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ACCESS LAUNCH: Updated version of the Sandstone Code of Practice

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 17:59
A newly updated booklet giving advice on how to minimise your impact whilst climbing on Southern Sandstone has just been launched.

The new all-inclusive BMC Climb tee

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 13:11
Members unite under the new BMC Climb tee! Made with certified 100% organic cotton, it's the perfect t-shirt for every supporter of the BMC.

ACCESS NEWS: issues at Malham, Kilnsey

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 13:32
Malham has been experiencing its usual seasonal surge in popularity over the last few months and we’re now entering the most popular time of year for Kilnsey. Unfortunately, poor parking and thoughtless behaviour by a small number of climbers could result in access problems for everyone.

How to scramble: Top 5 to convert you

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 01:00
Not sure if scrambling is for you? Want to give it a try but don't know where to start? Find out everything you need to know from our top five of the best UK scrambles, become an instant convert, and get all the skills from our videos.

Summer Rocks! Book your bargain BMC travel insurance now

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 01:00
We love summer and we love bargains! So we're giving everyone 15% off all European single-trip rock policies until 31 October 2017. That means 10-day travel insurance for rock climbing costs only £37.

Junior British Bouldering Championships 2017 - results

Sat, 17/06/2017 - 11:54
The Depot Climbing Centre hosted the 2017 Junior British Bouldering Championships on Saturday 17 June 2017

Pembroke: No access to Castlemartin Ranges

Fri, 16/06/2017 - 12:58
Due to a major and very tragic incident involving an Army tank and live ammunition that resulted in the deaths of two army soldiers all public access to both Range East and West in Pembrokeshire is suspended until further notice.

Kilian Jornet climbs Everest twice, but did he set a speed record?

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 01:00
The 29-year-old Catalan mountain runner has just returned from Everest, where he was plagued by surprise 60kph winds and an upset stomach. Despite this, he raced to the summit twice within a week, hoping to set a speed record without using fixed ropes or oxygen. Sarah Stirling interviews to find out how he got on and what his Bob Graham Round plans are.

Meet the people bringing life back to the Peak District moors on a BMC evening walk

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 16:32
The hills at the heart of northern England are gradually changing from barren badlands into healthy and beautiful upland environments. Join Moors for the Future and BMC volunteers for an evening stroll to learn more about how.

Women's Sport Week 2017

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 13:25
We're getting ready for Women's Sport Week 2017. Find out how you can get involved.

Rockfall warning in Cairngorms from MS

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 11:36
Mountaineering Scotland issue a rockfall warning in the Northern Corries of the Cairngorms following an incident to a team on a route known as Fingers Ridge. Read the whole warning and hear the full story below.

Join the BMC's marketing and communications team

Tue, 13/06/2017 - 14:52
Want to work at the BMC? Love our social media, events, Summit magazine, BMC TV and membership, and like working with people as much as the outdoor lifestyle? If this sounds like you, then get in touch: we’re looking for a marketing & events co-ordinator to join the BMC Marketing and Communications team for one year.

10th gold for Shauna Coxsey in IFSC Boulder World Cups

Tue, 13/06/2017 - 13:04
Shauna Coxsey moves further ahead after winning her third gold of the season in the fifth round of the IFSC Boulder World Cup 2017, bringing her grand total across all seasons up to a perfect 10. Hosted in Vail, USA, the GB Climbing Team battled high altitude and soaring temperatures to put in their best performance of the season with all our athletes qualifying for semi-finals.

Steve McClure climbs Rainman: Britain's first 9b

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 17:22
The hardest climb in the UK just got harder. This Sunday, Steve McClure finally climbed his seven-year mega-project at Malham, Rainman, to give the UK its first-ever 9b.

Welsh Lead Climbing Championships - Results

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 16:22
This weekend 175 climbers descended on the Beacon Climbing Centre in North Wales for the Welsh Lead Climbing Championships which for the first time has been run by the BMC.

Anoushé is Ready to Rock

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 01:00
Anoushé has been climbing indoors for a little while now but, until recently, hadn't made that step to climbing outdoors. We caught up with Anoushé after her first outdoors climbing trip to see how it went.

General Election 2017: A comparison of manifestos

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 01:00
As the 2017 general election rapidly approaches on 8th June, we’ve taken a look at the manifestos of the main parties (Conservatives, Labour, LibDems, Green and Plaid Cymru).

Where are they going? The BMC Expedition Grants

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 22:15
The following teams received grant aid from the BMC for expeditions taking place during 2017. Most are still to leave the UK; some are currently in the field, and some have recently returned, though the results of their endeavours are presently unknown. In general, only the designated expedition organiser is named.

Free beer at the BMC Skills Camp in Keswick Mountain Festival

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 17:23
Meet a medley of mountain-loving outdoor-adventure people again at the Keswick Mountain Festival. The BMC is back and we’ll be running skills workshops, films, talks, music and quizzes until the stars come out. What’s more, there’s free beer for BMC members.

BMC Governance Review Group Newsletter: May 2017

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 15:16
On 23 April 2017, the National Council of the BMC proposed the setting up of a committee, with an independent chair, to carry out a review of the structure, aims and governance of the organisation.