08 Jan

BBMC 2018 – entries opening soon!

It’s that time of year again!  Entries for this years event will open the week beginning 15th January 2018.  This years event will include some exciting changes.  Whilst the challenge of the longest route (route A) will remain unchanged from recent years, we have made a change to the other two routes.  Both routes B and C will be run in the opposite direction from usual this year – a return to an older tradition of alternating the direction of the routes each year.  So this year the routes will start with the climb of Loxidge Tump before heading off down the Offas Dyke path towards Hay Bluff.  For those that have done the event before, once up on the ridge we hope you’ll enjoy seeing the stunning views (weather permitting) from a different angle.

11 Jan

Entries for Big Black Mountains Challenge 2017 are…Open!!

Entries for this years Big Black Mountains Challenge are now open!!! Just go to the BBMC page on the team’s website and click on the big red “go to on-line booking form” button and follow the links. As usual places are limited so to avoid being disappointed please book your place as soon as possible.

BBMC is the teams biggest fundraising event of the year and goes a long way towards raising the £25,000 – £30,000 needed each year to run the team. The team are also currently raising funds to purchase a new incident control vehicle. We are therefore very grateful to everyone who pays to enter. If however you feel you can raise further donations for the team that would be brilliant. There are a few ways to do this:

1. you can download a sponsorship form from the BBMC page

2. or you can set up your own Big Black Mountain Challenge 2017 fundraising page

We look forward to see you all in May

06 Jun

Date for your diaries – BBMC 2017

Thank you to everyone who came and joined us on the hill for making 2016 another successful event. If you’d like to come back and do it all again in 2017, or you weren’t lucky enough to get a place this year, next year’s Big Black Mountains Challenge will be on Saturday 13th May. As usual the on-line entry will open in early January 2017

11 Jan

Entries for Big Black Mountains Challenge 2016 are Open

Entries for this years Big Black Mountains Challenge are now open!!! Just go to the BBMC page on the team’s website and click on the big red “go to on-line booking form” button and follow the links. As usual places are limited so to avoid being disappointed please book your place as soon as possible.

BBMC is the teams biggest fundraising event of the year and goes a long way towards raising the £25,000 – £30,000 needed each year to run the team. The team are also currently raising funds to purchase a new incident control vehicle. We are therefore very grateful to everyone who pays to enter. If however you feel you can raise further donations for the team that would be brilliant. There are a few ways to do this:

1. you can download a sponsorship form from the BBMC page

2. you and your friends and family can make a £10 donation by text. Simply text BBMC16 £10 to 70070 to donate to Longtown Mountain Rescue and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

3. or, finally you can set up your own Big Black Mountain Challenge 2016 fundraising page with JustGiving

We look forward to see you all in May

19 Mar

On-line entries for BBMC – update

Due to a technical problem the on-line booking system to register for BBMC has been indicating the event is now full. There are however still a small number of places remaining. We are currently working to rectify the problem but in the mean time the system will still allow you to ignore any message and register