OutdoorHer | Resources for leaders

The BMC and Mountain Training have put together resources leaders should take a look at and can use to educate and equip themselves when taking groups out into the outdoors and talking about female topics in the outdoors.
  • Women in Mountain Training | Video Lectures

    The inaugural Women in Mountain Training Conference was held at Plas y Brenin National Outdoor Centre in North Wales on October 2022. To fulfil Mountain Training's aim of sharing learning from the conference with as many people as possible, several of the all-conference sessions were recorded. Click through to watch:

  • Women In Mountain Training Conference | Workshop Reports

    Mountain Training recorded the workshops from their conference in 2022. Have a read of all the reports from the workshop providers which include the content from their workshops. Click through to read these:

  • Women in Mountain Training Conference | Data

    Mountain Training data [2022] indicates significant differences in the percentage of women registering, attending training and getting qualified compared with men. It is also clear that the percentage of women participating in each of the various mountaineering disciplines, covering everything from indoor bouldering and lowland walking to international hiking and winter climbing, is much higher than the percentage of women gaining MT qualifications.

    Take a look at the infographics and data that Mountain Training have made available:

  • Infographics For Groups

    For all those leaders who get asked "How can I deal with periods outdoors?" Navigation with Harriet has created some amazing graphics you can use as go-to guides to help you on your way.

  • Guide For Leaders Who Support People Who Menstruate

    Some people worry about doing outdoor activities whilst on their period. Where do you go? What do you do with used products? How do you stay clean and comfortable? As a leader, ensuring you can answer these questions so that group members are comfortable managing their period outside is essential. Click through to see our guide:

  • OutdoorHer Hub Page

    The BMC and Mountain Training's resource hub is full of information on periods, the menstrual cycle, menopause, choosing kit, and going to the toilet. We wanted to create a safe space to learn and share information, giving everyone the confidence and knowledge to make decisions that are right for you when exploring the outdoors through the different stages of our lives. Whether you’re a participant, a leader or just curious to learn more we’ve got you covered.