Watch out for: Women's International Climbing Meet 2016

Posted by Peter Burnside on 07/03/2016
Sophie Whyte, trad legend, climbing at the 2015 BMC International Meet. Photo: Alex Messenger.

It's back after a 32-year long hiatus! North Wales welcomes the Women's International Climbing Meet 2016, brought to you by the Pinnacle Club and the BMC.

Over 80 women from the UK and beyond will be brought to North Wales for a week of trad climbing at the Pinnacle Club / BMC Women's International Climbing Meet 2016. The event will be a celebration of women's climbing and an opportunity to share experiences, learn from each other, get psyched and have fun – whatever grade you climb!

When: 12-19 June 2016.
Where: Ynys Ettws, the Climbers' Club hut in the heart of the Llanberis Pass.
What: Climbing every day (weather permitting!), all meals provided, films, talks, goodies and a big party on the Saturday night.
Cost: £150 for the week; £50 for the weekend to include accommodation, all meals and all the goodies/entertainment.

READ: About the Pinnacle Club's 1984 international climbing meet

During the international meet in 1984, a bunch of the best and most enthusiastic women climbers of the day inspired by seeing the first British woman climb E5 and the first female ascents of Right Wall on the Cromlech.

Be part of it this year and apply now:

To apply to join the meet for the full week, to climb with our overseas guests and with other UK climbers, you'll need to be an experienced woman trad climber, with your own gear, able to lead at least HS, with a knowledge of trad climbing in North Wales.

To apply to join the meet for the weekend, to climb and be a part of the final celebrations, you'll need to be a woman trad climber, with your own gear, able to lead competently at your chosen grade.

The closing date for applications is 10 April 2016. To apply, download and complete the form below and email it back to us (details on the form). Make sure you read the information for UK hosts below, which explains exactly how the meet will work.

Download the application form (doc).

Read information for UK hosts (pdf).

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Posted by The Pinnacle Club on Friday, 26 February 2016

The finer details of the meet are still being put together, so we'll be posting updates on our blog and on Facebook. Follow us to find out the latest about sponsorship, goodies, the party, who's coming and everything else.

The meet is funded through the BMC with support from the Climbers’ Club, DMM and V12.

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13/06/2016
This article fails to mention the fantastically successful International Women's Climbing Meet which took place in May 1998 organised in North Wales by Celia Bull, Glenda Huxter and many others. There was an impressive turnout from all over the world - climbers from Iran, France, Sweden, the US, Slovenia, Nepal and others. Many climbing federations sent a delegation and it was a wonderful week for the hosts and the visitors alike, many friendships forged.

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