Win a guided rock climbing session with BMC Ambassador James McHaffie

Posted by Emma Travers on 05/04/2019
James McHaffie on Invisible Girl 8a Photo: Jethro Kiernan
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We're offering you the chance to win a half-day of guided rock climbs and coaching in Langdale, Lake District with experienced Lakeland climber and BMC Ambassador James McHaffie.

This opportunity will take place on Sunday 5th May during the Arc’teryx Big Mountain Weekend so make sure you’re free before you enter!

Enter the competition

All you need to do to enter is create an Instagram or Twitter post telling us what climbing means to you, along with the hashtag #climbwithcaff and tag @teambmc (Instagram) or @team_bmc (Twitter).

This competition closes next Monday 15th and we'll contact the winner on the same day. This competition is open to anyone over 18 who has had previous climbing experience, whether indoors or outdoors. It's also possible to enter as a pair.

READ: James McHaffie sends the Salathe Wall in Yosemite

Arc'teryx Big Mountain Festival 

The Big Mountain Weekend launches the Arc’teryx Lakeland Revival in the picturesque Langdale valley. This year it will be taking place at the Sticklebarn from the 3rd-5th May.

The event aims to educate, share and improve skills necessary for enjoying the mountains and crags safely. The weekend will be based around a series of clinics headed up by the International School of Mountaineering. There will also be a number of free activities, challenges (with prizes), BBQ, live music, BMC adventure film night and the Langdale Climbing Challenge running alongside these clinics all weekend.

The core clinics are based around climbing skills with everything suitable for beginners to advanced. This year also sees the introduction of new mountain based clinics included navigation, trail running and wild swimming.

BOOK: Take a look at the clinics still on offer

       One of the clinics at the Arc'teryx Big Mountain Weekend 2018

READ: The latest blog by Arc’teryx to get a feel of what's instore at the festival this year

WATCH: James McHaffie solos 100 E-routes in the Lakes

 


As Europe reopens for travel, BMC Travel Insurance has got you covered for Covid-19.

With the autumn nights drawing in, the clouds gathering and the temps dropping, who isn’t dreaming of heading to hotter rocks?

From 4 October, the European climbing dream has become easier, as Covid-19 travel restrictions have been reduced. To make planning your hot rock trips easier, from 1 September we've added Covid-19 cover into all BMC Travel Insurance policies.

 

 

Our new Covid-19 cover includes:

  • £5,000 cancellation cover: if you test positive for Covid-19 within 14 days of departure
  • Medical and repatriation: Covid-19 related illness
  • Being denied boarding: if you test positive for Covid-19 prior to your return home

BMC travel insurance comes in five policies: Travel, Trek, Rock, Alpine and Ski and High Altitude. Read more about the Covid-travel FAQs here


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