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Mark Vallance: 1944-2018

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 11:43
Former BMC President and founder of Wild Country, Mark Vallance passed away on 19 April following a period of illness suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

Volunteers wanted: be part of a spectacular night-time adventure to support Mend Our Mountains

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 01:00
Hundreds of volunteers are needed to ‘light up’ the Peak District’s Great Ridge, joining TV presenter Julia Bradbury to create a spectacular show of support for Mend Our Mountains. Here’s how you can be one of them.

Starting now: the 2018 IFSC World Cup Season

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 16:43
The 2018 IFSC World Cup competition climbing season is starting this Friday 13 April in Meiringen, Switzerland, and we’re psyched to watch! Last year, BMC ambassador Shauna Coxsey returned from injury to defend her title. Can she do it again? Find out how to watch the livestreams here.

Notification of resolutions and nominations for the BMC AGM 2018

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 15:45
The 2018 BMC AGM is taking place at 1.00 pm on Saturday 16 June at the Castle Green Hotel, Castle Green Lane, Kendal, LA9 6RG. Read on to find out how to submit a resolution or make a nomination.

Get out there and raise money for Mend Our Mountains

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 16:49
Do you want to take on a challenge and raise money for Mend Our Mountains at the same time? Download our new fundraising pack to help you on your way.

Latest online news from Wales: April 2018

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 13:53
The April 2018 issue of the BMC Cymru Wales Newsletter is now online, keeping you informed about what’s happening in Wales, including details of the next round of area meetings.

Access advice: 5 steps to parking karma

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 01:00
We’ve all been there. Running late, you’re one of the last to get to the crag. It’s rammed, but there’s just one parking space left. Well, it looks like a space, and that gate hardly looks used. Read on for part one of our Respect The Rock series.

BMC Organisational Review: next steps

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 01:00
The Organisational Review is reaching a crucial phase and the BMC is now seeking feedback on the proposals to go to the AGM on 16 June; the proposals will be discussed at the forthcoming (11-19 April) round of Area Meetings and include some extremely important issues to the future of the BMC.

Latest online news from the Peak Area: April 2018

Thu, 05/04/2018 - 12:42
The April 2018 issue of the BMC Peak Area Newsletter is now online, keeping you informed about what’s happening in the region, including details of the next BMC Peak Area Meeting.

Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut AGM 2018

Thu, 05/04/2018 - 01:00
The 2018 AGM for the management committee of the Alex MacIntyre Memorial hut is due on Saturday 14th April.

Club snippets

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 01:00
Want a quick check on the latest club news? Find it here.

Access news: BMC launches new RAD app

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 01:00
Just launched: a shiny new RAD app that's much more functional than previous versions and works across iOS and Android devices. New features like navigation to parking, massively improved searches and weather/tidal information should make it your new best friend. Oh and did we mention it's free to download? Here's the full story...

Organising BMC Events

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 01:00
Considering organising a BMC Event? You've come to the right place. The information you need is set out below and starts with Event Approval.

Magical makeovers coming to BMC crags

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 01:00
With the explosion in participation of climbing and the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the BMC has announced a plan to make its crags more accessible to all. These improvements will be rolled out over the coming year, and will be designed to make the experience of outdoor crags feel more like you’re climbing indoors. Read on for a rundown of these changes.

Celebrate Tremfest 2018: the climbing, gardening festival

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 09:58
It's back! Yes, once again it's time for the jamboree that is TremFest 2018. This festival is your chance to give something back to the crags you derive so much enjoyment from, when work and play combine to celebrate all that is good about Tremadog – 21-22 April, put it in your diary!

Climbing Centres: Become a Supporter of British Competition Climbing

Tue, 27/03/2018 - 12:34
Exciting times: popularity and participation of indoor climbing is booming, marching hand-in-chalk-bag with the exponential growth of climbing walls across the UK. These factors, in turn, are fuelling the number of people watching British Competition Climbing, which will undoubtedly receive a further fantastic boost in the run up to seeing climbing enter the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

Unlimited flights for £99: book your rock climbing travel insurance now!

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 01:00
It’s time to fly! This spring, annual BMC Rock Insurance is just £99. Get our best deal on rock climbing travel insurance until 13 May 2018.

The Hazel Findlay Master Mind Tour

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 01:00
Fear of falling holding you back? Do you want to try climbing hard but the thought of failure stops you before even trying? Master your mind with coaching from Hazel Findlay and you'll take the first step towards realising your climbing dreams.

Courses, workshops and lectures with the BMC in 2018

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 01:00
There are a range of courses, lectures, workshops and training opportunities that the BMC organises to bring the best value possible to its members.

Building recognition for BMC volunteers: Lynn Robinson's new strategy

Thu, 22/03/2018 - 15:29
Volunteers are integral to many facets of the BMC, and we are exceptionally grateful for the hard work and generous amounts of time they donate. One incredible volunteer has recognised that the BMC needs to give more back to volunteers and has created an astounding strategy to accomplish this. Let’s find out from Lynn Robinson, BMC vice president and rock-star volunteer, what she’s come up with.