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IFSC World Cup back in the UK - EICA, Ratho - 23-24 September

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 17:11
International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup Lead, Speed & Paraclimbing Cup will be held at Edinburgh’s International Climbing Arena:Ratho from 23 – 24 September 2017. This is the first time the World Cup in Lead & Speed has been held on British soil since 2003 and the first time the Paraclimbing Cup has been held in Scotland.

BMC summits Mount Everest with Scott Mackenzie

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 15:25
BMC member Scott Mackenzie recently journeyed to the top of the world, and was kind enough to take us along for the ride! His recent summit of Mount Everest took him past the infamous Hillary Step, which is reported to have changed as a result of the 2015 earthquake. We tracked Scott down to find out more.

Secretary sought for BMC organisational review

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 16:02
We are seeking a volunteer for the role of secretary in the independently chaired review of the BMC’s governance and organisational structure.

British-based climber completes two new routes in Baffin Island

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 13:29
Scottish resident and big wall climber, Marek Raganowicz, has added two demanding aid routes to the overhanging Ship's Prow in Baffin Island.

Pembroke Festival of Climbing

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 12:40
The first ever BMC supported Pembrokeshire Festival of Climbing is being held this weekend at Bosherston in south Pembrokeshire. Organised by keen local climbers and with a great forecast, good tides, lots of bacon butties and a free talk by BMC ambassador James McHaffie this promises to be the "mother" of all climbing meets!

BMC Manifesto: General Election 2017

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 01:00
Ahead of the election on 8 June, the BMC is challenging politicians to recognise the huge value of outdoor recreation in their manifestos and policies, while also understanding the need to protect the special qualities of the outdoors for the benefit of all.

Army of outdoor enthusiasts harvest a panda’s worth of rubbish from the Peak District

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 18:49
Parts of the Peak District attract more than their fair share of rubbish – but after well over 100 volunteers blitzed a litter hotspot in the Peak District, one particular corner is looking a lot better.

Alex MacIntyre Hut 2017 Annual report

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 01:00
The Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut is located between Glencoe and Fort William in the Western Highlands. Jointly owned and administered by the BMC and the MCofS, the management team held its AGM last April.

This Girl Can: Get back into climbing

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 01:00
At the recent This Girl Can photo-shoot we met Nikki who used to climb in her 20’s but then work, family and new hobbies came along and she hasn’t climbed for a few years. We caught up with Nikki to find out more about her climbing plans.

Emily on climbing through pregnancy

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 01:00
After the BMC's This Girl Can Climb photo shoot we caught up with Emily to chat about her experience continuing to climb through her pregnancy.

Will Sim and Greg Boswell climb two new routes in Alaska

Wed, 10/05/2017 - 16:33
Wil Sim and Greg Boswell have recently climbed two new routes from the Buckskin Glacier in the Central Alaska Range, which lies 15 miles southeast of Denali; the main peak in the range is the Moose's Tooth. The first route is an 'outrageously good' line on the Bear's Tooth, and the second may be the first ascent of a peak. Sarah Stirling gets the low down, and finds out why they named the routes Beastiality and Shark Fishing.

Women's Sport Week 2017

Wed, 10/05/2017 - 16:24
Women’s Sport Week is taking place from 19th to 25th June this year and we really want to make some noise about all the amazing work and opportunities in climbing, hill walking and mountaineering.

Strathfarrar Estate: access arrangements

Wed, 10/05/2017 - 01:00
Are you intending to visit Strathfarrar Estate in the Scottish Highlands? Read on to find out how to access this remote and beautiful area throughout the year, as vehicular access to the estate is subject to seasonal conditions.

Maddy Cope joins the 8c club

Wed, 10/05/2017 - 01:00
Less than a handful of British women have climbed 8c, and even fewer have climbed a British 8c. The latest to crack the grade is Sheffield-based Maddy Cope, who climbed Freerider in Yosemite last year, then spent the winter training for Bat Route 8c at Malham. Sarah Stirling interviews this impressive all-rounder, who is planning to quit her day job and spend more time outside.

Get bussed from the Midlands to the mountains this weekend

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 18:50
Dodge the driving and join the good people of the West Bromwich Mountaineering Club on a coach trip to the Lake District this Sunday.

Rab Carrington becomes the BMC's latest Patron

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 16:12
Rab Carrington has been involved with climbing and mountaineering for more than 50 years and with the BMC since 2005. He's been a keen mountaineer, founded an internationally renowned outdoor gear brand, and now he's become the BMC's latest Patron.

Meet the new team at the top of the BMC

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:24
From a technologist to a CEO; a qualified barrister to director of the Women's Climbing Symposium. Meet your new voluntary team at the top of the BMC.

Meet Nick Kurth: the BMC’s new acting president

Mon, 08/05/2017 - 12:41
Nick Kurth caught the bug early on: from scrambling up slabs in the Lake District as a youth on a school trip, to the likes of reading his way through as much mountain literature as he could lay his hands on. Here the BMC's new acting president talks about finding his passion and fitting it around his career.

Gold for Garnbret, Shauna misses podium

Mon, 08/05/2017 - 12:29
Janja Garnbret claimed gold and Shauna Coxsey just missed out on a medal in the fourth IFSC Boulder World Cup 2017, meanwhile Alexey Rubtsov came out on top in a close-fought battle in finals. Find out all the details from the event in Hachioji-Tokyo, Japan.

Lynn Robinson: New BMC vice president

Sun, 07/05/2017 - 21:46
Introducing Lynn Robinson, a new vice president of the BMC. This all-round wonder woman has already made a significant difference to the BMC as a volunteer: she has contributed to all the current BMC series of guidebooks and is an active and enthusiastic member of the Peak Area committee.