British Mountaineering Council

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P2. Physical Activity Guidelines

Committed since:

21 March, 2014

Delivery plan:

Submitted: 25 March, 2014

The BMC has a number of projects in place to get more people active:

Active Outdoors - The BMC has launched an Active Outdoors programme offering subsidised courses in starting hill walking, rock climbing, scrambling and winter skills.

Regional Development Team - In 2012-17, the BMC will appoint four regional development officers whose primary objectives are to support people wanting to climb outside and to help clubs attract new members, aimed primarily at 18-25 year olds.

Outdoor climbing courses - The BMC currently runs two types of indoor to outdoor rock climbing courses to help people who want to take their first steps climbing outdoors. Rock Out is run in conjunction will climbing walls around the country and Ready to Rock takes place at Plas y Brenin, the national mountain centre in Wales. Ready to Rock offers courses specifically tailored to young people and families.

Young people - A free guide for parents of children who are interested in participating in climbing related activities. The BMC also run the BMC Youth Climbing Series which attracts over 800 young climbers of all levels to take part.

BMC Ambassadors scheme - The BMC has recently signed up eight inspirational ambassadors to act as role models to inspire and engage young climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers. The Ambassadors initiative aims to encourage more young people to join and get involved with the BMC.

Outdoor festivals - A series of climbing and hill walking festivals are organised around the country by BMC local area volunteers.

The BMC will continue to promote the benefits of physical activity through our website and on social media.

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