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YCS 2019: Round 3 Start Times

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 15:23
We hope you’re all looking forward to the third round of the Youth Climbing Series 2019 on Saturday 2 March. The format for the boulder round is three hours, ten problems and five attempts per problem. You can find the start times for your region below.

Join the 2019 Paraclimbing Team

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 14:22
Are you interested in joining the Paraclimbing Team for 2019? Then don't miss the open selection event taking place on Saturday 9 March at The Quay Climbing Centre.

2019 BMC Volunteer Award recipients

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 11:44
The 2019 Recipients of the BMC Volunteer Awards have been announced.

Report: Welsh Climbing Championships 2019

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 11:48
An army of welsh warriors gathered this weekend to see who would be crowned the Welsh Climbing Champion of 2019. It sounds grim, but in reality it was an epic weekend of friendly competition, with lots of smiles and support from all involved. Read the report to find out the results.

Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry die on Ben Hope

Thu, 07/02/2019 - 14:14
Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry, two highly experienced climbers, have died in a fall on Ben Hope.

Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut AGM

Wed, 06/02/2019 - 17:43
The 2019 AGM for the management committee of the Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut will be held on Saturday 13th April 2019.

BMC AGM weekend 2019

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 00:00
The BMC AGM 2019 is heading to Buxton. Join the BMC President Lynn Robinson for the annual Presidents dinner and Volunteer Awards on Saturday night, and then have your vote on the running of the BMC on Sunday.

Tickets Go On Sale for Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2019

Mon, 04/02/2019 - 15:21
This year ShAFF 2019 coincides with our 75th anniversary, and we are inviting festival-goers to join the celebrations with special discounted tickets available to BMC members!

Snowdonia's hills are open - as long as you’re well prepared

Fri, 01/02/2019 - 14:12
This week, the Snowdonia National Park Authority called for mountaineers to ‘stay away’ from Snowdonia due to winter conditions. The BMC would like to clarify that the responsibility for decisions around what a mountaineer does in the mountain environment lies with the individual themselves.

Club snippets

Fri, 01/02/2019 - 00:00
Want a quick check on the latest club news? Find it here.

Access successes in South West

Thu, 31/01/2019 - 17:24
From Lundy to Cheddar, Wintour's Leap to Ebbor Gorge, our access team have been working hard in the South West recently. A number of issues have been resolved, check out this access update for all the details.

Advance notice of the BMC AGM 2019

Tue, 29/01/2019 - 14:55
The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the British Mountaineering Council is taking place on Sunday 31 March 2019 at the Devonshire Dome in Buxton.

How to train novice members in your club, winter skills

Tue, 29/01/2019 - 00:00
Only one place remaining... It's not too early to start thinking about winter! This popular training event will be returning on 9-10 February 2019 to offer training and support to experienced club members when taking novice club members out in winter conditions.

Jasmin Paris smashes the Spine Race and Spine record while still breastfeeding

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 09:00
Just 10 days ago, Jasmin Paris became the first woman to win the Spine Race, and also smashed the winter record for the route by around 12 hours. This non-stop, unsupported trail ultramarathon is one of the world's toughest. Even more impressively, Jasmin is still breastfeeding and was expressing milk at checkpoints. Sarah Stirling asks her a few questions about the race; also about running while pregnant and as a mother.

YCS 2019: Round 2 Start Times

Tue, 22/01/2019 - 16:17
We hope you’re all looking forward to Round 2 of the Youth Climbing Series 2019 this Saturday 26 January.

Rock climb outdoors with the Castle Mountaineering Club

Tue, 22/01/2019 - 00:00
Go rock climbing outdoors with the Castle Mountaineering Club in the Peak District this year in April or May. Meet fellow climbers, find out more about the Club, and learn how to progress from indoors to outdoors.

BMC Board of Directors: January 2019 meeting summary

Mon, 21/01/2019 - 14:19
The main matters discussed by the BMC Board of Directors during its January 2019 meeting.

Organisational Development Group update: January 2019

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 16:06
The BMC’s work assessing and implementing the recommendations of the 2017/18 Organisational Review is in full swing led by a team of dedicated volunteers.

Instructor support for BMC clubs

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 12:39
New support programme for members of BMC affiliated clubs. Get skilled up with an instructor from Plas y Brenin at a reduced rate!

Edinburgh to host IFSC European Climbing Championships

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 13:54
Edinburgh is set to host the International Federation of Sport Climbing’s (IFSC) European Championships 2019 for lead and speed after being awarded the Championships by the international governing body.