BMC Incident and Near-miss Reporting

Every year hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers are involved in incidents and near-misses on the crags, hills and mountains of the UK and Ireland. Some result in no harm, others in injury or death.

Seemingly trivial decisions can have serious consequences, and so the opportunity to learn from others’ experiences is very valuable. Sharing real-life accounts of these events can help us all manage risk more effectively.

To support this aim, the BMC has launched an incident and near-miss reporting database on a twelve-month trial basis. By adding your report to the database you will help the wider community learn from your experiences.

Anyone can submit a report, including a participant, rescuer or observer. Your report will be reviewed by our volunteer moderators for publication online. If reporting anonymously your name will not be published.

By submitting a report you consent to use of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

The BMC, Mountaineering Scotland and Mountaineering Ireland are working in partnership with this reporting system to support all our members. Mountaineering Scotland also have their own near-misses reporting system to which you may like to contribute. We encourage you to read the tales of near-misses and rescues already submitted.