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BMC AGM 17: It's time to make your voice heard

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 09:46
We need your help. Now is the time to make your voice heard: use your vote in our Annual Meeting.

Get ready for your mountain challenge event

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 16:01
Want to take part in a mountain challenge event and respect the environment? Whether you're taking part or organising an event, check out our new booklet which provides practical advice on organising and minimising the impact of challenge events.

BMC AGM 17: how you can vote

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 00:00
Want to vote but can’t attend our AGM? You need to use your proxy voting card. Find out what that is and how you can use it. Here are three easy ways you can make your membership count.

Climb like a beast in the new kids' tees

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 16:44
Clothe the beast! For the first time ever, we're creating a range of BMC clothing designs in children’s sizes to complement our popular tee designs in adult sizes. See the new line designed by the talented Tessa Lyons here.

2017 #BeAGameChanger Awards

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 10:44
Amazing news! The BMC has been shortlisted for National Governing Body (NGB) of the Year at the Women's Sports Trust 2017 #BeAGameChanger awards.

BMC AGM 17: What's the issue?

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 00:00
Every year the BMC has an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to help decide how the BMC is run. This year is different as a group of people have proposed a vote of no confidence in our voluntary board of directors. Find out what this means and how you can have your say.

BMC AGM 17: How to come to the AGM

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 00:00
Want to visit the AGM? Join us in the heart of beautiful Snowdonia for the BMC’s annual gathering. The 2017 BMC AGM is taking place on Saturday 22 April at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales. And it's not just the AGM: there are plenty of activites and dinner too.

Incredible comeback for Hazel Findlay

Fri, 17/03/2017 - 00:00
BMC ambassador Hazel Findlay has suffered with shoulder injury for seven years. Despite this, in 2014, she became the first British female to climb an 8c sport route, but it made her shoulder worse. Three years of pain, surgery, and rehab later, Hazel has just climbed another 8c. Sarah Stirling finds out the process behind such an epic recovery.

Gold and Silver for The Bothy Project at ShAFF

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 11:56
Two whole awards at ShAFF for The Bothy Project, BMC TV's recent production with film maker Jen Randall of Light Shed Pictures and supported by Lowe Alpine. And BMC TV's Cape Wrath Ultra film won another! What did they win and why? Find out below.

VauxSquad Selection event - Sunday 26th March

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 11:16
VauxWall is running a VauxSquad Selection event on Sunday 26th March to decide their new team starting in April 2017. They will be selecting 12 members between the ages of 10-18 to be a part of the Scarpa VauxSquad Team for the 2017 period.

Don’t miss: 2017 Arc’teryx Alpine Academy

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 11:14
Dreaming of lofty heights? Got alpine ambitions this summer? Give your season a head start at the 2017 Arc’teryx Alpine Academy. Alex Messenger finds out more.

The mountain weather forecaster: “I think it’s important to regularly experience what you write.”

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 00:00
Mountain weather wizard Geoff Monk tells us what goes into the forecasts that outdoor enthusiasts all over Britain rely upon: the Mountain Weather Information Service.

CWIF 2017 LIVE: Watch your favourite rockstars this weekend

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 16:00
Kicking off the competition season is the Rab Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF) 2017 with an all-star cast and one of its strongest line-ups ever assembled, all ready to rock on 18 and 19 March. Find out how to watch all the action from the Semi-Finals and Finals on the livestream.

BMC AGM 17: Essential information and documents

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 14:15
The 2017 BMC AGM will be held on Saturday 22 April, at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales. Read on for the essential information and documents.

Sheffielders: have your say on the next Mend Our Mountains campaign this weekend

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 17:59
The BMC is inviting the passionate outdoor people of Sheffield (and beyond) to glimpse our plans and give us your ideas for a ‘sequel’ to Mend Our Mountains, our crowdfunding drive that raised more than £100,000 for mountain paths last year.

Ape Index: Hard Grit Live

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:49
It seems incredible that the all-time classic climbing film, Hard Grit, is almost twenty years old this year. And in a spirit of milking the past for all it's worth, some of the people behind the film are getting together for a once-in-a-lifetime live event in Sheffield to remember the fun and spirit that went into the film, and the climbs that it spawned. April 1st – this ain’t no joke.

2020 Olympic Games and 2018 Youth Olympic Games format

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 00:04
Hosted by Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) and the Fédération Québécoise de Montagne et d’Escalade (FQME), this year’s IFSC Plenary Assembly meeting brought together about 100 delegates representing 41 National Federations to prepare for 2017 and discuss key topics for our sport.

BMC AGM 17: President's statement

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 00:00
The BMC can confirm that our AGM on 22 April 2017 will include an agenda item from Bob Pettigrew and others calling for a vote of no confidence in the Executive Committee of the BMC (the Board of Directors). The BMC strongly refutes this motion.

2018 Development Squad selection information

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 00:00
Any young climbers wishing to join the 2018 Development Squad should pencil the first weekend of December into their diary.

Improve your moves with Emma Twyford: BMC Climbing Movement Masterclasses

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 00:00
Are your laybacks found lacking? Or perhaps your footwork's faltering? Give your climbing a spring clean with Emma Twyford on a BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass. Nationwide March 2017.