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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.

How to get exclusive access to the Tommy Caldwell tour

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 14:53
Last year, we brought you Alex Honnold. Now we’ve teamed up with Penguin Live to bring you another American rock star. This July, free-climbing legend Tommy Caldwell is coming to Sheffield and London – and BMC members get exclusive access to early-bird tickets.

Welsh Climbing Championships & Junior British Bouldering Championships

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 01:00
The BMC Welsh Lead Climbing Championships (Lead Cup Round 2) is being held at the Beacon Climbing Centre, Caernarfon (Leading) on Saturday 3 June and the Junior British Bouldering Championships 2017 is being held at The Depot Manchester (Bouldering) on Saturday 17 June 2017. These competitions are designed to be a fun but competitive events.

BMC Position Statement: Aldery Cliff

Thu, 04/05/2017 - 13:09
Following reports of significant unsanctioned work having taken place at Aldery Cliff (a BMC owned crag near Buxton), the BMC's Land Management Group met at the crag to discuss the situation. The following is a position statement from the group about the work.

Legendary mountaineer Ueli Steck killed in the Himalayas: tributes

Tue, 02/05/2017 - 14:51
Ueli Steck was killed in the Himalayas last weekend. The 40-year-old was near Camp 1, on the way up Nuptse when he fell into the Western Cwm. He was climbing solo, acclimatising for an ambitious new route that he planned to try, combining Everest with Lhotse. We celebrate an extraordinary life, complete with videos and climbers' tributes.

Reach the summit of Surrey this weekend on a BMC volunteer-led walk

Tue, 02/05/2017 - 12:35
Find out more about what the BMC does for hill walkers or simply revel in the (hopefully) spring sunshine with a BMC volunteer-led walk spanning the rolling country of the North Downs and Surrey Hills this weekend.

Shauna back on top, claims second gold

Tue, 02/05/2017 - 12:15
The Queen of bouldering returned to the top of the podium this weekend in the third round of the IFSC Boulder World Cup 2017. Hosted in Nanjing, China, competitors battled hot and humid conditions as well as a set of tricky blocs. Find out all the details here.

Youth Climbing Series 2017 - Grand Final

Sat, 29/04/2017 - 20:11
The final of the Youth Climbing Series 2017 took place on Saturday 29 April 2017 at Edinburgh Indoor Climbing Arena.

This Girl Can…. Climb Outdoors

Fri, 28/04/2017 - 01:00
You’ve started climbing indoors, but you’re not sure you’ve got the skills for outdoors yet, you might not know anyone who climbs outdoors, and you’re certain you don’t have all the equipment you need. The BMC have teamed up with This Girl Can to run some Ready to Rock Women's beginner sessions.

Scottish Youth Bouldering Championships 2017

Thu, 27/04/2017 - 01:00
Scottish Youth Bouldering Championships 2017 is almost upon us! The competition is open to everyone and it’s always draws a strong crowd of climbers from across the UK and Ireland to compete.

Piolet d'Or number four: Paul Ramsden interview

Thu, 27/04/2017 - 01:00
Piolet d'Ors are the most sought-after awards in mountaineering. Yorkshireman Paul Ramsden has just received his fourth, yet we know very little about him. It's always his climbing partners and fellow trophy-winners who appear in the climbing press. Sarah Stirling tracks him down to find out his opinions on his latest award-winning route, sponsored climbers and the media spotlight.

Volunteers sought for BMC Governance Review

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 15:47
Volunteers are sought to take part in a BMC Governance Review. The review aims to update the constitution of the BMC to ensure that it is ready to meet any future challenges.

Bombshell at BMC AGM

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 12:56
At 11am on Saturday 22 April, the sun beat down on the Welsh mountains, yet it was standing room only in the large lecture room at Plas y Brenin. The promise of a BMC AGM does not normally draw in the crowds – especially on a bluebird day – but this was no normal year.

This Girl Can Climb: Meet the Phenomenal Women

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 01:00
We recently held a photo-shoot for the This Girl Can Climb campaign at Manchester Climbing Centre. We'd like to introduce you to the phenomenal women that we met, over the next few months we'll be finding out more about our This Girl Can climbers and sharing their stories with you.

Silver for Shauna in second round of Bouldering World Cup

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 13:32
In Round 2 of the Bouldering World Cup series, hosted by China and held in the City of Chongqing last weekend, Shauna Coxsey claimed another podium place for Team GB. Leah Crane reports on how she and the rest of the team got on.