BMC Specialist Committees

Much of the work of the BMC is undertaken by specialist committees made up of volunteers with relevant skills and experience, supported by BMC staff. Find out more about how these committees operate and what they do.

Specialist committee terms of reference and plans are reviewed and agreed annually in December by National Council, when each specialist committee presents a report of its activities during the year and sets out its plans for the following year. The terms of reference define the membership of the committee and its key roles.

Read the minutes of the December 2016 National Council meeting

The BMC’s specialist committees are:

Access Management Group

The Access Management Group sets the overall direction for the BMC's access, conservation & environment work, and oversees the work of sub-groups. It also monitors the work of the BMC access officers, offering advice, support and guidance on issues of national and/or significant importance.

Read the Access Management Group’s Terms of Reference

Read the Access Management Group’s 2016 Report and 2017 Forward Plans
 

Child Safeguarding Group

The Child Safeguarding Group is a sub-committee of the Training & Youth Committee, and its role is to advise and support the BMC officer with responsibility for child safeguarding. It also oversees the implementation of the BMC Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adult Policy.

Read the Child Safeguarding Group’s Terms of Reference

Read the Child Safeguarding Group’s 2016 Report and 2017 Forward Plans
 

Clubs Committee

The Clubs Committee discusses matters relating to and of interest to clubs and facilitates the sharing of information between clubs. It also facilitates communication and consultation by the BMC with affiliated clubs on all matters relating to clubs.

Read the Clubs Committee’s Terms of Reference

Read the Clubs Committee’s 2016 Report and 2017 Forward Plans
 

Competitions Committee

The Competitions Committee oversees the development of competition climbing in Britain, and is responsible for the organisation and promotion of the various British Climbing Championships, including setting the rules. It also selects a GB team to compete in international events.

Read the Competitions Committee’s Terms of Reference

Read the Competitions Committee’s 2016 Report and 2017 Forward Plans
 

Equity Steering Group

The Equity Steering Group provides support on equity issues as needed by the BMC, and guides the work of the BMC Equity and Partnerships Officer. It also oversees the development, implementation and ongoing review of the BMC Equity Action Plan.

Read the Equity Steering Group’s Terms of Reference

Read the Equity Steering Group’s 2016 Report and 2017 Forward Plans
 

Guidebook Committee

The Guidebook Committee is responsible for the compilation, publication and distribution of definitive and select rock climbing guides to the Peak and Pennine Area, and for maintaining a comprehensive historical record of rock climbing within that area.

Read the Guidebook Committee’s Terms of Reference

Read the Guidebook Committee’s 2016 Report and 2017 Forward Plans
 

Huts Group

The Huts Group represents the BMC’s interest where it has a direct involvement in the operation of a hut. It also offers advice, guidance and support to BMC affiliated clubs on the running of club huts.

Read the Huts Group’s Terms of Reference

Read the Huts Group’s 2016 Report and 2017 Forward Plans
 

International Committee

The International Committee supports British mountaineers travelling overseas, formulates policies and advises on all aspects of mountaineering where there is an international dimension. It organises international climbing meets in the UK, and awards grants to British expeditions attempting adventurous and progressive mountaineering overseas.

Read the International Committee’s Terms of Reference

Read the International Committee’s 2016 Report and 2017 Forward Plans
 

Land Management Group

The Land Management Group advises the BMC on legal, management and policy matters relating to land acquisition and management. It oversees the management of land in which the BMC has a freehold or leasehold interest, and other land where the BMC has land or access management responsibilities.

Read the Land Management Group’s Terms of Reference

Read the Land Management Group’s 2016 Report and 2017 Forward Plans
 

Technical Committee

The Technical Committee provides an informed source of technical knowledge and equipment advice on safety related mountaineering equipment and its use. It undertakes technical investigation and reporting of incidents involving equipment submitted by individuals, organisations or retailers.

Read the Technical Committee’s Terms of Reference

Read the Technical Committee’s 2016 Report and 2017 Forward Plans
 

Training & Youth Committee

The Training & Youth Committee oversees the running of the BMC’s training events, specialist training programme, and youth programme. It also oversees the BMC’s involvement with climbing walls and the work of the Child Safeguarding Group. The committee provides guidance, advice and support to those who climb, hill walk and mountaineer to help them become independent and make the transition from one aspect of the sport to another.

Read the Training & Youth Committee’s Terms of Reference

Read the Training & Youth Committee’s 2016 Report and 2017 Forward Plans



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