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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?
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heading off for an Alpine adventure? Stay safe and pack our BMC Travel Insurance, now with 25% off annual European Alpine & Ski policies!
Get involved with the new working group for student club members
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.
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.
The 2017 British Bouldering Championships are being held at Devonshire Green in the centre of Sheffield city centre as part of the Cliffhanger event.
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.
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?
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.
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.