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Kamala Sen wins the first ever Rehan Siddiqui Award

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 01:00
The BMC is proud to announce the opening of the Rehan Siddiqui Award for Exceptional Voluntary Contribution towards promoting Equality and Diversity in the BMC. After years of volunteering, there's finally an award worthy of being presented to the winner: Kamala Sen.

Notes from the BMC Board June meeting

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 17:12
Notes from the recent meeting of the BMC Board. The first of the new style briefings to our members from the BMC Board from interim chair, Simon McCalla. These aim to let BMC members know the key themes discussed at each Board meeting and any important decisions that can be made public. Please note, these are not a replacement for more detailed minutes.

The George Band Award

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 01:00
The George Band Award for Exceptional Voluntary Contribution to Mountaineering recognises people who have played a significant role in the BMC’s work over an extended period of time.

Historic AGM sees new constitution and Lynn Robinson become first female BMC president

Sat, 16/06/2018 - 20:44
A groundbreaking AGM sees new constitution adopted and Lynn Robinson become the BMC’s first-ever female president.

Club together now: how climbing, walking and mountaineering clubs can help Mend Our Mountains

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 17:54
We’re inviting BMC-affiliated Clubs to get involved and organise fundraisers to help boost our flagship campaign while promoting the positive benefits of club membership.

Edward and his Mum versus the Old Man of Hoy

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 01:00
Edward Mills, an eight-year-old from the Caithness in the Scottish Highlands, became the youngest person to climb the Old Man of Hoy on Friday last week, raising nearly £30,000 in the process for Climbers Against Cancer.

Steve McClure: 5 reasons you should have your say in the upcoming BMC vote

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 01:00
Steve McClure argues that it makes sense for the whole climbing, mountaineering and hillwalking community to speak with one clear voice for greater influence. That's why he will be voting Option A in the upcoming BMC AGM. If you haven't voted yet, then make sure you have your say.

BMC British Bouldering Championships 2018

Tue, 12/06/2018 - 01:00
The countdown has begun towards the best outdoor bouldering competition in the UK calendar!

Comparison of Options A, B by Rod Gallagher

Mon, 11/06/2018 - 15:53
BMC member Rodney Gallagher gives his comparison of Option A and Option B.

Welsh Climbing Championships: Results

Mon, 11/06/2018 - 10:39
The Welsh Climbing Championships 2018 took place on Saturday 9 June at Rock UK Summit Centre. An awesome day was had with epic battles throughout from around 160 young climbers in six different age categories all competing to be crowned the champion!

Nick Bullock: Calling a spade a spade and which way I'm voting in the BMC AGM

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 01:00
Mountaineer and author Nick Bullock explains why he’s helping to build a better BMC by voting for our new constitution.

11 BMC things funded by Sport England

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 01:00
What's Sport England ever done for you? We realised that a number of our members raised questions about what we really need Sport England funding for and we wanted to let them know. Here's 11 BMC related work programmes, job roles, courses, and more, that are currently run with the support of funding from Sport England.

Andy Say - an Ordinary Member: Why I’m supporting Option B

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 15:42
BMC member Andy Say explains why he's choosing Option B when voting for our new constitution.

Hazel Findlay: Let's vote for positive change so the BMC can move with the times

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:41
Climber Hazel Findlay explains why she’s helping to build a better BMC by voting for our new constitution.

Mary-Ann Ochta: what does the BMC mean to you?

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:17
Globe-trotting archaeologist turned adventurer Mary-Ann Ochota explains why it's important to vote in the upcoming BMC AGM.

HarroWall become the fifth National Performance Centre

Tue, 05/06/2018 - 17:27
The BMC are happy to announce that HarroWall becomes the first National Performance Centre to be located in London, and the fifth overall to be granted the title in England.

John Cousins: I’m voting Option A to ensure Mountain Training and the BMC work together for us all

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 15:24
John Cousins, the Chief Executive of Mountain Training UK, explains why he's voting Option A in the upcoming BMC AGM - and why your vote can really make a difference.

Chris Townsend: Option A ensures everyone has a voice

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 01:00
Long-distance walker Chris Townsend explains why he’s helping to build a better BMC by voting for our new constitution.

The best 4000m peaks in Switzerland for beginners

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 01:00
What's the best 4000m peak in the Alps for beginners? We asked five British Mountain Guides who are based in the Alps this question - Tim Blakemore, Jon Bracey, Matt Helliker, Andy Perkins and Tania Noakes. All of them picked a peak in Switzerland - testament to the concentration of excellent peaks of that altitude there.

Six BMC ex-Presidents, two Patrons and one 9b climber collectively champion Option A

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 16:09
This year’s BMC AGM is more important than ever, as we’re asking our members to vote in a new constitution from two options. And now, five BMC ex-Presidents, two Patrons and one 9b climber have come together to collectively support Option A.