Which BMC events are cancelled or postponed due to Coronavirus?

Posted by Emma Travers on 01/05/2020

Here is the updated list of all cancelled or postponed BMC events:

Last updated: 01 June 2020

As the BMC is a community organisation, we have taken the decision to support the health and wellbeing of the outdoor and wider community by cancelling or postponing BMC events through to the end of June. 

We’re closely monitoring the situation and due to it's fast-moving nature we will be in touch with event attendees via email or text. 

Following government advice the BMC office in Manchester is now temporarily closed. With all our staff working from home we're operating as normal across most areas.  

The status of BMC events from September onwards is being reviewed weekly and in line with government guidance. Updates will be posted as and when we know more.

UPDATE: All BMC Area Festivals and all BMC events, involving 30 or more people, taking place up until the end of September have been cancelled.

BMC competitions due to take place from September onwards will be reviewed in the first week of June. 

BMC Event Status

11-12 July: British Bouldering Championships  CANCELLED
 
5 September: Wilton Fest  CANCELLED
 
11-13 September: BMC Lakes Fest  CANCELLED
 
3-4 October: Outdoor First Aid course, London  CURRENTLY GOING AHEAD
 
17-18 October: Outdoor First Aid course, Snowdonia CURRENTLY GOING AHEAD

Volunteer organisers

If you are a BMC volunteer organising a BMC event, and have a question regarding your event, please Rob Dyer at the BMC: robd@thebmc.co.uk 


More FAQs about the BMC and Covid-19

🌳 Can I start climbing / hillwalking? Yes, but be cautious in your actions, respectful of local communities and vigilant in avoiding transmitting the virus. Read our latest advice for July here and for the general return to climbing here

🌳 What's the situation in Wales? Read the full July update here

😷 When and how will the walls reopen?  In England it's July 25th Read the ABC's advice for walls and watch their live update here

✈️ Can I now travel abroad again? Get the latest answers to going abroad with travel restrictions now easing

🛒 Is the BMC shop open? Yes - we officially reopened at the start of July!

🏡 Do you have any advice for clubs and huts? The latest club huts update and all you need to know

📜 Will the BMC keep running smoothly? Read more or watch our weekly live updates from our CEO

🚗 What have the BMC access team been doing during this time? Read on

As the climbing walls, crags and mountains start to open, we wanted to say thanks to every BMC member who supported us through the Coronavirus crisis.

From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t have made it without you.

If you liked what we did, then tell your friends about us: www.thebmc.co.uk/join


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12/03/2020
I believe that big events especially competitions where all climbers are touching the same holds etc and travelling from all over should probably be postponed in the current climate to avoid unnecessary gatherings where virus could easily spread
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13/03/2020
Are you still running the final round of the YCS next week? It would seem counter to the rest of the advice and actions around the country. Would be good to know.
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17/03/2020
Sad times, hopefully things will get up and running in the summer.

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