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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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Funding opportunities

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

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

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

Partners

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

Partners

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