BMC Expedition Planning Seminar

Do you want to go on an expedition but aren't sure how to go about it? Are you an expeditioner looking to extend your knowledge? The BMC's International Committee is hosting a day-long seminar for those wanting to learn about the practicalities of planning and taking part in expeditions to the greater ranges.

The seminar has been designed to help those considering going to the greater ranges for the first time or those wanting to top up their skills and knowledge. Come along, ask questions, learn from the experts and meet active mountaineers, including leading activist Nick Bullock.

Seminar at Plas y Brenin
© Plas y Brenin

The day will be split into two parts. The first part will be a series of workshops:

  • Where to go
  • How to organise trips
  • How to source grants and sponsorship
  • How to stay healthy
  • How to deal with altitude and acclimatisation
  • Lightweight gear
  • How to use IT and Google Earth
  • And more

The second part of the day will be a series of lectures by people who have recently been on trips and expeditions of interest – including Nick Bullock's lecture at 7.45pm that is guaranteed to be both awe inspiring and a just little bit scary.

The venue is the National Mountaineering Centre at Plas y Brenin in the heart of beautiful Snowdonia, North Wales.

B&B accommodation is available, for those who want it, at Plas y Brenin for £32.50 per night. There is also ample camping and other accommodation nearby.

Bookings are being taken through the Plas y Brenin website and are as follows:

Date: Saturday 12 January 2013
Venue: Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig, Conwy, LL24 0ET
Cost: 1. All day (workshops & lectures) £50
2. Evening lectures only £30
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Although the day is specifically for those wanting to learn about expeditions to the Greater Range it will also raise money for BMC expedition grants. These enable young cash-strapped mountaineers to go on expedtiions. The day will also showcase what younger mountaineers are doing in these exciting times; as well as highlighting what the BMC does to support those wanting to go on small independent expeditions.

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