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British Mountaineering Council

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0161 445 6111

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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.


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


  • 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


Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.


    Harborough LSA
    County Sport Network
    Sport England
    Blaby LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Rutland
    Melton LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Leicester


  • Melton LSA
    County Sport Network
  • Harborough LSA
  • Equality Standard
    O&W LSA
  • Sport England
  • Active Rutland
    H&B LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Leicester
    Charnwood LSA