The BMC - working for climbers, hill walkers & mountaineers.
The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is the representative body protecting the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers, including ski-mountaineers.
The BMC recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.
A recent Active Lives Survey revealed that 2.14 million people now go hill walking, climbing or mountaineering twice a month. That’s made up of almost 2 million walkers, around 100,000 outdoor climbers and 170,000 indoor climbers!
The activities of the BMC evolve to keep pace with developments, too: from nurturing future talent to owning crags for the benefit of everyone; from organising beginners’ climbing courses to raising over £100,000 to help mend the British mountains.
To sum it up in a single phrase, "We’re all connected by a shared love of adventure, whether that’s found on a chalky crimp or a windswept mountain."