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All Nepalese team become first to summit K2 in winter

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

All Nepalese team become first to summit K2 in winter

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19/01/2021

On January 16, at 5pm local time, climbing history was made. Prior to this day, no Nepali had yet claimed the first winter ascent of an 8000m peak. Meanwhile K2 was the only remaining 8000er that not yet been summited in winter. Then 10 Nepali climbers, initially from competing teams, were brought together by a common goal, and the weather gods.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Law of Trespass could change

Along with several other organisations, the BMC has written to the Home Office, Ministry of Justice and DEFRA to share our grave concerns about the Government’s proposals to make trespass a criminal, instead of a civil, offence. This could have the potential to change how people access and enjoy the countryside and green spaces.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Experts sought for BMC Land Management Group (LMG)

The BMC is seeking several new volunteers to advise on the management of our crags and associated land holdings. If you have a background in property law, rural practice surveying, geotechnical engineering, the quarry industry or conservation management – please read on.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Proposals to make ordinary trespass a criminal offence have alarmed outdoor groups, including the BMC. Ahead of a debate in Parliament on the issue and the possibility of Government publishing the Police Powers and Protections Bill, Ed Douglas calls for the Government to think again.
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Youth Lockdown Lecture Series

YOUTH & EQUITY

Youth Lockdown Lecture Series

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11/01/2021

The current lockdown is a grim start to 2021 and with lots of young people off school, college or out of work we’ve set up a few free lectures to try and offset a pretty naff start to a year and to checkout some climbing, walking, volunteer and career opportunities that will still be here when this pandemic has ended.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid-19 Latest: National Lockdown in England

Following last night’s announcement, England will once again go into a National Lockdown from tomorrow (although we are being asked to observe lockdown guidance from today) in response to the continued rise in Covid-19 case numbers and the heightened risk of patient numbers overwhelming NHS capacity.
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CLUBS

Clubs, Huts, Meets and current Covid-19 Restrictions

With government rules, regulations and guidance changing regularly it can be difficult for clubs to keep up with what they are allowed to do. This article summarises the BMC’s understanding of the constraints on club meets and access to huts, based on information available at the time and date of publication. Please remember to check for local changes that may affect your club.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wales Lockdown Part 3: what it means for climbers and hillwalkers

Late on Saturday December 18th, Welsh Government unexpectedly announced that all of Wales would enter an Alert Level 4 Full Lockdown with immediate effect and for an indefinite period. What does this mean for climbers, hill-walkers and mountaineers?
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What are the proposed changes to the BMC Articles of Association?

BMC ORGANISATION

What are the proposed changes to the BMC Articles of Association?

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19/01/2021

Interested in the governance of the BMC? Want to know why some changes to the Articles of Association are going to be put forward at the 2021 AGM? Then come along to an Open Forum on this very topic on Thursday 28 January at 7pm.
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LOCAL AREAS

Upcoming BMC area meeting dates

Come along to the next meeting in your area, to discuss the latest issues and get involved in the work of the BMC.
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SKILLS

Ready to Rock Courses 2021: Testimonial

Are you ready to rock in 2021? On the back of last year’s successful traditional climbing courses we ran in partnership with the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, Dorset-based Ready to Rock instructor Eddy Young gives us an inside look into the the courses:
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WALLS

Indoor climbing industry leaders seek help to safeguard future

On Tuesday this week, leaders from the indoor climbing industry form part of a group which will present evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, and request for financial support to help safeguard the future of the sector.
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