Article Summary

The British Mountaineering Council has launched an incident and near-miss reporting system for climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers in partnership with Mountaineering Scotland and Mountaineering Ireland.

Date of event

April 1, 2019

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Date Published
April 17, 2019

BMC incident & near-miss reporting system

The British Mountaineering Council has launched an incident and near-miss reporting system for climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers in partnership with Mountaineering Scotland and Mountaineering Ireland.

An online form enables those who wish to share an incident or near-miss at the wall, in the hills or in the mountains to provide the details of their experience. The entries are checked before being uploaded to a free-to-view database. In April 2020, the findings from the first trial year of reports will be analysed for any emerging trends in the accidents reported.

The forms take into account the location and type of incident, along with any injuries involved and lessons learned.

[content by Natalie Berry - UKC]