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Free to watch: The Bothy Project

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 01:00
Awesome news: yet another award-winning BMC TV film is going public. If you haven't seen it yet, The Bothy Project is now free to watch. Find out how here.

The George Band Award

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 01:00
The George Band Award for Exceptional Voluntary Contribution to Mountaineering recognises people who have played a significant role in the BMC’s work over an extended period of time.

Mountains of inspirational books for World Book Day

Sun, 23/04/2017 - 01:00
Celebrate World Book Day on 23 April with one of our inspirational tomes. Get psyched to climb around the world, be inspired by the story of the first female British guide, marvel at amazing photos of the great outdoors; there's something for everyone to enjoy in our collection of books. Buy one now from the BMC Shop.

Livestreams are back! IFSC Boulder World Cup 2017 heads to China

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 15:24
The IFSC World Cup will embark on its tour of Asia this weekend, which has fast become a staple of the series. Athletes will be showcasing their strength and speed, with Round Two of the Boulder World Cup and the premier Speed climbing event to take place in Chongqing, the first of two events in China. Find out how to watch the livestreams here.

Crowds, crowdfunding and a 1,000 mile trail: BMC Yorkshire Area to hold hill walking special meeting

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 16:52
The increasing crowdedness of parts of the Yorkshire Dales, a new 1,000 mile trail through England and France, and the BMC’s big plans for the future of initiatives like Mend Our Mountains will be discussed at a hill walking-themed special meeting of the BMC’s Yorkshire Area next Monday.

National Trust boss to talk at Kinder Scout anniversary event this weekend

Wed, 19/04/2017 - 18:25
It holds a special place in the hearts of countless urban escapees, but the iconic Peak District plateau is changing. The sweeping restoration of Kinder Scout will be the focus of a talk National Trust boss Dame Helen Ghosh this Saturday at a public event marking the 85th anniversary of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass.

Meet Latin America's first female Mountain Guide

Fri, 14/04/2017 - 01:00
Juliana García has just become the first female in Latin America to become an UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide. The certification allows her to guide anywhere in the world. Here she talks about changing paradigms and how she got here.

The Mountain Man: Colin Prior

Thu, 13/04/2017 - 15:23
This Easter Monday, watch the new documentary of one of the world’s most acclaimed landscape photographers, Colin Prior, on BBC 2 Scotland.

IFSC livestreams remain free of charge

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 18:06
The united voice of climbers and fans of competitions persuaded the IFSC to leave its livestreams free for all to watch.

Where to smash your sport grade barrier

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 01:00
Dreaming of big numbers this year? We reveal six sizzling holiday rock destinations that will send your grade through the roof. Whether your sight is on 6b or you're aching for 8a, here are Steve McClure's top picks.

Club snippets

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 01:00
Want a quick check on the latest club news? Find it here.

Shauna claims Gold, crushes injury fears

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 13:12
The Queen is back! In a terrific start to the IFSC World Cup season, the unstoppable Shauna Coxsey took gold and proved she’s fully recovered and stronger than ever, while Kokoro Fujii won gold in the men's. Meanwhile, after announcing a surprise subscription deal to watch event livestreams, the IFSC caved to online furore to allow fans to watch the first event for free, but what of the rest of the season?


Mon, 10/04/2017 - 11:23

The ‘snow patch’ expert: “These would be the beginnings of glaciers”

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 01:00
As spring spreads over the hills, many snow-lovers are left wondering what happened to winter. Iain Cameron, whose unusual hobby is monitoring snow patches that survive from one year to the next, looks back on the season and tells us what drives his curious fascination.

Aldery Cliff: Update on vigilante caretaker

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 13:21
Aldery Cliff in the Peak District is one of the eight crags that the BMC owns and manages for climbers. Recently, some substantial cleaning work occurred without BMC permission.

Mend Our Mountains fixes popular footpath in the Brecon Beacons

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 17:48
A kilometre-long stretch of one most heavily eroded footpaths in the heart of the Brecon Beacons has been fixed, thanks to £12,100 of funding from the BMC’s Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding campaign.

Mend Our Mountains fixes popular footpath in the Brecon Beacons

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 17:44
A kilometre-long stretch of one most heavily eroded footpaths in the heart of the Brecon Beacons has been fixed, thanks to £12,100 of funding from the BMC’s Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding campaign.

The Women's Trad Festival 2017

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 13:07
Women's Trad Festival is back for a second year for another awesome weekend of trad climbing in the Peak District. Even if you’re completely new to the sport, everyone’s welcome regardless of age, ability, and gender! Find out more now.

Bouldering is Back! The IFSC 2017 World Cup tour starts in Meiringen

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 01:00
Will Shauna Coxsey come back from injury to retain her crown? Can the Japanese team get even stronger than they already are? This weekend is the start of the 2017 IFSC Boulder World Cup season.

What is the new BMC North York Moors Festival?

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 17:29
A June weekend of frolicking by the sea. Friendly crags, sunny boulders – a national park of wild moorland to explore! Whether you’re operating at Diff or E10, the North York Moors will lay a soothing balm of unparalleled euphoria on your soul.