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BMC Coach Education & FUNdamentals workshops

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BMC Coach Education & FUNdamentals workshops

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22/07/2020

Whether climbing or coaching indoors, on the crags, or in the Alps our workshops cover a range of themes that will broaden your knowledge and improve your coaching.
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Trad tips: how to lead Severe

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20/02/2020

With spring coming, it'll soon be time to dust off the trad rack and get out on some real rock. This year could be the year you lead Severe! Whether you’ve been stuck at VDiff for a while, you’re keen to push on after last year’s development or you’re preparing for Mountain Training’s Rock Climbing Instructor qualification, let's find out how to progress to that grade:
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Apply now for a summer Alpine Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust course

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27/01/2020

Aspiring mountaineers act now! Applications are still open for this summer’s Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust (JCMT) Alpine courses. But hurry, the closing date is 29 February.
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Scrambling in winter: tips and tricks for efficiency

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07/01/2020

In winter, Britain's bristling ridges are transformed. The heart-stopping exposure remains but the crowds depart. The challenges are heightened – a changeable array of snow, ice, rain and wind – but so, too, is the beauty. Scrambling in winter is a step up in every way: here are some tips from the pros for getting it right.
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What are the Jonathan Conville skills courses?

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02/01/2020

The Conville courses, as they are affectionately known, are an excellent way for young mountaineers to gain essential skills.
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Do I need qualifications?

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01/01/2020

You don't need a qualification to go climbing, hill walking or mountaineering. One of the great freedoms that mountain users cherish is the ability to enjoy themselves without the presence of regulation.
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Qualifications explained

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01/01/2020

An introduction to the qualifications administered by Mountain Training for walking, climbing and mountaineering leaders, instructors and coaches.
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LATEST SKILLS VIDEOS

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Sport Climbing Basics

06/07/2012

A short film covering a variety of sport climbing techniques. An 80m rope is suggested as being the best length for climbers to take, but a 50m rope will suffice for most UK sport climbing.
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Lowering off from a sport climb

21/05/2012

Sometimes we need to thread the rope through a lower off if we are the last person to descend. Find out how in this video taken from the BMC DVD Rock Climbing Essentials.
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Simple Movement on Rock

02/02/2012

Before embarking upon a training regime to boost your grade, have a think about your climbing style. Moving efficiently when climbing may help more than any number of one-arm pull-ups!
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