The weather was absolutely glorious in North Wales for the BMC International Meet 2008 (11-18 May) and 44 climbers from around the world paired with British hosts to climb some great routes.
The Meet finished on Sunday 18th May when the guests from 24 countries around the world began to make their way home. Everyone taking part agreed that the week had been a fantastic success. Some great climbs were done and many friendships made.
Many of the guests and hosts also gave presentatiions about climbs they had done as well as about climbing in their respective countries. UK host Nick Bullock gave one of his awesomely inspiring talks about climbs he'd done in Wales, the Alps, and the Himalayas that received rapturous applause.
Guests and hosts climbed every day. Routes between severe and E7 were done and E8s attemped. A new route was also done on Craig Doris. Belgium climber Sean Villanueva-O'Driscoll with Jack Geldard made a ground up on sight ascent of a new route to the right of Savage Noble tentatively graded E5. David Sharratt (USA) also got in a bit of deep water soloing with an ascent of Electric Blue (E4).
On the final night after a meal there was a disco featuring photos taken during the week and a raffle with prizes being provided by DMM.
The BMC would like to thanks all those who contributed to making the event such a success. Including all the guests, the hosts, and all the staff at Plas y Brenin, DMM for providing the raffle prizes, and BMC staff for their commitment and professionalism.
BMC International Meets are open to climbers of all levels. The next one will be a winter climbing meet and will be held at Glenmore Lodge in February 2009. If you would like to be a volunteer host keep checking the BMC website for more details. For more information click here.
To read the first report from the 2008 BMC International Meet please click here.
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