Cornish BMC International Meet

I’ve been to the past two BMC International Meets held in North Wales at Plas y Brenin. They were great! So the chance to take part in my third meet was not to be missed, especially as it was taking place at the CC’s hut in Cornwall – the Count House at Bosigran

Cornwall doesn’t offer quite as many climbing options as North Wales, particularly in poor weather. But, is the weather ever poor in Cornwall? Despite the occasionally cold north wind, and a few showers, we climbed every day! 😛 The flexibility offered by the Count House accommodation combined with world-class traditional climbing provided for a unique week.

Here are a sample of pictures that I hope capture the amazing week’s events…

A first, the BMC and Climbers' Club team up to delivery a fantastic sea-cliff climbing international meet
Craig Harwood and I travelled down to Cornwall together and grabbed a few routes at Bosigran on Sunday before the international guests arrived
Pat Littlejohn, Iain Peters, Becky McGovern, and Dave Turnbull kick off the Cornish Sea-Cliff Climbing BMC International Meet
Inbar from Israel Israel enjoying the sun at Chair Ladder
We also visited Bosigran and Gurnard's Head together
Jiri from the Czech Republic Czech on The Spire (E3) with Andy Stotesbury belaying, and
Pete on Bishop's Rib (E1) with Inbar belaying.
By the end of the week Jiri was on-sighting E6! 😮
Sinisa from Croatia Croatia (left) at the BBQ.
'Sin' and I enjoyed two excellent days of climbing at Carn Kenidjack, Sennen, and Bosigran
Krzysztof (centre with the 'hair') - from Poland Poland - and I debated long and hard about what constituted a 'wall' as opposed to a 'slab'; he thought Cornwall only had slabs and roofs...
Iain Peters, in charge of the BBQ and all Count House facilities (accommodation, catering, etc.)
Sunset outside the Count House, complete with BMC marquee (mess-tent)
Masses of UK host's tents outside the Count House at Bosigran in West Penwith
Erik from Belgium Belgium following Desolation Row (E2) in the Great Zawn
Erik and I also visited Bosigran, St Loy, and Whirlpool Zawn
BMC Meet UK Hosts and International Guests gathered at Zennor Village Hall for dinner and the final night celebrations

:star: A fantastic success – dare I say even better than Wales! 😀 :star:
Lets hope the BMC and the CC team up again, perhaps next time at Ynys Ettws for (probably) the best climbing and the best accommodation option in the world…

Series - BMC International Meet

  1. BMC International Meet
  2. BMC International Meet ’08
  3. Cornish BMC International Meet
  4. Cornish BMC International Meet

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