BMC London & SE Area Meet, 10 March

Hi folks

The next BMC London & South East Area Meeting is taking place at YHA London St Pancras on Tuesday 10 March 2020, starting at 7.00pm, food available from 6.30pm.

Fran (@coffeepot), Eulee, and I are attending. Anyone else?

Some notable items from the meeting, in case anyone is interested, in no particular order:

  • BMC have published a consultation on their Club Strategy report and are taking feedback on this until Fri 27 March.

  • BMC owns Harrison’s Rocks & Stone Farm Rocks. They’re having a Stone Farm Rocks working meet this weekend, so if you can’t make it to North Wales for our working meeting this weekend, you might want to pop along to this.

  • There’s going to be a Southern Sandstone Festival on Sat 12 Sept. Festival will include a Climbing Skills session including how to set up anchors properly - particular useful for those new to climbing outdoors on sandstone.

  • Outdoor first aid courses in Shadwell, £70 for NLMC members (similar courses can cost twice this amount): 25-26 April, 20-21 June.

  • The London Mountain Film Festival is running 2-3 May, @ The Royal Geographical Society. So far the programme seems to have more talks than films, with plenty of big climbing names programmed.

  • The Big Bang with Emma Twyford screening is happening on Sat 28 March @ The Castle

  • The film Climbing Blind will be on limited general release in the cinemas from Fri 20 March onwards.

  • For those new to mountaineering: this year’s BMC Alpine Skills lecture is on Thu 7 May @ St Paul’s School

  • The next BMC London & SE area meet will be on Tue 19 May at House of Lords, with a particular focus on countryside access issues.


Thanks Manchi!