Some Forthcoming Events

Here are a few events lined up in the UK and worldwide for the rest of the year – further information and application procedures can be obtained from 438 3329) and updates will appear at: If you know of or are organising an IYM related event and would like it to appear here, please Stuart with the above details. Mont Blanc 2002 – National Kidney Research Fund Expedition (July/August) Tony Ward (renal failure patient) raising money by carrying his dialysis equipment to the highest peak in Western Europe – follow his progress at Youth Commission Crimea Rock Festival (16-23 Sept) A training camp for young climbers on the shores of the Black Sea. Further details from the Ukrainian Federation through zaidler@creator.dp.uaMourne Mountains Festival (12 & 13 Oct) Slideshows, climbing, hiking, training and of course, Irish hospitality! Contact Everest Golden Jubilee Celebrations (Jun 2002 – May 2003) A year of events celebrating the first ascent, headed up by Sir Edmund Hilary and including everything from elephant polo to hot air ballooning! Check www.mteverestgolden50.comThe National Outdoor Welcome – NOW! (All year 2002) This government-backed initative is intended to encourage people back into the outdoors after the devastation of Foot & Mouth in 2001 and involves climbing, hill walking, camping, orienteering and biking. Visit Mountain Festival 2002 (April onwards) A series of events based around the Rheged Discovery Centre, Penrith – also home to the Helly Hansen National Mountaineering Exhibition. Visit Walking Festival (28 & 29 September) Two days of guided walks off the beaten track in this beautiful area of Ireland. More information and booking details at www.hillsofdonegal.comIndian Mountaineering Federation Youth Adventure Programme (16-23 Nov) A nine-day programme of events including historic, cultural, environmental and climbing elements, paid for by the IMF. The BMC may nominate one leader and two BMC member participants (aged 15-18) to attend; register your interest by 25 August with Stuart using the contact above; for more information go to www.indmount.comHimalayan Climbing & Training Camp, Arwa Valley, Garhwal Himalaya (15 Sept – 15 Oct) A chance to scale peaks such as Arwa Tower, Mana Peak and Kalindi Peak, with everything provided (excluding travel, insurance & personal gear). Instructors will train and assess participants before guiding them up suitable routes. Alpine climbing experience necessary; cost US$2680. Opportunities also exist for guides looking for work – more information from adventure@vsnl.comUIAA Ski mountaineering competitions (Sept 2002 – May 2003) A series of events including the International Open, European Cup and High Range Classics for individuals and teams – visit www.uiaa.chfor further details.