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First competition of the season - BMC Open Youth Competition: 5 & 6 March

COMPETITIONS

First competition of the season - BMC Open Youth Competition: 5 & 6 March

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10/02/2016

The first youth competition of the year is here already, the spring open youth event will be hosted at Awesome Walls Liverpool and the newly opened Depot Manchester. Online entry available below.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Stand-up for the climate and #showthelove

Use #showthelove to join the BMC’s Instagram competition and support the Climate Coalition’s campaign to highlight the potential impacts of climate change.
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GEAR

Black Diamond recall carabiners and slings

Black Diamond have issued two voluntary recalls for select items of equipment including carabiners and nylon slings. Quickdraw sets comprising affected carabiners are also included in the recall. Find out how to check if your gear is affected and what to do below.
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MEMBERSHIP

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Ready to hit the steep stuff this winter? Don't forget to pack BMC Travel Insurance. With our special winter offer, eight days Alpine & Ski European cover is just £59. Plus, we've launched a sled-load of other cash-saving improvements.
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Zika virus update: advice for travellers

MEDICAL

Zika virus update: advice for travellers

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10/02/2016

The latest information and precautionary advice from the UIAA (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) about the Zika virus, which is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.
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CLUBS

BMC Clubs & Huts Seminar 2016

Are you involved in running a club? Don't miss the BMC Clubs & Huts Seminar, on Saturday 16 April.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

James McHaffie: dark lord of British climbing reveals his 2015 ticklist

The under-the-radar climbing wad reveals what he actually climbed last year, what motivates him, and what his plans and goals are for the future: including climbs as well as a career change.
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SKILLS

BMC Coaching Climbing Symposium is back!

Join us at the Depot Climbing Centre in Manchester this October for our biennial Coaching Climbing Symposium.
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MPs showcase bouldering as a fun and healthy family activity

WALLS

MPs showcase bouldering as a fun and healthy family activity

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04/02/2016

BMC President Rehan Siddiqui along with his family hosted a bouldering session for two North West MPs along with their families at the new Depot Bouldering Centre in Manchester.
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CLUBS

Club snippets

Want a quick check on the latest club news? Find it here.
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INTERNATIONAL

2016 BMC Winter International Meet: wild weather and friendships formed

The meet has come to an end; the guests have packed their bags, taken one last look at the Scottish mountains and headed for home, with memories of fantastic routes and challenging conditions. Host Tom Livingstone reports on the week’s events.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Climbers With Cancer: apply now for a grant

The BMC is pleased to launch its Climbers With Cancer grant scheme, and welcomes applications from climbers and walkers who have cancer and who require funds for a personal goal or project.
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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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2525/01/2016North West Area Meeting and AGM
The Black Dog
2626/01/2016Mid Wales Area Meeting
Aberystwyth Park Lodge Hotel
2727/01/2016Midlands Area Meeting with Terry Abraham film & Carey Davies talk
Old Edwardians Sports Club
2828/01/2016North Wales Area Meeting
Lodge Dinorwig
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3030/01/2016Red Spider Launch Party
Red Spider Climbing
3131/01/2016British Ski Mountaineering Championships 2016
Thollon-les-Mémises
101/02/2016Yorkshire Area Meeting & Ed Poulter 'Unexplored Karakoram' talk
The Wheatley Arms
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303/02/2016London & SE Area Meeting and Shirin Shabestari talk & film
The Devereux
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606/02/2016BMC Cymru South Wales Area Hill Walking Afternoon
Pont ar Daf car park
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1717/02/2016South Wales Area Meeting
Boulders Climbing Centre
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2020/02/2016Darwen Mountain Film Festival
The Belmont Bull
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2424/02/2016An Evening with Catherine Destivelle – Buxton
Pavilion Arts Centre
2525/02/2016North East Area Meeting
Durham Climbing Centre
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2727/02/2016Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival 2016
Hope Valley College
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404/03/2016LLAMFF: Llanberis Mountain Film Festival 2016
Electric Mountain
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