This guide sets out what climbing, hill walking and mountaineering involve in order to help parents gain a better understanding of these activities.
The visually attractive and clearly written guide is for parents and others who have little knowledge of climbing, hill walking or mountaineering. Specialist and technical terms are explained simply. The guide is well illustrated with photographs and diagrams. There are sections on: The benefits of climbing, hill walking and mountaineering.The risks involved; Child protection; The main activities Indoor climbing; The great outdoors; Equipment; Parental responsibility; The nature of clubs; Instruction; Awards and qualifications; Role of the BMC