Which BMC events are cancelled or postponed due to Coronavirus?

Posted by Emma Travers on 23/03/2020

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

Last updated: 25 March 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 July onwards is being reviewed weekly and in line with government guidance. Updates will be posted as and when we know more.

BMC Event Status

March

19 March: BMC Midlands Area Meeting CANCELLED

20 March: The Climate Project Launch at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival CANCELLED

20 March: BMC presents Planning a wild hillwalking adventure with Alex Roddie CANCELLED

21 March: Women in Adventure Screening and Panel at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival CANCELLED

21 March: BMC Youth Climbing Series – Round 4 CANCELLED AND WONT BE RESCHEDULED

18-28 March: Emma Twyford Big Bang Tour CANCELLED

24 March: BMC Cymru North Wales Area Meeting CANCELLED

28 March: BMC Tremadog Spring Clean CANCELLED

28 March: National Development Squad Training Weekend POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBC

April

4 April: Junior British Bouldering Championships POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBC

4 April: BMC Peak Area Hill Walk POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBC

4-5 April: YatFest 2020 POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBC

9-10 April: Pembroke Range West briefing. CANCELLED (Access until May 25th currently still ok for 2019 briefed climbers, then all briefings to Range West cancelled for the remainder of 2020).

17-19 April: North Wales Youth Meet CANCELLED

18-19 April: Youth coach training weekend, Sunderland POSTPONED UNTIL 20TH &21ST NOVEMBER 

25-26 April: Outdoor First Aid course, London CANCELLED

25-26 April: Youth Climbing Series Grand Final POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBC

POSTPONED APRIL Coach Education Workshops, please see list below:

Fundamentals of Climbing 1

11 April - Green Spider Climbing, Hereford
13 April – Redpoint Climbing Centre, Worcester
20 April - Calshot Climbing Centre, Southampton
20 April - Eden Rock, Carlisle
27 April - Boulders Climbing Centre, Cardiff
28 April - Highball Climbing Centre, Norwich

Fundamentals of Climbing 2

14 April - Redpoint Climbing Centre, Worcester
21 April - Calshot Climbing Centre, Southampton 
21 April - Eden Rock, Carlisle 
22 April - Depot Climbing Centre, Sheffield 
28 April - Freeklime, Huddersfield 
29 April - Highball Climbing Centre, Norwich

We are working to reschedule the workshops, and during this time want to thank you for your patience and support.

May

4-7 May: Alpine Adventure Tour 202CANCELLED

4-7 May: Arc'teryx Big Mountain Weekend CANCELLED

15-17 May: Keswick Mountain Festival  CANCELLED

16-17 May: How to Train Novice Members in your Club, Plas y Brenin TBC

23-25 May: Pembroke Climbing Festival CANCELLED

30-31 May: Northumberland Youth Meet CANCELLED

June

6-7 June: Mountain Medicine Weekend POSTPONED UNTIL 5 & 6 JUNE 2021

6th June: Paraclimbing Championships POSTPONED 

13 June: BMC AGM TBC

20-21 June: Outdoor First Aid course, London TBC

 

Rest of year

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

Volunteer organisers

If you are a BMC volunteer organsing a BMC event, and have a question regarding your event, please email Becky McGovern at the BMC becky@thebmc.co.uk 


More FAQs about the BMC and Covid-19

🌳 Should I still be climbing / hillwalking? No, it's time to put them on hold. Read More

📜 Will the BMC keep running smoothly? Read More

✈️ I've got a travel insurance question Read More

🏡 Do you have any advice for clubs and huts? All you need to know

⛰️ Which BMC events are cancelled? Read More

🛒 Is the BMC shop open? Nope - it is now closed

 

We hope you stay safe during this unwanted adventure and let's come together as a community to help and support each other.


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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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