News 2016

Title:  BMC International Summer Climbing Meet 2017
Date:  23/11/2016

Mountaineering Ireland invite applications for the BMC International Summer Climbing Meet 2017. We will be putting forward a maximum of 2 candidates to the BMC from Mountaineering Ireland. Please submit your application to Mountaineering Ireland by Monday January 9th at the latest (scroll down for application form). Mountaineering Ireland will cover the Meet cost of £150.00 as outlined below for each of the chosen candidates. All other costs are the responsibility of the candidate themselves. 

BMC International Meets are truly unique. They offer a great opportunity to experience British trad climbing, and you get to meet a varied bunch of climbers from all over the world. The 2017 Meet will be located at the Count House in Cornwall, a 200-year-old building perched above Cornwall’s finest granite cliff, Bosigran. We stay here as guests of the Climbers’ Club which owns the property. During the week you will be teamed up with British host climbers who have excellent knowledge of climbing in Cornwall..

* We will team you up with a UK host climber each day and they will take you out climbing.
* Partnerships will be changed every few days so that you get to climb with different people.
* There will be an optional trad clinic (placing runners, building belays, belaying with two ropes) on the first morning.
* There will be several evening presentations throughout the week.

Visiting climbers must have at least two years’ experience of traditional lead climbing (experience with the placement and removal of protection).

Venue: The Count House, Bosigran, Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8YX.
Dates: Saturday 13 May to Saturday 20 May 2017.
Arrival evening: Saturday 13 May (no climbing on this day).
Departure day: Saturday 20 May (no climbing on this day).

* You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to the UK.
* Travel details will be sent to you at the beginning of February when places are confirmed.
* The hut offers ‘alpine hut’ style accommodation with shared rooms and bathroom facilities.*COST

The fee is £150 per person and includes - this cost will be covered by Mountaineering Ireland:
* Seven nights’ accommodation
* Three catered meals per day
* Nightly presentations
* Six days’ climbing with experienced host climbers
* Optional trad clinic
* Transfer from Penzance train station


Please note that climbers will be reduced to one per country if the Meet is oversubscribed


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