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6 reasons why you should be at the Cornish climbing, walking festival

LOCAL AREAS

6 reasons why you should be at the Cornish climbing, walking festival

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27/05/2016

Cornwall's fame extends far beyond its pasties and cream teas to amazing sea-cliff climbing in stunning scenery. Last year's awesome event was so well received that we’re returning to Bosigran for the 2016 BMC Cornish Climbing & Walking Festival from 10-12 June. Here's six reasons you should sign up immediately!
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COMPETITIONS

Fourth gold for Shauna brings overall title within grasp

Shauna returns to form and the top of the podium in Innsbruck last weekend in a stunning display of strength, poise, and tenacity. Meanwhile, the entire GB Climbing Team put on an incredible show that saw five of the team make it through to the semi-finals. Read on for the full report.
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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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HUTS

BMC Hut survey for clubs 2016

We've put together a survey which we'd like you to complete if you manage a hut for your club. This information will be useful to help the BMC direct help and resources where most needed in the future.
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Depot Youth Cup - September 10 - Depot Manchester

COMPETITIONS

Depot Youth Cup - September 10 - Depot Manchester

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20/05/2016

The Depot Youth Cup returns for its second year. This year's competition will be held at Depot Climbing in Manchester.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

“We did it!” £100,000 target reached for  Mend Our Mountains campaign

The BMC's campaign to fund eight urgent upland repair projects on some of Britain’s most iconic peaks has become the most successful crowdfunding appeal for mountain paths ever, reaching its target of £100,000.
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CLUBS

£21,000 available for BMC clubs again this year

Did you know that BMC-affiliated clubs can apply for financial support to help develop communications, buy equipment and provide instructor support to members?
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Nepal

Two years ago, Mira Rai had never heard of trail running, but saw a poster for a 50km race, entered, won, and has never looked back. Mira has just spent a month in the UK, culminating with the Yorkshire Three Peaks race. How did she get on? Sarah Stirling catches up with her.
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Meet Mary-Ann Ochota the BMC’s newest ambassador at Keswick Mountain Festival

PRESS

Meet Mary-Ann Ochota the BMC’s newest ambassador at Keswick Mountain Festival

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17/05/2016

Globe-trotting archaeologist turned adventurer Mary-Ann Ochota is our newest BMC ambassador and the second to focus on hill walking. She'll be representing all things BMC at the Keswick Mountain Festival; come join her in our tipi.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Trail secrets: how to run downhill

Watching a pro descend with effortless finesse is a beautiful thing. Most trail races are lost and won on the downhill fly, not the uphill crawl. Of course, whether you race or not, it's also a lot easier to injure yourself on descents, however. To help you avoid the potholes, Sarah Stirling is here with some tips. Fast downhilling can be the most fun part, too.
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COMPETITIONS

Team Japan top podium in Mumbai

The Boulder World Cup made its way to Mumbai, India, for the fourth round last weekend and another exhilarating competition. Representing the GB Climbing Team was BMC ambassador Shauna Coxsey and Leah Crane, who both made semi-finals. But, unfortunately, the heat and humidity proved to be too much for our climbers to handle. Read on for the complete report.
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SKILLS

BMC Climbing Coach Symposium is back!

The BMC Climbing Coach Symposium is back! The BMC is excited to be hosting this years event at one of the UK’s largest and most modern indoor climbing facilities, The Depot Manchester.
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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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2525/04/2016Mid Wales Area Meeting
Wiff Waff Bar
2626/04/2016BMC Alpine Skills Lecture: Chester
University of Chester, Room 107, Binks Building
2727/04/2016Friends of the Lake District – Leaders Landscape Training
Broadrayne Farm
2828/04/2016BMC Alpine Skills Lecture: Newcastle
Newcastle University,
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303/05/2016BMC Alpine Skills Lecture: Birmingham
University of Birmingham,
404/05/2016BMC Alpine Skills Lecture: London
University College London
505/05/2016Doug Scott: Everest the Hard Way – Cranleigh
Cranleigh School
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707/05/2016TremFest 2016
Eric Jones' Cafe
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1010/05/2016Friends of the Lake District – Leaders Landscape Training
Bowness Knott car park
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1313/05/2016Training Novice Club Members weekend
Plas y Brenin
1414/05/2016Film screening: K2 Touching the Sky
Electric Palace Cinema
1515/05/2016Sandstone Open Meeting
Bowles Outdoor Centre
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1818/05/2016An Evening with Andy Kirkpatrick – Buxton
Pavilion Arts Centre
1919/05/2016Keswick Mountain Festival 2016
Crow Park
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2121/05/2016South West Area Meeting
The Hawkins Arms
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2323/05/2016Film screening: K2 Touching the Sky
Regent Street Cinema
2424/05/2016Friends of the Lake District – Leaders Landscape Training
Elterwater car park
2525/05/2016Alex Honnold: Flying Solo – Manchester
The Comedy Store
2626/05/2016Range West Briefing
Castlemartin Army Camp
2727/05/2016Alex Honnold: Flying Solo – Caernarfon
The Beacon Climbing Centre
2828/05/2016Range West Briefing
Castlemartin Army Camp
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101/06/2016London & SE Area Meeting & AGM and Jim Milledge talk
The Devereux
202/06/2016Come and Try Rock Climbing – Longshaw
Longshaw Estate
303/06/2016The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival – Sheffield
Sheffield Central Library
404/06/2016BMC Mountain First Aid Weekend – Hathersage
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