Big Black Mountains Challenge – COVID19 update

To All our BBMC 2020 competitors,

We wish to reassure you that we are keeping an eye on the current developments regarding COVID19. Currently, outdoor events have not been identified as requiring cancellation, and there are a number of measures that can be taken to further reduce risk. However, in light of the announcements of Monday 16th to reduce unnecessary contact, in the coming weeks it may be necessary to postpone Big Black Mountains Challenge until later in the year or cancel this years event. The organising committee will continue to monitor the situation and will make a decision by the end of March. Please continue to check our website and social media accounts for further updates

2019 fund-raising calendars

The team’s fundraising calendar is back for 2019! Featuring stunning pictures of the Black Mountains the calendar helps raise much needed funds to enable the team to carry on its work. Calendars are available at a number of outlets (£10) or mail order (£12 inc. postage and packing).  Stockists are –

Trekitt, Eign Gate, Hereford

Crickhowell Adventure, Crickhowell

Skirrid Mountain Garage, Llanvihangel Crucorney (by the Skirrid pub)

Bookish, Crickhowell

You can also order your copy on-line using the following link:

If you want to order by post, cheques for £12 should be made payable to ‘Longtown Mountain Rescue Team’ and should be sent to:

Calendar Offer, Longtown Mountain Rescue team, PO Box 120, Abergavenny, NP7 7WU

Enquires please email –


Big Black Mountains Challenge 2019

A massive thank you to everyone that was able to come and enjoy a fantastic sunny day in the hills with us at this years event.

If you’d like to do it all again next year (or come and join us for the first time), Big Black Mountains Challenge 2019 will be on Saturday 18th May, 2019.

On-line entries will open in early January 2019