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Why your donations to a spectacular Dartmoor path went further than expected

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 16:07
A three year effort to fix a remote and spectacular moorland bridleway on Dartmoor has been given a boost over the finishing line – after a £8,500 donation from the BMC’s Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding campaign ‘grew’ to £27,000.

How BMC members can contribute to the Organisational Review

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 14:54
Over the last two months, work has been carried out in order to determine if changes should be made to the BMC. But why do we need change, and how can BMC members get involved?

New poll finds majority of Scots back wild land protection

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 13:04
The Scottish public has voted for continued protection of Wild Land Areas by a colossal 16 to 1 majority, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by the John Muir Trust.

Bill 'Mr Stanage' Gordon awarded a BEM

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 01:00
The face of Stanage, Bill Gordon, was awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen's birthday honours list for services to Wildlife, particularly the Protection of the Ring Ouzel.

50 years! Castle Mountaineering Club celebrates its anniversary

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 14:57
The Castle Mountaineering Club is now in its 50th year. From local inns to renovated barns, including Sheffield's first climbing wall, look back at the history of the Castle Mountaineering Club and find out its schedule of events to celebrate its golden birthday.

Shauna Coxsey to miss British Bouldering Championships

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 14:21
We’ve just learnt that Boulder World Cup Champion current British Bouldering Champion Shauna Coxsey will not be taking part in the British Bouldering Championships this weekend.

Armathwaite tree clearance gives crag a new lease of life

Wed, 05/07/2017 - 17:08
Ron Kenyon (BMC access rep for the Eden Valley) has recently helped organise some tree clearance at Armathwaite in partnership with the Forestry Commission to help open up the crag and improve its climbing. Here he gives us a brief look into the crag's history and details of the work that has just taken place...

Revealed: the future of your outdoor gear 2018

Wed, 05/07/2017 - 01:00
What outdoor gear is in the pipeline for 2018? Following the OutDoor Industry Awards ceremony held in Germany, Sarah Stirling reveals sneak previews of the most exciting innovations to look forward to next year. It was a great year for British companies: DMM, Millican, Paramo and NikWax all won awards.

Why the BMC needs Commercial Partnerships

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 01:00
With recent changes to Sport England funding, the BMC has been exploring alternative funding options, including turning to our friends in the outdoor industry for help. Read on if you want to know more about our plans for partnerships.

Who to watch? The contenders of the BBCs 2017

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 01:00
There’s a bunch of wads turning up at the British Bouldering Championships 2017, but who’s favourite to win? Will Matt Cousins retain his crown? Can anyone best Shauna Coxsey in a bouldering competition? Let’s find out.

BMC Organisational Review Group Newsletter: June 2017

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 12:57
The June newsletter from the independent BMC Organisational Review Group, featuring the steps the Review Group has decided upon taking before making any recommendations for changes.

Galvan and Zerain disappear while attempting second crossing of Mazeno Ridge.

Sun, 02/07/2017 - 10:33
Hope of finding the noted partnership of Argentinian Mariano Galvan, and the Spanish-Basque Alberto Zerain, who were attempting an alpine-style ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge, has now faded after an aerial search on the morning of the 1st July.

Depot Youth Cup - Saturday 16 September

Fri, 30/06/2017 - 11:01
The Depot Youth Cup returns for it's third year. This year's competition will once again be held at Depot Climbing Manchester. You can be in with the chance of winning climbing shoes from either Boreal or Evolv.

New Alpinists booklet: your first steps to alpine climbing

Fri, 30/06/2017 - 01:00
People of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can enjoy alpinism, but if the prospect of learning new skills in a harsh and complex environment seems a little bit daunting, then our new booklet will help to guide you along your first steps as an alpine climber.

Meet Ray Wigglesworth and the BMC Organisational Review Group

Fri, 30/06/2017 - 01:00
Headed by independent chair Ray Wigglesworth QC, the BMC organisational review is now fully underway. Not knowing much about the mystery man at the top, we got hold of Ray to find out a bit more about him, what the Organisational Review is all about, and how BMC members can contribute to the process.