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The best crags in Europe for family adventures

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 01:00
It's not easy keeping everyone happy on a family holiday, and a climbing holiday is no different! You need both easy climbs and something for grown-ups, plus plenty of fun stuff to do on days or afternoons off. Sarah Stirling rounds up the best places and crags to go on a family climbing holiday.

Huge GB Climbing Team at Munich IFSC Bouldering World Cup

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 14:30
We’ve a whole host of heroes representing us at the final IFSC Boulder World Cup of the 2017 season. While BMC ambassador Shauna Coxsey already has enough points to defend her title of IFSC Boulder World Cup Champion, with the majority of the team there we can’t wait to see how they all do! Find out how to watch below.

Bronze for Jim Pope at EYC in Mittdorf

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 11:44
Another round of great results from the GB Climbing Team at the European Youth Cup for Lead in Mitterdorf, Austria. Half of the team made it into finals and another podium and bronze medal was won by Jim Pope. Awesome work team! Find out more and full results below.

Molly Thompson: how to claim first ascents of Greenland peaks

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 01:00
Molly Thompson, who has a 9-5 job, has just used five weeks of holiday to lead an expedition to Greenland to climb two virgin peaks with her partner and a few friends. And a surprise awaited Molly on the major summit of the trip! Here Molly explains how they went about planning the trip, and how it all went.

First look: The North Wales Bouldering Guidebook

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 16:51
The end of the dark ages is upon us – with the arrival of the new, glossy, and gigantic, North Wales Bouldering Guidebook from Groundup. We snatched it away from the BMC Shop as soon as it arrived to review this epically proportioned tome.

Horseshoe re-bolting project kicks off

Tue, 15/08/2017 - 17:27
Our re-bolting project at Horseshoe Quarry is up and running this week with rope access contractors likely to be on site until the end of September. The project will be removing the existing bolts on the BMC owned part of the crag and replacing them with new, high quality and long lasting stainless steel glue in’s.

Child Protection training: sheffield

Tue, 15/08/2017 - 01:00
There will be a BMC Safeguarding and Protecting Children training course on Thursday 7 September at Awesome Walls Climbing Centre, Garter St, Sheffield S4 7QX.

Sweet dreams: why do big brands crave climbers?

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 01:00
Coke has started to sponsor pro climbers. Should the climbing community embrace support from big drinks brands or fight back against their sugary fingers? Hazel Findlay takes a look at this sticky issue.

Ten of the best walking and climbing magazines

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 01:00
Even in the age of web clickbait, print still has the power to inspire and inform your outdoor experiences. Here are 10 of our favourite walking and climbing magazines.

Take your pick: top 10 alpine peaks

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 01:00
Get your hands and feet on rocky slopes and snow, taluses and airy gendarme-studded ridges. Why not challenge yourself to reach the summit, or traverse one of our top 10 alpine peaks this summer?

Stalking and walking: Don't get shot in Scotland!

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 11:38
Off to the highlands for a summer hike? Well, don't get shot! Walkers planning trips in Scotland should be forewarned about deer stalking season and avoid conflicts with stalkers by checking the relaunched web-based service: Heading for the Scottish Hills.

Friendly and fun: BMC Paraclimbing Series 2017

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 16:52
Open to all aspiring paraclimbers, the BMC and Climb Scotland Paraclimbing Series is a friendly competition aimed at giving people an authentic competitive experience. This series is organised by the BMC, Climb Scotland, Manchester Climbing Centre, Newcastle Climbing Centre, Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and the Castle Climbing Centre, London.

Climb magazine goes digital and free

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 14:51
Climb Magazine announces the Sep/Oct 2017 issue will be the last edition printed ever, a decision taken with serious consideration. The magazine will continue as a digital publication, and will be free to download via the Climb app. BMC members currently subscribed will be refunded their remaining balance.

Silver for Emily Phillips at EYC in Bulgaria

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 17:32
We saw a strong showing from the GB Climbing Team at the European Youth Cup for Bouldering in Bulgaria, with four of the team making finals, one just missing out, and a silver medal for Emily Phillips. These up-and-coming athletes continue to do us proud. Find out more below.

Ogwen Mountaineering Festival 2017

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 15:06
The popular Ogwen Mountaineering Festival returns this year to cement its place in the calendar of the outdoor world. Surrounded by the mountain ranges of the Carneddau and Glyderau, it's the perfect setting for such an event! Don't miss this the festival this year on 15-16 September 2017.

Training for club committee members

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 01:00
New for 2017, this programme aims to provide training and advice to members on club committees.

This Girl Can Climb: Emily

Tue, 01/08/2017 - 01:00
We chatted to Emily at the This Girl Can Climb photo shoot and found out about her climbing experiences, how she started and her first experience of it and, what and who inspires her.

How to climb the Matterhorn

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 14:50
The Matterhorn is surely the world’s most iconic peak. Its commanding, isolated position at the head of the valley is unique in the Alps and its claim to being one of the world’s most beautiful mountains is justified. Mountain Guide Tim Blakemore offers his top tips on reaching its summit successfully.

How to climb 6a: 14 expert tips

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 11:36
Climb grade 5 outdoor sport routes, but want to progress? Getting solid and comfortable climbing 6a will open up a lot of crags to you. But how do you start pushing your comfort zone, and what should you focus on? Two climbing instructors give their top tips.

Get ready - WiltonFest 2017 is coming!

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 01:00
Lancashire's premier climbing festival, WiltonFest, is back for 2017 and we're planning an even bigger day than last year's blockbuster. Coming to you on Saturday 2 September – it's the event you definitely don't want to miss.