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COMPETITIONS

Growth Plate Stress Fractures in Teenage Climbers

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15/04/2020

A guide for parents, coaches, GPs and hand surgeons
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SKILLS

Trad tips: how to lead Severe

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20/02/2020

With spring coming, it'll soon be time to dust off the trad rack and get out on some real rock. This year could be the year you lead Severe! Whether you’ve been stuck at VDiff for a while, you’re keen to push on after last year’s development or you’re preparing for Mountain Training’s Rock Climbing Instructor qualification, let's find out how to progress to that grade:
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SKILLS

Qualifications explained

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01/01/2020

An introduction to the qualifications administered by Mountain Training for walking, climbing and mountaineering leaders, instructors and coaches.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Should U18s use campus boards?

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07/11/2019

The Campus Board: training friend or foe of dedicated young climbers? What is the evidence?
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SKILLS

Behind the scenes: training, youth and walls

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01/08/2019

Continuing our series of articles about the work of volunteer-led BMC specialist committees, we highlight the work of the Training, Youth & Walls Committee; from climbing walls to climbing mountains TYWC oversees a very diverse programme of events, publications and initiatives.
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SKILLS

From wall to rock: 8 top tips for new outdoor climbers

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04/04/2019

Transitioning from resin to rock is a really exciting opportunity to develop yourself and improve your climbing. However, it’s not always a smooth segue into crushing the same grade outdoors! To help, we’ve put together some top tips to help you get started.
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SKILLS

New Indoor Climbing Assistant qualification from Mountain Training

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10/01/2019

Not ready to be an instructor, but love getting involved with running climbing sessions? Well you're in luck! A new climbing qualification has just been launched by Mountain Training, the Indoor Climbing Assistant.
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SKILLS

How to become a Bouldering Coach: 10 tips from Mountain Training

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30/11/2018

Do you love bouldering? Love teaching others? And love watching the progression of new climbers from beginner to advanced and beyond? Then you should think about doing a coaching qualification with Mountain Training. Here’s 10 things you’ll need to become a Bouldering Coach.
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERVIEW: Angelika Rainer, the first woman to drytool D15

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04/12/2017

Angelika Rainer has just become the first woman to climb a D15 drytooling route: A line above the Sky, in the Tomorrow's World cave, Italian Dolomites; a route first climbed by British climber Tom Ballard. The north Italian climber talks about why she loves ice climbing and drytooling, how to get into it, and women in these sports. Does she plan to sample some Scottish Winter?
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Growing pains: training young climbers

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08/03/2017

Children and adolescents are not mini-adults. Audry Morrison has some recommendations for monitoring the training of dedicated young climbers.
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