BMC Student safety seminar 2018

Posted by James McHaffie on 26/04/2018
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The BMC Student Safety and Good Practice Seminar is a must if you're involved in running a student climbing, hill walking or mountaineering club. The seminar will be held at Plas y Brenin in North Wales on Saturday 13th and Sunday the 14th of October 2018.

Student clubs are invited to send a maximum of two representatives who are involved in running the club, and are active walkers and/or climbers. 

This event gives university club members the opportunity to improve their club practices and ensure safer enjoyment of our cliffs and mountains.  The weekend comprises a mixture of lectures, discussions and practical workshops.

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:
> Risk with responsibility
>Mountain navigation
>Scrambling
>Single and multi pitch rock climbing
>Winter and alpine mountaineering

>Climbing for all, disability awareness in rock climbing
>Maintenance & care of pooled equipment
>Legal perspective on club liabilities
>Club transport
>Incident management and first aid
>Clubs and student union policy

VENUE & DATE
The seminar will be held at Plas y Brenin in North Wales on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October 2018.

WHAT'S ON?
Check out the seminar programme.

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
Representatives are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

COST
The seminar fee is £50 per person for members of BMC affiliated clubs and £70 per person for members of non BMC affiliated clubs.  Fee includes workshops and refreshments on both days, lunch on Saturday and free use of the climbing wall. Payment will be taken upon booking.

VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS WANTED
If you have an appropriate mountaineering qualification (MIA, MIC, SPA, Summer/Winter ML) and fancy volunteering to help out at the Seminar then email James McHaffie.

STUDENT ENQUIRIES
Please email Amii Wilkes or tel: 0161 438 3317

WATCH: The Student Seminar filmed on BMC TV:


AFFILIATE YOUR CLUB WITH THE BMC

The BMC benefits climbing, mountaineering and hill walking clubs across the UK. Club members can benefit from:

  • Access to BMC Travel Insurance
  • Register for Mountain Training award schemes
  • £10m worldwide Combined Liability insurance
  • Retail discounts

Find out more about BMC club membership benefits

The only cost for affiliation to the BMC is the individual payments for each member, there is no additional ‘club fee’. For 2017 the BMC fees for each Club Member are: Adult - £13.25 Student - £9.75 Under 18’s - £8.00

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