Welsh trad climbing: join the BMC International Meet 2019

Posted by Becky McGovern on 04/12/2018
Photo: Dave Rudkin

Connect with international friends, climb with like-minded people, go wild over Welsh trad: the BMC International Meet 2019 is returning to North Wales.

Our International Meets are week-long gatherings of climbers from all over the world. The aim is to showcase the uniqueness of British climbing and connect climbers from across the globe. The 2019 Meet will be located at Ynys Ettws, the Climbers' Club Hut in Llanberis Pass.

During the week, approximately 25 international climbers from all over the world will be teamed up with UK climbers to experience the delights of Welsh trad climbing. Past meets have attracted climbers from Europe, Japan, South Africa, India, Pakistan, China, Canada, America, Israel, New Zealand and Iran.

We are looking for approximately 25 UK host climbers

Each day you will be teamed up with an international guest climber.  Your role is to climb together with them and show them what trad climbing in North Wales is all about. You need to be a competent trad climber with experience of climbing in North Wales.

Download: info all about being a host

Sign up: to be considered as a host climber please complete the online application form by Friday 1 February 2019.

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Date

The BMC International Summer Climbing Meet will run from Sunday 12 to Sunday 19 May 2019.

Venue

The Meet will be held at Ynys Ettws, the Climbers’ Club hut in Llanberis Pass, North Wales.

Programme

  • Each day an international guest will be paired with a host climber to go out climbing.
  • Partnerships will change every few days so that you get to climb with different people.
  • There will be several evening presentations throughout the week by the UK & international climbers.
  • On Saturday 18 May we will have a final party with DJ to celebrate the week.

International climbers

Invites were emailed to international federations on 5 December. Please contact your federation if you wish to take part as an international guest. The deadline for Federations to apply by is Friday 1 February 2019.

Further information

Please contact Becky McGovern at the BMC by email or telephone 0161 438 3302.


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