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Climbing And Mountaineering Bodies

The Association of British Climbing Walls (ABC)
The representative body of climbing centre managers and owners. Principally concerned with the development of safe practice and quality management processes for operating climbing centres.

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC)
A representative body that exists to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers, including ski-mountaineers.

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS)
The representative body for hill walkers, climbers and ski-tourers who enjoy the Scottish mountains.

Mountaineering Ireland (MI)
The representative body for walkers and climbers in Ireland.

Mountain Training (MT)
The co-ordinating body for all mountain training schemes in the UK, overseeing the training and assessment of around six thousand leaders, instructors and guides.

Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI)
The representative body for professionally qualified Mountaineering Instructors in the UK and Ireland.

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