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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The final of the Youth Climbing Series 2017 took place on Saturday 29 April 2017 at Edinburgh Indoor Climbing Arena.