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Chapel Head: Peregrines and Passions…

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Chapel Head: Peregrines and Passions…

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19/03/2019

Chapel Head Scar is an imposing crag limestone crag above the Witherslack valley in South Cumbria. It’s loved by many outdoor enthusiasts. Whitbarrow Scar above provides great walking when the higher fells are clagged in. The cliff is undoubtedly Cumbria’s premiere hard sport climbing crag. It is unique and many of its routes are of good quality, hence it’s enduring popularity but it also provides an important refuge for peregrine falcons which nest on the crag during the spring. James Bumby, BMC Volunteer Access Co-ordinator for the Lakes gives some background to why restrictions are needed to protect cliff nesting birds in the Lakes and for this crag in particular...
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Mountain tiger: a tribute to Tom Ballard

Tom Ballard, a prolific and talented British climber, died on Nanga Parbat with his Italian climbing partner Daniele Nardi. We pay tribute to Tom, the son of another very talented climber who also died in the mountains: Alison Hargreaves.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mend Our Mountains pounds start going into paths as work gets underway on Whernside

The money raised through the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million appeal has started going into work on the ground, after a dramatic helicopter airlift helped path repair work to get underway on Yorkshire’s highest peak this week.
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BMC ORGANISATION

BMC AGM weekend 2019

This year, the BMC AGM is heading to Buxton. Join BMC President Lynn Robinson for the annual President's dinner and Volunteer Awards on Saturday night, and then have your vote on the running of the BMC on Sunday.
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Tickets go on sale for BMC Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2019

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Tickets go on sale for BMC Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2019

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04/02/2019

This year ShAFF 2019 coincides with our 75th anniversary, and we are inviting festival-goers to join the celebrations with special discounted tickets available to BMC members!
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Access successes in South West

From Lundy to Cheddar, Wintour's Leap to Ebbor Gorge, our access team have been working hard in the South West recently. A number of issues have been resolved, check out this access update for all the details.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Staggering record of female-led adventure entries to the 2019 Women in Adventure Film Competition

We’ve been flooded with a wave of fantastic fresh entries to the fifth annual BMC TV & Womenclimb Women in Adventure Film Competition. A whopping 33 films were entered this year, with a £1,200 prize pool up for grabs. The busy filmmakers and athletes have put down their cameras, taken off their trainers and are ready to share their doses of adventure with you.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Climbing higher: a look back at a massive year for Mend Our Mountains

Don’t be fooled – something good actually happened in 2018. With your help, Mend Our Mountains has raised more than £600,000 over the course of a year packed with spectacular events, magnificent individual efforts and big pledges of support. Here are seven of the highlights.
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How to: Access Wintour's Leap and Woodcroft Quarry

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

How to: Access Wintour's Leap and Woodcroft Quarry

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21/03/2019

As a result of issues with antisocial behaviour, a gate has been installed in the fence at the top of Woodcroft Quarry and the holes in the fence repaired.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

How will Brexit affect travel insurance?

Deal or no deal? The UK leaving the EU, with or without a deal, will change the way Brits travel to and from the UK. What does Brexit mean for our holidays? And how will it affect travel insurance? Find out more here.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Youth Strikes 4 Climate

On Friday 15th march 2019 over 1.4 million school children and students in cities across the world ditched school and classes to protest against the immoral inaction, apathy and lack of leadership at tackling climate change. Originally inspired by Greta Thunberg protesting on her own outside the Swedish parliament her initiative has grown to become the largest climate change movement in history and last week she got nominated for the Nobel Peace prize.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

BMC Student Safety Seminar 2019

The BMC Student Safety and Good Practice Seminar is a must if you're involved in running a student climbing, hill walking or mountaineering club. The seminar will be held at Plas y Brenin in North Wales on Saturday 12th and Sunday the 13th of October 2019.
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1212/03/2019BMC Cymru North Wales Area Meeting
YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass
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1515/03/2019Climbing 4 All Charity Fundraiser
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The Quay Climbing Centre
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1919/03/2019A BRIEF GOLDEN LIGHT
Skiddaw Hotel
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The Maynard
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The Old King's Head
2222/03/2019ShAFF: Sheffield Adventure Film Festival sponsored by the BMC
The Showroom Cinema
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2525/03/2019BMC Yorkshire Area Meeting
The Wheatley Arms
2626/03/2019Dennis Gray lecture: A History of Climbing in West Yorkshire – London
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3030/03/2019Climbers Against Cancer: Mountain March fundraising weekend
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