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BMC AGM web article: Bob Pettigrew replies

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

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

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

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.

Harrison’s Rocks: debating bridge access

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 17:05
Should a bridge be built to access the Isolated Buttress? We attempt to summarise the wide-range of views for and against a bridge before it’s discussed at the Sandstone Open Meeting on 8 October.

BMC Organisational Review Group Newsletter: September 2017

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 12:16
The September newsletter from the independent BMC Organisational Review Group, featuring the timeline for publication of the finished report and the winners of the survey prize-draw!

The Access Management Group

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 01:00
The BMC's Access & Conservation work is co-ordinated by the Access Management Group (AMG), made up of highly qualified and experienced volunteers with particular areas of expertise.

ACT projects

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 01:00
ACT funds a wide range of projects encompassing policy-related work, literature production and large-scale environmental projects. We also fund sustainable transport initiatives and provides high quality access and conservation information to the public.

5 medals for GB Paraclimbing Team, Hannah Slaney makes first senior World Cup finals

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 15:35
With multiple semi-finalists and a number of podiums, there were incredible performances in front of home crowds from both the GB Climbing and Paraclimbing Teams at the IFSC senior World Cup and Paraclimbing Cup in Edinburgh. This amazing sold-out event saw Hannah Slaney make her first senior finals, while the Paraclimbers stormed the podiums by winning five medals.

Only two 8,000ers left for Carlos Soria legendary Spanish mountaineer

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 13:03
At the tender age of 78, legendary Spanish mountaineer Carlos Soria is off to Nepal for his second attempt this year on Dhaulagiri. If he succeeds, it will be his 13th 8,000er, with only Shishapangma left to bag before taking the title of the oldest climber to join the 8,000 Club. We got Jules Stewart to catch Carlos for an interview.

Wanted! Volunteers for the technical committee

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 01:00
Do you have some spare time and energy on your hands? Do you want to give something back to the climbing and walking community? If the answer is yes, then the BMC needs you!

Whillans Hut available at short notice

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 01:00
The iconic Don Whillans Hut at the Roaches has spaces available at short notice for a weekend booking. Book now to spend a weekend at this unique location!

First senior IFSC World Cup in 14 years on British soil

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 18:13
International rock-stars are set to descend on Scotland as Edinburgh plays host to the first senior IFSC World Cup since 2003. With some top local contenders – such as Edinburgh resident Will Bosi – and all our psyched athletes at the Paraclimbing Cup too, there’s ample to get excited about this weekend.

Down with animal cruelty: The no fluff story

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 11:22
Is wearing down set to become as controversial as wearing animal fur? As animal welfare charity PETA campaigns for it to be banned, Sarah Stirling finds out the facts behind the feathers.

Online climbing gear: are you buying safe equipment?

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 01:00
It's becoming common to shop online rather than take time out from our busy lives to physically visit a shop. The convenience, range of choice, and often better prices, make buying online incredibly attractive. But don't be caught out: there are some nasty surprises awaiting the unwary!

First timers: the Schools Climbing Festival in the North West

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 01:00
Do you remember your first climbing experience? Almost 200 young people from across the Fylde Coast got their first taste of climbing at a festival held at Blackpool Sixth Form College.

Vincent ‘Vin’ Machin (1931-2017)

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 15:39
The BMC is sad to announce the death of honorary member Vin Machin, who passed away on 6 September, aged 85.

How to bag the Wainwrights: a beginner's guide

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 16:27
It's no easy feat, but with a little advice, organisation, knowledge and determination, climbing The Wainwright Fells is doable for almost anyone. Whether hills, peaks, or mountains are your bag, this beginner-friendly guide from Jamie Knop aims to teach you about the fells and how to plan for and complete them.

Mend Our Mountains supporter climbs every summit in England and Wales

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 14:34
An epic mission to climb every mountain in England and Wales has seen an adventurer walk over 1,000 miles, ascend the height of Everest five times over, and wild camp in the hills more than 50 times.

British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships 2017

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 01:00
Britain's premier lead climbing competition takes place at Awesome Walls, Sheffield on 7-8 October, alongside the British Speed Climbing Championships and a round of the IFSC Paraclimbing Cup.