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BMC to change its name to Climb Britain

BMC ORGANISATION

BMC to change its name to Climb Britain

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25/07/2016

After more than 70 years trading as the British Mountaineering Council, we’ve decided to move with the times and change name to Climb Britain and unite all our members under one 'Climb' banner.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Climb Britain: the facts

Since we announced the start of our journey to Climb Britain, we’ve had some great responses on UKclimbing, Twitter and Facebook. Some positive, some negative – and all passionate.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What does Climb Britain mean for walkers?

Britain’s mountains have probably never been climbed by so many people. And the vast majority of those people are walkers. Here’s why the BMC’s new name applies to them too.
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COMPETITIONS

BMC Youth Climbing Series: Dates and changes for 2017

The Youth Climbing Series (YCS) for 2016 finished at the end of April in an exciting national final. After the event the area youth co-ordinators from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, gathered to discuss the series and plan the 2017 YCS.
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How to survive Pokemon Go in the wild

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to survive Pokemon Go in the wild

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21/07/2016

Cliffs, caves and minefields, the Pokemon Go craze is inadvertently leading people astray and into trouble. That’s why we’ve put together our best field guide to help you survive hunting Pokemon in the wild, along with a few crazy stories that have already occurred.
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LOCAL AREAS

Psyche warning: prepare for WiltonFest 2016

Lancashire's premier climbing festival, WiltonFest, is back for 2016 and we're planning an even bigger and better day than last year's blockbuster. Coming to you on Saturday 3 September – it's the event you definitely don't want to miss.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Revealed: the future of your climbing gear 2017

What gear's in the pipeline for 2017? Sarah Stirling reveals sneak previews of the kit that could transform you into a slick and stylish climbing machine next year. From made-in-Wales harnesses to the game-changing Wild Country Revo mechanical belay device, it's a particularly exciting time for British outdoor gear companies.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Ladies: now is the time to get outdoors

Breathe in the fresh air, relax, enjoy some quality time with friends or family and at the same time get active.
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Accomplished mountaineers die in Alpine accidents

INTERNATIONAL

Accomplished mountaineers die in Alpine accidents

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18/07/2016

Tragically, four well-known mountaineers have recently lost their lives in the Mont Blanc, Bernese Oberland and Bernina massifs.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Walk skills: how to deal with ticks and midges

Bites from Britain’s tiny tyrants can range from annoying to life-threatening. With summer holidays upon us, here are a few tips to avoid becoming a midge meal, or worse.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

A celebration of a life: Ken Wilson

Come and celebrate the life and achievements of one of the modern climbing scene's biggest characters at Sheffield Hallam University on Saturday 30 July.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

5 top places for family trekking in Europe

Walk over petrified lava rivers, stay in Cappadocian caves, explore underground cities, get pulses pumping on via ferrata, or just ply your kids with Italian gelato. With summer holidays here, we look at some of Europe’s top places for family-friendly trekking.
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