What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? Are you a mountaineer, a climber, a hill walker or a rambler?

In the last couple of weeks, both the two main mountaineering bodies in the UK – the British Mountaineering Council and the  Mountaineering Council of Scotland – have changed their names. The BMC has become ‘Climb Britain’ and the MCoS has become ‘Mountaineering Scotland’. Inevitably, social media has had plenty to say about this but the BMC name change in particular has not gone down very well. Continue reading