield Hallam University, Your Climbing Counts will gather diverse perspectives across the climbing community. Through this research the sector will have a better understanding of the motivations, journeys, and support systems that define your climbing experience.

Click here to complete the Your Climbing Counts survey

Two more surveys will follow in 2024 and the BMC are calling for participants under the age of 18 to complete the Your Youth Counts survey and for members of the climbing workforce (activators, guides, instructors and coaches) to complete the Your Coaching Counts survey.



The BMC would like to thank the Your Climbing Counts Supporters:


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