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Mountaineering

British Mountaineering Council

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
office@thebmc.co.uk
Contact Telephone
0161 445 6111

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Teaching Orienteering part 1 (BOF)

Wednesday 25th October

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Monday 27th November

Archery GB Instructors Award

Wednesday 29th November

What is Mountaineering?

Mountaineering can involve a combination of hill walking and scrambling to climb a mountain.

It can also include ski mountaineering. Where scrambling involves elements of both hill walking and rock climbing.

Equipment

  • Sturdy footwear
  • Warm and waterproof clothing
  • Food and fluids to maintain energy levels
  • Map and compass

Facts

  • Mount Everest is the largest mountain in the world at 8848m high and grows by a quarter or an inch every year.
  • It takes 40 days to climb Mount Everest to give the body enough time to adjust to the altitude as there is 66% less oxygen in each breath on the summit of Everest than at sea level

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Partners

  • Blaby District Council
    Leicester City Council
    Safeguarding
    Age UK L&R
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Rutland County Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Harborough District Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    County Sport Network
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Equality Standard
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Sport England
    Loughborough University
    QUEST
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Partners

  • County Sport Network
    Loughborough University
  • British Heart Foundation
    Melton Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council
    QUEST
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Sport England
  • Rutland County Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Equality Standard
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Leicester City Council
    Safeguarding
  • East Midlands Platform
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council