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Nepal: update from the Pheriche front

INTERNATIONAL

Nepal: update from the Pheriche front

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30/04/2015

In the aftermath of the Nepal’s blackest Saturday, many tales will be told; many selfies posted. Yet, whilst the tabloids work themselves into a breathless frenzy with tales of heroic mountaineers trapped high on Everest, there are other stories to tell.
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MEMBERSHIP

Nepal earthquake: information for BMC insurance holders affected

Following the recent earthquake tragedy in Nepal, the BMC has been working with its insurers (ProSight Specialty Insurance) to attend to BMC Travel Insurance policy holders requiring evacuation from Everest, Kathmandu and other affected areas in Nepal.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Moving forward: AGM ushers in new era for BMC

Over 100 BMC members, new and old, gathered together at the BMC AGM at Plas y Brenin in north Wales this weekend, where we welcomed in a new president and vice president.
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INTERNATIONAL

Nepal earthquake: latest news and how can you can help

As the dust, quite literally, dies down, many people are wondering how they can help those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.
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Free climbing for all at Golden Gecko’s opening event this weekend

WALLS

Free climbing for all at Golden Gecko’s opening event this weekend

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01/05/2015

Golden Gecko Climbing, a new centre in Romsey, opens its doors tomorrow, Saturday 2 May, and is offering free entry on the day to anyone who wants to give climbing a try.
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LOCAL AREAS

Upcoming BMC area meeting dates

Come along to the next meeting in your area, to discuss the latest issues and get involved in the work of the BMC.
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GEAR

More counterfeit products discovered

Following on from the discovery earlier in the year of dangerous imitation crampons, gear manufacturers have since discovered and publicised further examples of imitation and counterfeit products. How can you avoid the fakes, and what should you do if you end up buying one?
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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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Climb outside with the Rucksack Club

CLUBS

Climb outside with the Rucksack Club

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29/04/2015

Want to climb outside but need a friendly group of people to make your first steps with? Join the Rucksack Club on their Indoor to outdoor meets this Spring. Aimed at experienced indoor climbers, this is open to anyone who wants to make the move from plastic to real rock.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Hill skills: how to use bothies

They’re free, simple shelters in remote country that anyone can use. But bothies can be much more than just a place to sleep – at their best they represent a culture and a community. Here’s how to join in.
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INTERNATIONAL

American Alpine Club Joshua Tree International Climbers meet 2015

The American Alpine Club is holding their 8th annual International Climbers meet this autumn in Joshua Tree National Park.
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COMPETITIONS

Youth Climbing Series - Grand Final

The annual Youth Climbing Series Grand Final took place on Saturday 25 April 2015 at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena.
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LATEST BMC VIDEOS

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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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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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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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1010/05/2015Skyline MC Outdoor Climbing Day
Bamford Edge
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1414/05/2015Keswick Mountain Festival 2015
Crow Park
1515/05/2015BMC Equity Symposium
YHA Castleton
1616/05/2015Training Novice Club Members weekend
Plas y Brenin
1717/05/2015Sandstone Open Meeting
Bowles Outdoor Centre
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3030/05/2015TremFest 2015
Eric Jones' Cafe
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202/06/2015North Wales Area Meeting
The Vaynol Arms
303/06/2015Midlands Area Meeting and Gary Gibson talk
The Bulls Head
404/06/2015Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture: the first ascent of Kangchenjunga - London
Royal Geographical Society
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606/06/2015BMC/MCS Junior Boulder Cup 2015 - Round 2
The Climbing Academy
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