If your child is interested in climbing, walking or mountaineering, then read this brilliant free BMC booklet which explains the benefits, and risks, of these activities.
The booklet introduces climbing, walking or mountaineering along with the risks and benefits so that parents can be better informed about these exciting activities.
The guide is written with the non-climber in mind. So complex or specialist terms, which might be new to some parents, are explained clearly and simply without jargon.
The booklet is very short and explains and outlines all the main activities, both indoor and outdoor varieties. There are also sections on child protection, parental responsibility, the nature of clubs, awards and qualifications, and the role of the BMC. As well a list of extremely important questions a parent can ask anyone offering to take their child climbing, walking or mountaineering.
The booklet is extremely useful for parents and anyone who takes under-18s climbing, hill walking and mountaineering with parental consent.
It is available as a free download or to buy as a printed booklet in the BMC online shop.
Buy the printed version in the BMC shop
Paper copies can be bought singularly or in bulk. For orders over 20 copies there are significant discounts for BMC members (Members include: Individual Members, Affiliated Clubs, Club Members and Associate Members). Ring the BMC shop for more information on 0161 438 3322.
Youth Outdoor Climbing Courses
Whether you want to make the leap from indoor climbing into Sport or Trad climbing outdoors, we run many courses across the country and throughout the year that are specially for 11-17 year olds.
Subsidised Youth Course Places
There are a large number of free places on courses for families who may struggle to afford it. Any families who live in rented accommodation and who receive income support or universal credit may contact the instructor of a course or James McHaffie for a place.
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