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Why rock climbers aren’t a liability

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Why rock climbers aren’t a liability

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16/04/2014

The BMC leaflet has now been updated and refreshed, making it easier for landowners, managers and users to understand the legislation governing liability and answers the concerns of landowners about the perceived liability risks associated with rock climbing on their land.
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GENERAL

Seven superb summits to climb this spring

Catch a glimpse of the Alps in Wales, see a mysterious double sunset, and climb the Yorkshire summit said to be more impressive than K2. Spring’s here, and it’s time to hit the hills.
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COMPETITIONS

BMC Paraclimbing Series 2014: round 1 & 2 results

The 2014 BMC Paraclimbing Series kicked off at London’s Castle Climbing Centre and continued at Newcastle Climbing Centre on the 15 April. GB Paraclimbing Team Manager Graeme Hill reports on another very successful event.
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CLUBS

How to affiliate your club with the BMC

Affiliating your club with the BMC is a straightforward process and you and your members gain many benefits from doing so.
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Wilderness, walks and Wensleydale cheese: Chris Townsend answers your questions

GENERAL

Wilderness, walks and Wensleydale cheese: Chris Townsend answers your questions

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14/04/2014

What would you ask wilderness walking legend and BMC ambassador Chris Townsend if you had the chance? We gave our Facebook followers the chance to do just that, and the resulting questions ranged from the profound to the more practical. Here is the pick of the bunch.
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INTERNATIONAL

New speed link-up on the Matterhorn in winter

The current trend towards, and increased media coverage of, speed ascents has seen Italian guide, Hervé Barmasse, complete an impressive one-day, solo, winter link-up on the Matterhorn.
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GUIDEBOOKS

New Scafell & Wasdale guidebook now in stock

The latest guidebook from the Fell & Rock Climbing Club is the Central Buttress centenary edition of Scafell & Wasdale; it's now available from the BMC online shop.
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MEMBERSHIP

Five reasons why you need BMC travel insurance

Easter is almost here. So whether you’re hot-stepping it to hot-rock, trekking far and wide, or setting off on an alpine adventure, BMC insurance could be your perfect travelling companion. Reliable, adventurous, quick and effective, it can help you out should you find yourself in a tricky situation.
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Pembroke: time to get briefed

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Pembroke: time to get briefed

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10/04/2014

Easter is almost upon us and all eyes turn south and west to the delights of Pembroke. However if you want to climb at Range West in 2014 you need to attend one of the three offical briefing dates held at Castlemartin Army Camp.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Kick start your climbing season on Portland

Get free masterclass coaching from BMC ambassadors Steve McClure and James McHaffie. That’s just one of the attractions on offer at the BMC Portland Festival and AGM Weekend, which takes place over the weekend of 25-27 April.
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MEMBERSHIP

Mountains of inspiration at the Keswick Mountain Festival 2014

With not long to go until Keswick Mountain Festival 2014 kicks off on the shores of Derwent Water we pick our highlights from this years line-up.
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CLUBS

Essential club know-how

Are you a club member, on a club committee or thinking about joining a club? Whether you're new to the club game or a seasoned clubber, we've got essential skills information and advice for you.
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LATEST BMC VIDEOS

INTERNATIONAL

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Mina Leslie-Wujastyk: Rocklands 2013

25/09/2013

In the summer of 2013 Mina Leslie-Wujastyk spent six weeks in Rocklands, South Africa. Over the coming weeks BMC TV will release four short films showing some of her accomplishments whilst there. From highballs to lowballs, crimps to slopers, tech to burl, follow Mina on her journey to battle frustration and reap the rewards in one of the most beautiful, picturesque climbing areas in the world. This trailer will whet your appetite for what's to come!
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GEAR

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Deadly quickdraws

25/07/2013

Avoid dangerous quickdraw combinations using open slings and rubber keepers. This video highlights the issues, read the full article here: http://www.thebmc.co.uk/deadly-quickdraws-open-sling-rubber-band-accident?s=2
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

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One dog and his man

22/05/2013

While dogs might make us think about waggy tails and man’s best friend, some pooches can wreak havoc in the countryside both for natural inhabitants and other climbers. Let this film remind you of the need to make sure your dog is behaving himself. Good boy!
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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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303/04/2014Simon Yates lecture - Reading CANCELLED (Cancelled)
Cotswold Outdoor
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The Showroom
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707/04/2014Simon Yates Lecture - Liverpool
Cotswold Outdoor
808/04/2014Simon Yates Lecture - Preston
Cotswold Outdoor
909/04/2014Peak Area Meeting & Mina Leslie-Wujastyk talk & film
The Maynard
1010/04/2014Simon Yates Lecture - Bath
Cotswold Outdoor
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1212/04/2014London & SE Area Meeting
Mile End Climbing Wall
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2626/04/2014Portland Festival & BMC AGM Weekend
The Heights Hotel
2727/04/2014Wideboyz Crack School Masterclass – Loughborough
The Climbing Station
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202/05/2014BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass - Carlisle
Eden Rock
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