Any Questions For The BMC?

As the British Mountaineering Council appoints its first hill-walking officer, it's your chance to ask those difficult questions.

Posted: 17 April 2013
by Jon

Meet Carey Davies, the new hillwalking development officer at the BMC - we're off to see him and the rest of the team this Thursday and we'd like to know if you have any questions for Carey about the BMC and hill-walking and, in particular, where it's going. Just add your questions to the forum thread below and we'll put them to Carey and report back.

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I'm off to see the BMC and new hillwalking officer, Carey Davies on Thursday - tomorrow or today depending on when you read this. Or yesterday even. Anyway, if you have any questions for Carey just post them here and I'll put them to him and report back.

Apparently in a recent member survey no fewer than 62% of BMC members said that their main activity was hill-walking, despite what seems like a very clear focus on climbing and mountaineering from the organisation.

Do you think the BMC can really represent hill and mountain walkers or do we need a completely new body that sits somewhere between the BMC and the Ramblers?

Do hill walkers need a body at all?

What do you think?

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 17:20

Some walking or trekking articles in Summit would be a start ... Not having any interest in climbing I need to be a member as interested in doing ML which kind of sticks abit when the closest they get is a via ferrata.

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 17:43

I think that hill walkers definitely need a body.

Limbs and head alone wouldn't be much use, you just wouldn't be able to get out on the hills often enough. Unless you rolled. And then going downhill might be very dangerous because of the lack of self-arresting options.

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 17:46

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