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Mend our Mountains crowdfunding is back - and it's bigger than ever

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mend our Mountains crowdfunding is back - and it's bigger than ever

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03/09/2018

It's back. It's bigger. And it's better. We've launched a massive crowdfunding drive for Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million. It's your chance to get your hands on incredible rewards, while helping our flagship campaign.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

£29 for 7 days in sending season: book your rock climbing travel insurance now!

Sending season is here! This autumn, there's 20% off single-trip BMC Rock Insurance. Get our best deal on rock climbing travel insurance until 31 October 2018.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Latok I - we interview Tom Livingstone

The British alpinist Tom Livingstone and two Slovenian climbers, Aleš Česen and Luka Stražar, have successfully climbed Latok I (7145m) in the Karakorum mountains of Pakistan. They climbed 3/4 of the way up the coveted 'impossible ridge', before deviating. The North Ridge of Latok was/is recognised as one of the last major unclimbed lines in high-altitude mountaineering. This is the second ever successful ascent of the peak and the first ascent starting from the north side.
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INTERNATIONAL

Legendary Latok I North Ridge climb for Livingstone, Cesen and Strazarine

Early news is coming in that a major Himalayan line has been climbed by a British-Slovenian team, with support from the BMC.
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GB Climbing Team member Rhoslyn Frugtniet flashes 8a+ in Céüse

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

GB Climbing Team member Rhoslyn Frugtniet flashes 8a+ in Céüse

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13/08/2018

24 year-old Rhoslyn Frugtniet has just confirmed herself as one to watch on the sport climbing scene, after a very successful trip to Céüse in France, where she flashed Face de Rat (8a+) and climbed several other 8a+s and 8as. Rhos has previously climbed several 8bs and is hot on the heels of Britain's strongest sport climbing females.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC Hill walking symposium aims to inspire volunteers

Are you a hill walker wanting to get more involved with the BMC? Are you passionate about big issues affecting the hills and mountains, like litter, erosion, open access or rewilding? Then come along to the BMC Hill Walking Symposium on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wild Camping for Winners

Camping ‘wild’ is a different way of spending the night outdoors but it isn't allowed everywhere - with a responsible approach however, there are many remote areas where you can still rest your weary head under a star filled sky.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

ACT now: be a part of the BMC

The BMC Access & Conservation Trust (ACT) is looking to recruit new Trustees. This opens up an exciting opportunity for individuals to get involved with the BMC's charity.
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Mend our Mountains: restoring the New Forest National Park

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mend our Mountains: restoring the New Forest National Park

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19/09/2018

The paths in our National Parks are the foundation for our enjoyment of the outdoors. Our Mend our Mountains campaign is back and on steroids this year – the plan is to raise £1 million to repair some of Britain’s most popular – and heavily eroded – footpaths! Here’s the first in a mini-series of interviews to find out more about what each of our National Parks needs in terms of restoration. Adam Vasey is a Park Ranger at the New Forest National Park.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Man and the Mountain: Chris Bonington resists the status quo

Man and Mountain, it's fair to say that Sir Chris Bonington found his calling in remote high areas across the globe. But when did he first realise he was made for the mountains? And did anything ever stand in his way of making these daring ascents? Mountain Heritage Trust's own Jonny Dry explains how Sir Chris' love of climbing and mountaineering helped him resist the status quo.
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COMPETITIONS

Brilliant performance from GB athletes at IFSC World Championships

The past two weeks has been brimming with competition climbing events in Innsbruck at the IFSC World Championships which included a full Paraclimbing programme as well as Bouldering, Lead, Speed and a Combined final. The GB Climbing and Paraclimbing Teams were well prepared resulting in 13 strong performances from athletes in a number of categories, and as such left Innsbruck with five new medals, three of which were gold.
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COMPETITIONS

Want to join the GB Climbing coaching team?

The BMC is looking for dedicated and committed coaches from a variety of backgrounds to form a dynamic team to support our young athletes. Could this be you?
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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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101/09/2018BMC WiltonFest 2018
Wilton 2 Quarry
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303/09/2018BMC Yorkshire Area Meeting
The Wheatley Arms
404/09/2018BMC Cymru North Wales Area Meeting
Vaynol Arms
505/09/2018BMC Peak Area Meeting & Alex Roddie talk
The Maynard
606/09/2018BMC London & South East Area Meeting and Leon McCarron talk
The Old King's Head
707/09/2018BMC Gower Climbing Festival 2018
Pitton Cross Caravan & Camping Park
808/09/2018How to Train Novice Members in your Club (weekend)
Plas y Brenin
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1010/09/2018BMC North West Area Meeting
The Black Dog
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1212/09/2018BMC Midlands Area Meeting and Mount Toubkal talk
Old Edwardians Sports Club
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1414/09/2018Pinnacle Club Open Meet – Peak District
Thorpe Farm Bunkhouses
1515/09/2018BMC South Peak Limestone Festival
The Royal Oak
1616/09/2018BMC Peak Area Hill Walk – White Peak
The Royal Oak
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2929/09/2018BMC Brimham Rocks Clean Up Day
Brimham Rocks
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707/10/2018Sandstone Open Meeting
Bowles Outdoor Centre

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