British Mountaineering Council Climbing Festival

This July from the 4th-6th, the first of 3 climbing festivals takes place in Cornwall.


The BMC (British Mountaineering Council) are holding three festivals dedicated to climbing at various UK locations, for all those with an interest in the sport, whether they’re beginners or experts.

The short camping weekend is an opportunity for climbers to meet fellow enthusiasts and share stories, tips, advice and climb together.

The first festival is located in St.Ives in Cornwall and those attending will need to meet around 6pm on Friday evening for drinks at one of the local pubs. The weekend kicks off with some relaxation and mingling with fellow climbers. The following morning campers will wake up to a complimentary breakfast by the on site caterers to set them up for a great day of climbing. On the evening, South West rock climbing pioneer Frank Cannings will be giving a guest speech followed by a charity raffle in aid of Climbers Against Cancer. On the final day, breakfast is again on offer in preparation for a final day of climbing.

For those who can’t make the festival or want to go again, there are two more festivals held throughout the year. The next is later this month on the 26th July and this will be held in Bristol. The final festival is later in the year on the 12th September and this will be located in Gower.

For novice climbers who want to get into the sport and find out more about these exciting events, take a look at the BMC website for more details on how to get involved.