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Mountaineering

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Mountaineering

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

An Overview of Mountaineering

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

Find Mountaineering Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

National Governing Bodies

British Mountaineering Council

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

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

Hinckley Ramblers

Located in Hinckley and have been offering walks for 45years the area's leading walking/hiking group
We offer Walks 3 times a week and
are members of HBC Ramblers Walking for Health on Burbage Common.

Hinckley Mountaineering Club

We're a friendly club in hinckley with 60+ members participating in mountaineering, hillwalking, scrambling and skiing.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

LOPC provides adventurous outdoor activity experiences designed to stimulate, educate and motivate young people and others at affordable prices in a challenging and safe environment.

Julie Tullis Memorial Award

Grant to assist mountaineers to achieve their climbing or mountaineering ambitions

Partners

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

Partners

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