Weekly Roundup

The new Bleaustone bouldering wall is now open at The Foundry.  With a full range of set problems on 10 to 20 degree flat panel with resin features and volumes. The CragX Bouldering Series will begin on October 30th, 6 – 9.45pm, 15 problems with three levels of difficulty to choose from, Low, Medium and Hard!  Four competitions in all on the following dates: October 30th, November 27th, January 15th, February 19th. Prizes from Five Ten, Scarpa, Montrail and Crooks Climbing. Trekkers heading for Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise money for UK charities may be putting their lives at risk from altitude sickness. That?s the conclusion of a new report being presented at the Symposium of Climbing and Mountain Medicine, organised by the Medical Committee of the UIAA, the sport?s world governing body, held this Saturday, 30th September, at the National Mountain Centre Plas y Brenin in Snowdonia. See the full report on the BMC website Jonathan Conville Trust Winter Training Courses This winter the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust (JCMT) is offering subsidised winter training courses based in the Cairngorms. These courses are specifically designed to give a sound introduction to the techniques needed for moving on snow and ice – both in Britain in winter and in the Alps. The courses will include use of crampons and ice axes, belaying and rope work, avalanche assessment and all of the other topics related to winter mountains. The 2-day courses will take place during January 2007 and cost £45. Please see the information sheet below for course dates and full details: Details There are still places left on the Know your Stuff! – BMC Technical and Training Conference This seminar is aimed at both new and experienced climbers, and will be held at Plas y Brenin in North Wales. Delivered by technical experts and professional trainers, it will outline how equipment manufacture and design impacts upon the way in which climbers use their gear. There is often much misinformation and hearsay surrounding equipment use (and abuse!) and this conference will be invaluable to both new and experienced climbers and trainers by dispelling many common myths. There will be an equal balance of both theoretical and practical sessions, with optional dinner and evening lecture by Steve McClure.Details ———————————————————————– If you have an event you would like including in the planetFear listing please either submit it via the site or contact matt@planetfear.com———————————————————————–