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Sir Chris Bonington calls for injection of idealism into National Parks

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 12:28
With the end of the ambitious £150,000 Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding drive approaching, Sir Chris Bonington has described National Parks as an “essential part of who we are” and called for us all to take responsibility for looking after them.

The Final Push: Last chance to donate to Mend Our Mountains on Crowdfunder

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 16:50
We’ve raised over £80,000 in the last five weeks, and with donations surging we are getting closer to our big target of £150,000. But there’s less than four days left. Why should you donate to Mend Our Mountains? Let’s find out.

Next steps after the AGM 2018: Organisational Development Group Update

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 16:55
An update on the progress of the Organisational Development Group (ODG) following the BMC AGM 2018.

Kendal Mountain Festival: our top 5 picks

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 15:45
Kendal Mountain Festival is fast approaching. To help you make the weekend count, we've put together our top five picks. All currently have tickets still available, but don't wait too long...

Student Clubs

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 01:00
Welcome to the home page for information and guidance for student climbing, walking and mountaineering clubs.

Your votes needed: help a Mend Our Mountains project win €30,000 with just three clicks

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 18:34
Three Mend Our Mountains-supported projects are part of a public vote to win €30,000. Please spare a few seconds to vote for your favourite.

Special Sandstone Open Meeting – Isolated Buttress access outcome

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:34
A special Sandstone Open Meeting was held on Sunday 7th October to discuss future access to the Isolated Buttress at Harrison's Rocks.

What's so special about Exmoor?

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:57
What's it like working for a National Park? Dave Huxtable, a Centre Manager for Exmoor National Park says: "Anyone with a passion for educating people about our environment, for being surrounded by some incredible, remote and beautiful landscape could not go wrong working for a National Park." He also explains what Exmoor needs in terms of restoration, and how trials of a clever soil inversion technique are going.

Help us mend the Lake District

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 17:09
Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak, is an iconic and much-loved mountain with a poignant anniversary this year - it was gifted to the National Trust 100 years ago after the end of the First World War, making it a special summit on which to remember fallen heroes. The sheer numbers of visitors, along with severe weather events, are now causing massive erosion problems. As the path grows wider, soil washes away and the fragile mountain habitat is damaged. Here's how you can help.

Selection for the GB National Development Squad 2019

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 01:00
The GB National Development Squad was established in 2017 providing a pathway for talented young climbers to bridge the gap between national competition and international competition.

Report: British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships 2018

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 15:03
Another weekend of amazing action saw strong climbers from all over the country gathered at EICA Ratho in order to battle it out and claim the title of British Lead Climbing Champion and British Speed Climbing Champion.

BMC TV Breakfast Club: this time it’s scrambled

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 14:46
The word is out. BMC TV Breakfast Club is the hottest ticket at Kendal Mountain Festival. It’s almost sold out – and we haven’t even started advertising it. So don’t miss out on this eggscellent Sunday morning mash-up of Niall Grimes, BMC TV films, personalities and star climbers.

BMC Youth Climbing Series 2019

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 01:00
The BMC Youth Climbing Series is a climbing competition for young people. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of young climbers nationwide.

Student Clubs Facebook Competition

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 01:00
Student Clubs have a new home on Facebook, and to celebrate we are running a competition!

The Two Moors Way needs your help

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 15:25
A stunning 117-mile walking route links the two great moorlands of south-west England, Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, from coast to coast across the County of Devon. It's called the Two Moors Way. Sue Viccars, author of the Two Moors Way guidebook, explains why it needs your help.

BMC Peak youth climbing meet 2019

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 12:31
Join one of the BMC and DMM's youth climbing meets in 2019, a weekend of classic climbs, good socials, and an evening lecture on the Saturday night. The first one for 2019 will be based at Froggatt in the Peak District on the 23rd & 24th March.

Brit Rock: back and blazing

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 11:43
The Brit Rock Film Tour is back, and this time it’s on fire. This home-grown film tour – supported by BMC TV – has all the best new climbing films from the UK’s top adventure filmmakers.

Climbers and National Trust work together to re-vitalise Brimham Rocks

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 17:11
BMC volunteer and uber-keen Yorkshire climber Paul Clarke recently raised the issue of trees encroaching on a number of buttresses and boulders at Brimham Rocks with the BMC access team. Thanks to his great local knowledge and enthusiasm, not to mention invaluable help from the National Trust ranger team who manage the site, a climber's work day took place last weekend to open up some of the climbing areas. Paul reports below on what happened on the (very successful!) day...

Sea-cliff secrets: discover the new BMC TV series

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 14:48
Are you ready for sea-cliff climbing adventures? Check out the new five-part BMC TV skills series to discover the skills and techniques that you'll need for this new environment.

The brothers volunteering to restore the South Downs

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 12:55
Retired half brothers Terry Doyle and Peter Horton are both volunteer rangers in the South Downs National Park. Terry explains what is particularly special about the park and why it needs our help - in this region the Mend our Mountains funding will repair sections of path along the South Downs Way.