BMC Associate Membership

The BMC Associate membership scheme supports a range of valuable BMC work, as well as providing our associates with a of variety benefits for their organisation and staff.

The BMC values the support of Associates from a wide range of backgrounds, from retail and industry to climbing walls, outdoor centres and schools. Through their support, Associates are investing in the wide-ranging work that the BMC undertakes for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers in England and Wales. Work on improving access to the countryside; protecting upland habitats and wildlife; promoting mountain safety, good practice and equipment standards; encouraging newcomers and young people within the sport – and much more.

Discover the benefits of becoming an Associate Member of the BMC

  • Access to BMC Travel Insurance and other membership benefits including discounts on publications, for all of your employees. In the case of UK Mountain Rescue Teams who associate, all team members are entitled to purchase BMC Travel & Activity Insurance and enjoy other member benefits. Note: benefits exclude Personal Accident insurance, Combined Liability insurance and voting rights at the BMC AGM

  • You will receive the specially designed BMC Associate Member logo to use on your website and in publicity material, so everyone can see at a glance that you are an Associate Member of the BMC

  • 10% off advertising in Summit magazine. To arrange your advert placement please contact our publishers Warners Group Publications directly by emailing or or calling their office on 01778 391117

  • Your name and logo will appear in the BMC Associate Member section of the BMC website, including a hyperlink to your own site.

  • You can access BMC courses and events at reduced rates

  • Discounts on bulk purchases of BMC publications – the BMC produces an extensive collection of skills and information publications for climbing, hill walking, mountaineering and trekking, which are offered free or at special discount prices to members. To arrange a bulk order please email

  • Access discount subscriptions to Climb, Climber, Trail, TGO and Country Walking magazines

  • Job listings on the BMC website - please email about listing your job

  • Four copies of Summit magazine per year and our monthly BMC email newsletter

  • A selection of BMC material suited to your interests and requirements on request

List of BMC Associate Members

Climbing Walls

  • Action Centres UK

    Action Centres owns and operates a number of outdoor activity centres, facilitating enjoyable learning experiences in a safe environment using adventurous activities

  • Boathouse Climbing Centre

    An Indoor climbing facility in Llandudno, North Wales offering a welcoming space for both the local community and visiting holidaymakers within the unique building of the Old Lifeboat Station. Boathouse encourages a friendly and respectful environment where all climbers can challenge themselves either independently or with an instructor. There are 8 metre walls with top roping systems and double over hang lead routes, a 4.5 metre high bouldering area and a dedicated novice / beginner wall. Entrance prices vary between £5 and £10, depending on age and membership. Equipment is available to hire.

  • Chimera Climbing

    A modern, indoor bouldering gym offering a fresh and exciting climbing experience for people of all abilities. Based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

  • Rockburn Bridport

    Rockburn climbing centre is set off the centre of Bridport, in South-West Dorset. The facility currently comprises of 80 linear metres of bouldering up to 4.5m and the Rock Cafe, serving local, wholefood and vegan-based food to all.

  • Rock UK Summit Centre

  • ROKT Ltd

    A large climbing centre in the north of England offering 21m high leading, 16m high top roping and over 200 boulder problems.

  • Parthian Climbing Centres

    The Climbing Centre Group runs Manchester, Southampton and Wandsworth climbing centres.

  • The Climbing Experience

    18,000 square ft indoor bouldering centre and fun wall in the centre of Maidstone. Designed for ages 4+ and catering for beginners to professionals.

  • The Gateway Academy

    Educational Academy in Essex offering climbing wall facilities to those within the academy and the local community.

  • Quay Climbing Centre

    The Quay Climbing Centre is located in the heart of Exeter and offers climbing for all abilities, plus a great cafe!

  • The Reach

    Climbing wall in South London

  • The Warehouse Climbing Centre

    Step inside this cleverly transformed Victorian warehouse and discover one of Gloucester’s most impressive venues, and not just for indoor caving, climbing and bouldering!

Outdoor activity and sports centres

  • Exmouth Leisure Centre

  • Herts Young Mariners Base

    Trust non for profit outdoor education centre working with young people and groups of all ages and abilities.

Outdoor clubs


    BBRCC is a club to bring together people interested in enjoying the outdoors, walking/climbing/cycling etc. and offers members accommodation at their two hostels.

  • OutdoorLads

    Every weekend OutdoorLads runs a range of sociable outdoor activities all over the UK such as hiking, climbing, camping, biking, canoeing, sailing and skiing. All over the country people with different ages and backgrounds are joining OutdoorLads – the group has over 19,500 members and is growing.

  • Swaledale Outdoor Club

    A multi activity outdoor club including climbing, caving cycling, walking and kayaking

Other organisations

  • British Association of Mountain Guides

  • Mountain Equipment

  • Outside of Ordinary

  • HF Holidays

  • Coast & Vale Community Action

  • Carlisle Youth Zone

  • Bourne End Junior Sports Club