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Which party should climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers vote for?

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Which party should climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers vote for?

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17/04/2015

The BMC has been campaigning to make 2015 the Outdoor Election. With the party manifestos now out, Ruth Chambers takes a look at how the outdoors has fared so far.
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SKILLS

How to scramble: Pinnacle Ridge

Mind-boggling views, thrilling exposure and an alpine feel make this Lake District classic the perfect introduction to grade 3 scrambling.
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BMC ORGANISATION

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Join us at Plas y Brenin in North Wales for the BMC's annual weekend AGM gathering (24-26 April). The actual AGM takes place at 10.30 on Saturday 25 April 2015 followed by a programme of informal events and opportunities to get out to walk, climb and socialise with other BMC members.
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INTERNATIONAL

Edi Koblmüller (1946-2015)

The well-known Austrian high altitude mountaineer and guide, Edi Koblmüller, died in a blizzard whilst leading a group on Kazbek in the Georgian Caucasus.
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How has the Yorkshire Dales National Park responded to budget cuts?

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

How has the Yorkshire Dales National Park responded to budget cuts?

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16/04/2015

The Yorkshire Dales National Park has seen its budget cut by 40% cut in real terms. Come and hear about what this could mean for outdoor enthusiasts and more at the upcoming BMC Yorkshire Area Meeting on April 20.
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CLUBS

BMC Clubs Seminar 2015

Less than 10 days to go until the 2015 Clubs Seminar. Are you involved in running a club? Don't miss the BMC Clubs Seminar, on Saturday 25 April.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Free child protection training in Chepstow

The next BMC Safeguarding and Protecting Children training course is 6pm on Monday 15 June at Drill Hall, Lower Church St, Chepstow, Gwent NP16 5HJ
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CLUBS

How to support novice club members weekend at Plas y Brenin

This popular training event will be running over the weekend of 15-17 May 2015 at Plas y Brenin, Costing only £50 for the weekend, it is aimed at affiliated clubs which accept novices and wish to support these members whilst they gain experience, develop skills, and become competent climbers, walkers and mountaineers in their own right.
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Stanage sticker campaign kicks off

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Stanage sticker campaign kicks off

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13/04/2015

A new car sticker is available from the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) which gives a years free parking at Stanage and a discount at the North Lees Campsite, in return for a £15 donation towards looking after the estate.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

May 2015: Let’s make this the Outdoor Election

There are huge benefits to getting outdoors for the health, wealth and happiness of the nation - but are politicians listening? With the election looming, we are launching a campaign to make 2015 the ‘Outdoor Election.’
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MEDICAL

Get ready to tackle ticks

With the arrival of spring, now is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks; what they are, where they live, the diseases they can carry, and how to minimise your risk of infection.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Meet the peregrine man

Colin Knowles is one of a dedicated team of climbers using their skills and know-how to help with peregrine ringing in the South West. We asked him to tell us more about his work with these elegant falcons, and explain how other conservation-minded climbers can get involved.
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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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1111/04/2015Incident Management Seminar
Council Chambers
1212/04/2015Skyline MC Outdoor Climbing Day
Stanage Edge
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1515/04/2015Peak Area Meeting & Terry Abraham presentation
The Maynard
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1919/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Caernarfon)
Beacon Climbing Centre
2020/04/2015Yorkshire Area Meeting: hill walking special
The Wheatley Arms
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2222/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Exeter)
Quay Climbing Centre
2323/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Cardiff)
Boulders Climbing Centre
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2525/04/2015BMC AGM 2015
Plas y Brenin
2626/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Birmingham)
Redpoint Climbing Centre
2727/04/2015Steve McClure: Beyond Limits – London
Waterloo Campus, King's College
2828/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Stockport)
Awesome Walls Stockport
2929/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Kendal)
Lakeland Climbing Centre
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