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Montane becomes BMC’s new recommended clothing and pack partner

BMC News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 14:54
BMC members can now access exclusive discounts on Montane clothing and equipment, after Montane becomes the BMC’s new recommended clothing and pack partner.

Molly makes IFSC Lead finals again despite torrid conditions

BMC News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 13:19
The last round of the IFSC World Cup tour in China battled crazy weather in Xiamen, where Molly Thompson-Smith – the only GB Climbing Team athlete competing – showed that her incredible form this season is here to stay.

Growth Plate Stress Fractures in Teenage Climbers

BMC News - Thu, 12/10/2017 - 16:34
A guide for parents, coaches, GPs and hand surgeons

Ken's legacy lives on: Hard Rock the film goes public

BMC News - Thu, 12/10/2017 - 01:00
Now free to watch online: BMC TV teamed up with Hot Aches Productions and created a film to celebrate the life of Ken Wilson and his uber-classic Hard Rock book. Here's how you can watch it.

Now even cheaper: Hard Rock tees and hoodies

BMC News - Thu, 12/10/2017 - 01:00
To celebrate the public launch of BMC TV's Hard Rock film, the clothing is now even cheaper to buy! BMC members can get a tee for a rock-bottom price of £8 or a hoody for a bargain £15 from the BMC Shop. Climb the routes, then wear your tick list with pride.

British Women Climb: the new exhibition from MHT

BMC News - Wed, 11/10/2017 - 12:47
British Women Climb, the Mountain Heritage Trust’s new exhibition, opened at the Keswick Museum last month. Available to view until 16 September 2018, the installation celebrates the significant achievements of female climbers from the past 200 years.

How to climb Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe

BMC News - Wed, 11/10/2017 - 01:00
Two British mountain instructors and expedition leaders explain the best way to tackle Elbrus, the highest tick in Europe, and one of the coveted seven summits. Jon Gupta takes the standard South Route while Rebecca Coles talks us through the lesser-trodden North Route.

British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships and Paraclimbing Cup results

BMC News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 01:00
This weekend, Awesome Walls in Sheffield hosted three major events: the British Lead and Speed Championships and an international field of Paraclimbers. With 200 lead athletes, 170 speed athletes and 50 paraclimbers, it was a fantastic weekend of competition climbing.

5th in IFSC Lead finals for Molly Thompson-Smith

BMC News - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 16:26
The IFSC World Cup season continued last weekend in Wujiang, China, where Molly Thompson-Smith was the only GB Climbing Team athlete to make the journey and forgo participating in the British Lead Climbing Championships. Despite flying solo and nearly losing her checked baggage, Molly performed brilliantly to make finals and take 5th place: her highest ever finish in an IFSC World Cup.

Volunteers needed: Roaches crag cleanup

BMC News - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 12:59
The iconic landscape of the Roaches, beloved by walkers and climbers alike needs some help this autumn and you can get involved.

British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships and Paraclimbing Cup

BMC News - Sat, 07/10/2017 - 17:41
Sheffield Climbing Centre is hosting three major events over this weekend.

British Lead & Speed Climbing Championships & IFSC Paracup this weekend!

BMC News - Thu, 05/10/2017 - 11:58
An amazing weekend of competition climbing is ahead of us at Awesome Walls Sheffield with the British Lead & Speed Climbing Championships where almost 200 competitors have signed up. We also have an IFSC Paraclimbing Cup with over 60 athletes from around the globe coming to compete alongside the BLCC climbers!

Autumn Rocks! Book your BMC travel insurance now

BMC News - Thu, 05/10/2017 - 01:00
We love autumn 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.

BMC TV Breakfast Club: bigger, better, bolder

BMC News - Wed, 04/10/2017 - 16:46
Join us at Kendal Mountain Festival for another Sunday morning of mayhem. This year, Breakfast Club has moved to the main cinema screen in the Brewery Cinema, where we’re letting Niall Grimes off the leash and setting him loose on all our latest BMC TV films, personalities and star ambassador climbers.

The Hub: new GB Climbing Team Bouldering Wall

BMC News - Tue, 03/10/2017 - 15:47
The future is looking strong for the GB Climbing Team, as a new dedicated training wall is launched in Manchester.

The Real3Peaks Challenge: 5 years old

BMC News - Tue, 03/10/2017 - 15:42
The Real3Peaks Challenge, an event that has removed 1.8 tonnes of litter from popular peaks after the busy summer period, is turning five years old on Saturday 7 October and growing much bigger too! This year, alongside the 'Big 3' peaks, seven additional areas will get deep cleaned too. Find out how to join us and help.

BMC AGM web article: Bob Pettigrew replies

BMC News - Mon, 02/10/2017 - 01:00
The BMC published a web article on 26/04/2017 reporting on the BMC AGM. Further to the web article, we have had representations from Bob Pettigrew who has demanded his right to reply.

Nominate a BMC volunteer for the George Band Award 2018

BMC News - Mon, 02/10/2017 - 01:00
It's nomination time for the George Band Award for Exceptional Voluntary Contribution to Mountaineering. The aim of the award is to recognise people who have made a significant voluntary contribution to the BMC’s work over an extended period of time.

Hut seminar 2017: postponed until next year

BMC News - Fri, 29/09/2017 - 01:00
The BMC hut seminar, scheduled to be held on Saturday 7th October 2017 at the BMC office in Manchester has been postponed. This free event is open to members of BMC affiliated clubs.

Run a successful freshers' climbing meet: the 5 step plan

BMC News - Fri, 29/09/2017 - 01:00
Running a student climbing club is fraught with complications, like making sure your ‘fresher meet’ is alcohol free! Introducing people to climbing can be incredibly rewarding, but there are a number of pitfalls to avoid – here’s our how to guide for running a successful student climbing club meet.

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