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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.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre New

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.

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

1st Woodville (St .Stephens) Scouts

1st Woodville (St Stephens) Scout Group is located in Woodville in the Heart of the National Forest in South Derbyshire. Join us on our adventure! Face the challenges, develop new skills, work as a team and make lasting memories.

Julie Tullis Memorial Award

Grant to assist mountaineers to achieve their climbing or mountaineering ambitions

Partners

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

Partners

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