BMC Student Safety Seminar 2022

Posted by James Mchaffie on 14/05/2022

The BMC Student Safety Seminar is for any students who are involved in running a climbing, hill walking or mountaineering club at their University. The seminar will be held at Plas y Brenin in North Wales on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October 2022.

Student clubs are invited to send a maximum of three 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 and 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 1st & Sunday 2nd October 2022.

WHAT'S ON?
Check out the programme here

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 (MCI, WMCI, RCI, Summer/Winter ML) and fancy volunteering to help out at the Seminar then email James McHaffie. The BMC will cover mileage, food and accommodation for the weekend.

ALL WEEKEND/EVENT ENQUIRIES
Please email James McHaffie or tel: 07885 910 603

WATCH a film of the 2013 BMC Student Seminar:


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