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Will Bosi makes Combined finals IFSC Youth World Championships 2017

Mon, 11/09/2017 - 17:53
Two weeks ago, hundreds of young international hopefuls arrived at the IFSC Youth World Championships 2017 in Innsbruck. After 12 days of hard competition, and with multiple semi-finalists and finalists, GB Climbing Team member Will Bosi qualified for the Olympic format Combined finals in an exciting conclusion to this phenomenal event. Read on for the report:

Reach's Annual Climbing Competition - 29th October

Mon, 11/09/2017 - 16:12
The Reach’s annual climbing competition is on Sunday 29th October 2017. The event attracts over 200 competitors each year and is great fun for all ages and abilities. To add to the fun this year, the competition will have a Halloween theme. So dress up scarily to snatch the best dressed prize.

Adam Ondra climbs 9c - how do British climbers measure up?

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 01:00
He's done it. Adam Ondra has climbed 9c. But just how impressive is this step forward in sport climbing? And how do us Brits measure up against the mighty Ondra? Sarah Stirling offers some perspective and gathers some opinions.

Alpine skills: 6 tips for multipitch abseiling

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 01:00
You've completed your climb and you're several pitches above the valley floor.Time to abseil. Mike Margeson provides some valuable tips on how to get down in one piece, and recalls a couple of near misses.

What is the South West Outdoor Festival?

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 16:03
It’s only the second ever South West Outdoor Festival, so what can we expect? Aside from all the usual activities, the BMC will be there too with an army of guest speakers and skilled adventure professionals to host talks, skills sessions, and film showings. Find out more:

Mega medal haul for Japan, USA in Boulder World Youth Championships 2017

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 01:00
Nine medals for Japan and four for USA, together the two powerhouses of bouldering won 13 of the 18 medals on offer. Several from the GB Climbing Team climbed well enough to make semi-finals, and all put on a sterling show in the spotlight against the world’s best youth climbers. Read on for the report.

Latest online news from the Peak Area: September 2017

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:23
The September 2017 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.

Tell us about your volunteer experience

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 01:00
Volunteers are crucial to the BMC, we couldn't survive without volunteers giving their time and support. To ensure we're doing our best and meeting the needs of BMC volunteers we have put together a volunteer survey.

How to use your Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock discount

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 01:00
It’s easy to save the price of your BMC membership and much more with our discount scheme. Get up to 20% off at our recommended retail partners Cotswold Outdoors and Snow+Rock. Find out more below.

Apply now for the 2018 Development Squad

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 01:00
Applications are now open for those young climbers wishing to join the Development Squad in 2018

Molly Thompson-Smith makes IFSC final, takes bronze in the Duel

Thu, 31/08/2017 - 15:48
The fourth round for the IFSC Lead World Cup headed to Arco, Italy, where the GB Climbing Team put on another stellar performance. Molly Thompson-Smith stole the show for us, by making the final of the Lead World Cup, and coming third in the Rock Master Duel event, the exciting finale of the festival.

Worlds biggest climbing competition starts today in Austria!

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 20:11
The 2017 IFSC World Youth Championships started today and with 1172 athletes competing it will be the worlds biggest climbing competition and is being held on the worlds biggest climbing wall in the brand new climbing centre in Innsbruck. A 24 strong team from GB Climbing are taking part.

Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock become BMC’s new recommended retailer partners

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 01:00
BMC members will soon benefit from an exclusive range of benefits, thanks to an exciting new partnership between the BMC and leading outdoor retailers Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock.

Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock become BMC’s new recommended retailer partners

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 01:00
BMC members will soon benefit from an exclusive range of benefits, thanks to an exciting new partnership between the BMC and leading outdoor retailers Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock.

How to: become a Horseshoe Hero

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 16:58
Help support the BMC's rebolting of Horseshoe Quarry and become a Horseshoe Hero! Rewards for pledging range from Hero t-shirts to adopting routes, sculptures made from the old bolts and chains, or even masterclasses with 9b bolt-wad and BMC ambassador Steve McClure. Find out more.

BMC Organisational Review Group Newsletter: August 2017

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 12:53
The August newsletter from the independent BMC Organisational Review Group, featuring some results from the focus groups that have already taken place and thoughts on the organisational structure of the BMC.

What went on at the Women’s Trad Festival 2017?

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 01:00
The Women’s Trad Festival (WTF) 2017 was a weekend long event where fun was had, new friendships were formed and for many, first trad routes were climbed!

How to climb the Breithorn

Fri, 25/08/2017 - 01:00
The third in our series on how to climb classic 4,000ers. Mountain Guide Andy Perkins, offers his insider tips on how to climb the Breithorn, one of his favourite peaks, after just returning from a trip there.

Shauna Coxsey crowned in Munich

Wed, 23/08/2017 - 13:11
Bouldering athletes competed before a sold-out crowd in Munich, Germany, for the final round of the IFSC Boulder World Cup 2017. After a breath-taking season finale, Jongwon Chon of Korea joined Shauna Coxsey atop the season podium to be crowned overall champions, and a thrilling never-before-seen end to the European Championships.

Hut seminar 2017: book your place now

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 11:08
The BMC hut seminar is on Saturday 7th October 2017 at the BMC office in Manchester. This free event is open to members of BMC affiliated clubs.