Cornish sea-cliff climbing: join the BMC International Meet 2017

Posted by Becky McGovern on 24/01/2017
Photo: Nick Wallis

Connect with international friends, climb with like-minded people, go crazy over the Cornish granite: the BMC International Meet 2017 is headed to Cornwall.

Our International Meets are week-long gatherings of climbers from all over the world. The aim is to showcase the uniqueness of British climbing and connect climbers from across the globe. The 2017 Meet will be located at the Count House in Cornwall, a 200-year-old building perched above Cornwall’s finest granite cliff, Bosigran.

During the week, approximately 30 international climbers from all over the world will be teamed up with UK climbers to experience the delights of Cornish sea cliff climbing. Past meets have attracted climbers from Europe, Japan, South Africa, India, Pakistan, China, Canada, America, Israel, New Zealand and Iran.

We are looking for approximately 30 UK host climbers

Each day you will be teamed up with an international guest climber.  Your role is to climb together with them and show them what trad climbing in Cornwall is all about. You need to be a competent trad climber with experience of climbing in the West Penwith area of Cornwall.

Download: info all about being a host

Sign up: to be considered as a host climber please complete the online application form by Friday 3 February 2017

Date

The BMC International Summer Climbing Meet will run from Saturday 13 to Saturday 20 May 2017.

Venue

The Meet will be held at the Climbers’ Club hut, The Count House, Bosigran, Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8YX.

Programme

• Each day an international guest will be paired with a host climber to go out climbing.
• Partnerships will change every few days so that you get to climb with different people.
• There will be several evening presentations throughout the week by the UK & international climbers.

International climbers

Invites will be emailed to international federations by 18 November. Please contact your federation if you wish to take part as an international guest. The deadline for Federations to apply by is Monday 16 January 2017.

Further information

Please contact Becky McGovern at the BMC by email or telephone 0161 438 3302.


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