News 2015

Title: BMC International Winter Climbing Meet 2016
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System Date: 26/08/2015

BMC International Winter Climbing Meet 2016

24 - 31 January 2016, Aviemore, Scotland

 

Mountaineering Ireland are inviting applications for the 2016 BMC International Winter Climbing Meet in Scotland. Preference will be given to those who have not attended a previous BMC Meet.

Overview

The BMC International Winter Meet 2016 will be held at Glenmore Lodge in the heart of the Cairngorms. This event is a great opportunity to experience Scottish winter climbing and to meet a varied bunch of climbers from 25 countries from around the world. As an international guest you will be paired with UK host climbers who will take you out during the days and show you the full delights of Scottish winter climbing. There will be presentations in the evenings.

Experience
To take part in this event you must have experience of climbing routes in winter conditions using ice axes and crampons. You need to be fit for the long walks and you must be skilled at leading winter routes, placing protection and building belays.


Programme of Events
* We will team you up with a British-based host climber each day and they will take you out climbing.
* Partnerships will be changed twice during the week so that you will get to climb with two different people.
* There will be several evening presentations throughout the week (evening programme to be confirmed nearer the time).

Venue and dates:
* Venue: Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore, Scotland, PH22 1QU.
* Sunday 24 to Sunday 31 January 2016.
* Arrival evening is Sunday 24 January (no climbing on this day).
* Departure day is Sunday 31 January (no climbing on this day).

Travel & Accommodation:

* You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to the UK. The BMC will provide transfers from Inverness Airport and from Aviemore Train Station.
* Travel details will be sent to you at the end of October when places are confirmed.
* Accommodation will be on a shared room basis at Glenmore Lodge http://www.glenmorelodge.org.uk/

Cost:
The fee is £185 per person and includes and will be covered by Mountaineering Ireland for the successful candidate/s:
* Seven nights’ accommodation
* Three catered meals per day
* Nightly presentations
* Six days’ climbing with experienced host climbers
* Transfers from Inverness Airport and Aviemore Train Station
Successful candidates are responsible for all other costs

Further Information:
Read about the 2014 event https://www.thebmc.co.uk/bmc-winter-ice-mixed-climbing-international-meet-2014-report
Watch a short film about the 2012 event http://tv.thebmc.co.uk/video/bmc-international-winter-meet-2012?current-channel=bmc-events&page=4
Watch some short film clips about the 2014 event
http://tv.thebmc.co.uk/video/making-the-cut-beinn-eighe?current-channel=bmc-events&page=1
http://tv.thebmc.co.uk/video/heidbanger-ben-nevis?current-channel=bmc-events&page=2
http://tv.thebmc.co.uk/video/the-starting-blocks-glencoe-1?current-channel=bmc-events&page=2

An application form can be downloaded here. Please return these no later than October 15th to:

BMC International Winter Climbing Meet 2016, Mountaineering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

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