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Walk talk: upcoming BMC meetings to be dedicated to hill walking

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Walk talk: upcoming BMC meetings to be dedicated to hill walking

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04/03/2015

Several upcoming regional BMC meetings are going big on hill walking, including talks from ‘Scafell Pike’ filmmaker Terry Abraham, long-distance walker Chris Townsend, and BMC CEO Dave Turnbull. See what’s happening near you.
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SKILLS

Get ready for your alpine adventures

The alpine season has a habit of creeping up on us and being here before we know it. Advance planning is the smart way to make your alpine dreams come true. Refresh your skills at a revamped BMC Alpine Skills Lecture this March. New speakers Calum Muskett and Steve Long will show you all things alpine with practical demos and audience participation.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Every Flower Counts – Volunteers needed for annual stock take of UK’s wildflowers

Are you a climber or walker who cares about biodiversity? Would you be interested in receiving free training and guidance in identifying wild plants?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Harrison

From 16th-29th of March work will take place at Birchden Wood to resurface the access road into the site and deliver improvements to the toilet block and car park.
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Sport climbing courses with BMC Ambassador James McHaffie

YOUTH & EQUITY

Sport climbing courses with BMC Ambassador James McHaffie

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04/03/2015

BMC ambassador James McHaffie will be instructing on some of our sport climbing courses in North Wales, and you can join him for just £30.
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CLUBS

Climb outside with Sheffield

The Castle Mountaineering Club are holding two open rock climbing weekends in April 2015, providing the opportunity to find out more about the Club and meet some of its members. The weekends are primarily aimed at those who wish to move from indoor to outdoor climbing in the Peak District.
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CLUBS

Get outdoors with Skyline MC

Skyline Mountaineering Club, based in Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire, will be opening their doors this Spring and welcoming beginner climbers wishing to make the transition from indoor to outdoor climbing.
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MEMBERSHIP

BMC discounts - save money with your membership

With over 50 companies in the BMC member discount scheme it’s easy to save the price of membership (or more) by taking advantage of all the fantastic offers.
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Access skills: how to develop a new crag

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Access skills: how to develop a new crag

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04/03/2015

Every climber dreams of making their mark in a guidebook. But did you know that developing the wrong crag could not only lead to access problems, but also give you a criminal record?
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Women

Many climbing walls, outdoors shops and climbing clubs around the country are getting behind the This Girl Can campaign, by offering come try it sessions at reduced costs or putting on special sessions.
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WALLS

New Fort William climbing centre

Three Wise Monkeys Climbing are launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise £40,000 in 28 days. Three Wise Monkeys Climbing need to raise a final £40,000 to help them open the doors of their exciting new Fort William climbing centre project later this year.
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COMPETITIONS

Greater Manchester Schools Climbing Championships 2015

On Wednesday 25th March 2015 Rock Over Climbing will be hosting Manchester's first schools bouldering competition. The competition has provided a platform to introduce over 500 new pupils to climbing since the beginning of 2015 as part of Rock Over Climbing’s drive to increase school age participation in bouldering.
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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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505/03/2015North East Area Meeting & Everest trek talk
Durham Climbing Centre
606/03/2015Llanberis Mountain Film Festival
Electric Mountain
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1010/03/2015Solo Across Antarctica: an evening with Felicity Aston – Stockport
The Heatons Sports Club
1111/03/2015BMC Alpine Skills Lecture (Nottingham)
Nottingham Trent University (Clifton Campus)
1212/03/2015BMC Alpine Skills Lecture (Bangor)
Bangor University
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1414/03/2015BMC Huts Seminar
BMC Office
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1717/03/2015BMC Alpine Skills Lecture (Plymouth)
University of St York & St John
1818/03/2015BMC Alpine Skills Lecture (Bristol)
University of Bristol
1919/03/2015BMC Alpine Skills Lecture (London)
University College London
2020/03/2015Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
The Showroom
2121/03/2015BMC Youth Climbing Series - Round 3
Lakeland Climbing Centre
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2626/03/2015International Congress on Mountaineering – Zaragoza, Spain
University of Zaragoza
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