Shark – out of interest, how do the BMC measure membership respective to their goals? You say they seek to increase the membership of participants, so would that be you want to have X% of the outdoor community signed up as members? Therefore an increasing population of participants mean you have to continually recruit more to hit that percentage.
You say they seek to increase the membership of participants, so would that be you want to have X% of the outdoor community signed up as members? Therefore an increasing population of participants mean you have to continually recruit more to hit that percentage.
A difference should be made between increased partipation (frequency) by those already participating and new participants to the sport. As for outdoor climbing Bill Gordan told Grimer that he has noticed a decline in climbers at Stanage over the years. So that's settled that I'm assuming no is bothered about the increase in indoor climbing participants (unless they dare to venture outdoors)
I do however have issue with the decision making process and the cosy jobs for the boys nature of the whole setup.
I often have to queue for routes at the wall on Wednesday evening. Twunts should all feck off; nobody should be allowed in unless they are able to produce a suitably battered & mangled RP* I otoh should have access to a continually increasing range of excellent training facilities without them having to have any means of being financially viable.* Other pieces of vintage trad gear are available
Stanage numbers may be in decline but Parisella's is rammed. Fucking BMC.
Quote from: andy popp on March 01, 2017, 05:11:46 pmhttps://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2017/02/28/british-mountaineering-council-board-faces-no-confidence-motion#Motion of no confidence tabled by Bob Pettigrew, former BMC President (named in the CC newsletter), a follow-on from the Climb Britain rebranding. The BMC executive misjudged the views of many of the membership over this, but members were given the chance to say their bit, were listened to, and the decision reversed. I don't see the point of going over it again.
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