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Mountaineering

Mountaineering can involve a combination of hill walking and scrambling to climb a mountain.

An Overview of Mountaineering

It can also include ski mountaineering. Where scrambling involves elements of both hill walking and rock climbing.

Equipment

  • Sturdy footwear
  • Warm and waterproof clothing
  • Food and fluids to maintain energy levels
  • Map and compass

Facts

  • Mount Everest is the largest mountain in the world at 8848m high and grows by a quarter or an inch every year.
  • It takes 40 days to climb Mount Everest to give the body enough time to adjust to the altitude as there is 66% less oxygen in each breath on the summit of Everest than at sea level

Find Mountaineering Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

British Mountaineering Council

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
office@thebmc.co.uk
Contact Telephone
0161 445 6111

Julie Tullis Memorial Award

Grant to assist mountaineers to achieve their climbing or mountaineering ambitions

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Partners and Sponsors

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  • Somerset Partnership
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