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Calling student club members

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 01:00
Get involved with the new working group for student club members

GB Paraclimbing's first competition of the 2017 season - Imst, Austria

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:18
GB Paraclimbers headed out to Imst, Austria for the first IFSC Paracup of the season - team manager Robin O'Leary reports from the well attended event.

Gold for Leah Crane, Tyler Landman at the British Bouldering Championships 2017

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 01:00
Tyler Landman and Leah Crane took the top spots in front of the biggest crowd ever at the British Bouldering Championships 2017. Thousands of psyched spectators gathered on Devonshire Green to watch the best of British boulderers battle it out for the crown, here’s what went down.

British Bouldering Championships 2017 - results

Sun, 09/07/2017 - 15:53
The 2017 British Bouldering Championships are being held at Devonshire Green in the centre of Sheffield city centre as part of the Cliffhanger event.

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.

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