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Steve McClure goes guns out for the Triple Crown

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 15:47
To earn the Triple Crown, Steve McClure had to climb the UK’s three best sport routes, on the UK’s three best sport cliffs, all 8a+, all in a day, and he had to travel between them under his own steam. How did it go? And did he do it?

How to climb Mont Blanc

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 15:02
Get the inside knowledge: Chamonix-based Mountain Guides Will Sim and Stuart MacDonald offer the wealth of their experience for those thinking of ticking the highest point in Western Europe.

Win £100: by telling us what you think about the BMC

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 01:00
An independent organisational review of the BMC is well underway and the next step the review team is taking is to perform a membership survey. Read on to find out more about the survey, how to take part and how to win one of three £100 cash prizes.

The 6 Best European DWS destinations that aren’t Mallorca!

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 17:32
The popularity of deep water soloing (DWS) continues to attract many thrill-seekers to the mecca that is Mallorca. But what about all the other prime coastlines in Europe? Unfortunately, a comprehensive guidebook for all DWS locations has yet to be written, but don't let that put you off! We've rounded up six of the best alternative destinations full of locals psyched for climbing above the sea.

Lake District UNESCO status: hill walkers and climbers react

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 12:02
The recent awarding of world heritage site status to the Lake District has reignited debates about how England’s most prized mountain landscape should best be cared for. What do hill walkers, climbers and BMC volunteers think?

BMC Peak Youth Climbing Meet 2017

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 01:00
Join one of the BMC and DMM's youth climbing meets in 2017, a weekend of classic climbs, good socials, and an evening lecture on the Saturday night. The first will take place 23-24 September 2017 at Froggatt in the Peak District.

Nick Bond: 1961-2017

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 13:07
The BMC is sad to announce the death of Nick Bond, a long-serving BMC volunteer, who passed away on Monday 10 July following a brave battle against lung cancer.

Creating new opportunities in partnership with Sense

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 11:21
The BMC and Sense, the national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, have recently partnered up to develop an action plan aimed at encouraging more people with sight and hearing impairments to get involved in rock climbing.

How to climb 8a in 10 easy steps

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 01:00
So you’ve breached the 7a barrier, but what’s next? It might seem like a lofty goal, but maybe it’s time to give 8a a serious think. All you need is the right 8a, a shot of determination (not the vodka kind), and to read this 10 easy steps on how to climb 8a from BMC ambassador James McHaffie.

Peak District: walkers learn more about one of the UK's biggest natural restoration schemes

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 19:33
The wild moorland landscape at the heart of England is changing - but not everyone understands how or why. A recent walk jointly organised by the BMC and Moors for the Future gave walkers and climbers a chance to find out more.

Youth Climbing Symposium

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 13:10
The world’s first Youth Climbing Symposium is coming to the UK this November! The day brings together leading coaches and climbers from around the world to coach the youth of the UK at one of the most modern climbing centers in the country.

Pack for Alpine adventure: with BMC travel insurance discounts

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 12:36
Heading off for an Alpine adventure? Stay safe and pack our BMC Travel Insurance, now with 25% off annual European Alpine & Ski policies!

Calling student club members

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 01:00
Get involved with the new working group for student club members

GB Paraclimbing's first competition of the 2017 season - Imst, Austria

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:18
GB Paraclimbers headed out to Imst, Austria for the first IFSC Paracup of the season - team manager Robin O'Leary reports from the well attended event.

Gold for Leah Crane, Tyler Landman at the British Bouldering Championships 2017

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 01:00
Tyler Landman and Leah Crane took the top spots in front of the biggest crowd ever at the British Bouldering Championships 2017. Thousands of psyched spectators gathered on Devonshire Green to watch the best of British boulderers battle it out for the crown, here’s what went down.

British Bouldering Championships 2017 - results

Sun, 09/07/2017 - 15:53
The 2017 British Bouldering Championships are being held at Devonshire Green in the centre of Sheffield city centre as part of the Cliffhanger event.

Why your donations to a spectacular Dartmoor path went further than expected

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 16:07
A three year effort to fix a remote and spectacular moorland bridleway on Dartmoor has been given a boost over the finishing line – after a £8,500 donation from the BMC’s Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding campaign ‘grew’ to £27,000.

How BMC members can contribute to the Organisational Review

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 14:54
Over the last two months, work has been carried out in order to determine if changes should be made to the BMC. But why do we need change, and how can BMC members get involved?

New poll finds majority of Scots back wild land protection

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 13:04
The Scottish public has voted for continued protection of Wild Land Areas by a colossal 16 to 1 majority, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by the John Muir Trust.

Bill 'Mr Stanage' Gordon awarded a BEM

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 01:00
The face of Stanage, Bill Gordon, was awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen's birthday honours list for services to Wildlife, particularly the Protection of the Ring Ouzel.

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