BMC issues important campus board advice

Posted by Nick Colton on 11/04/2011
Volker Schoffl & Audry Morrison

The BMC has issued guidance on campus board use.

The guidance has been issued following the recent BMC Climbing Injury Symposium after concerns that people, especially young people, may not be aware of the risks of using such apparatus.

The guidance is based on our current state of medical and physiological knowledge about fingers and growth plate development.

The foremost expert in climbing related injuries in the world, Volker Schoffl from Germany, has taken part in the discussion that has led to the BMC issuing this guidance. He has, additionally, now taken this guidance to the UIAA Medical Commission and they have approved it.

The BMC guidance is available here at thebmc.co.uk/campus-boards-guidance-on-use

Interview with Volker Schoffl about this guidance on PlanetMountain

A background paper that considers the issues, especially as they relate to those under 18 years of age, in greater detail is here


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.

BOOK: Youth Trad Climbing Course

BOOK: Youth Sport Climbing Course

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 Alex West for a place.

U27 Membership 

From just £1.77 a month it's never been easier to join and support our work: 

JOIN TODAY: BMC Under 27 Membership


« Back

Post a comment Print this article

This article has been read 1235 times

TAGS

Click on the tags to explore more

RELATED ARTICLES

Safeguarding: a young person's guide
0
Safeguarding: a young person's guide

Is someone bullying you, hurting you, or doing something to you that you want to stop. You don't have to put up with it. You have a right to be safe from abuse. There are ways of getting support.
Read more »

Should U18s use campus boards?
1
Should U18s use campus boards?

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

Campus boards: guidance on use
0
Campus boards: guidance on use

Campus boards are great for strength training but can seriously damage your fingers if used inappropriately.
Read more »

Post a Comment

Posting as Anonymous Community Standards
3000 characters remaining
Submit
Your comment has been posted below, click here to view it
Comments are currently on | Turn off comments
0

There are currently no comments, why not add your own?

RELATED ARTICLES

Safeguarding: a young person's guide
0

Is someone bullying you, hurting you, or doing something to you that you want to stop. You don't have to put up with it. You have a right to be safe from abuse. There are ways of getting support.
Read more »

Should U18s use campus boards?
1

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

Campus boards: guidance on use
0

Campus boards are great for strength training but can seriously damage your fingers if used inappropriately.
Read more »

BMC MEMBERSHIP
Join 82,000 BMC members and support British climbing, walking and mountaineering. Membership only £16.97.
Read more »
BMC SHOP
Great range of guidebooks, DVDs, books, calendars and maps.
All with discounts for members.
Read more »
TRAVEL INSURANCE
Get covered with BMC Insurance. Our five policies take you from the beach to Everest.
Read more »