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The Big Bang: now available online

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The Big Bang: now available online

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03/06/2020

The Big Bang, the award-winning film about the story of Emma Twyford climbing 9a, is now available to rent or buy online.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Live: the BMC team answer your questions

During these times of climbing and hill-walking lockdown, our dedicated team of staff has been giving weekly access updates and responding to your questions through a series of live Q&As on our Facebook page. Missed them at the time? Not to worry, you can catch up on all the answers here:
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Lockdown Wales: Stay Local

Wales has different regulations to England in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic and consequently, the rules on travel, exercise and where we can go and who we can climb with, are quite different to those on the English side of the border. The regulations and guidance in Wales were changed on Monday June 1st. Read on to see the current situation.
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Covid-19: June lockdown changes

Following the latest government announcements, some changes are due to be made to lockdown from Monday 1st June. The changes depend on which country you're based in. The BMC access team take a look at what these mean for climbers and hill walkers.
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Wild fires - how can you help?

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Wild fires - how can you help?

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29/05/2020

Throughout lockdown, the weather has been hot and dry. This is great news now that we can start to get outdoors, but there's a flip side: high fire risk. What can you do to help?
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First ascent of Kanchenjunga: 65 years ago this week

65 years ago this week, Joe Brown and George Band made the first ascent of Kanchenjunga (8,586m), the world's third highest peak. To mark this anniversary, you can now watch "An interview with Joe Brown" by Alun Hughes on the BMC YouTube channel. Sarah Stirling brings us the story of the first ascent of the mountain.
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Covid-19: Climbing hotspots to avoid in England

Since lockdown eased on 13 May, the vast majority of climbers around the country have been doing a fantastic job of spreading out and finding less popular crags to visit. But there are a number of hot spots where Covid-19 related access issues have arisen. These areas are worth treating very sensitively or, ideally, avoiding for the time being to prevent access problems in the future.
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25 mlwyddiant Caradoc ar y Copa

Gyda’r holl gysylltiadau rhwng Cymru a Chomolungma, ‘does ryfedd ein bod yn falch o bob cyfle i ddathlu llwyddiant y Cymro cyntaf i gyrraedd y copa. Pum mlynedd ar hugain yn ôl, ar 23 Mai 1995 y cyflawnodd Caradoc Jones o Bontrhydfendigaid y gamp honno.
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BMC AGM 2020

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BMC AGM 2020

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21/05/2020

This year, the BMC’s AGM is being held virtually using the platform GoToWebinar. You can join us on Saturday 13 June at 3pm to have your say on the running of the BMC, from the comfort of your own home.
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The Curious Story of the First Welsh Person to Summit Everest

25 years ago, Caradoc 'Crag' Jones became the first Welsh person to summit Everest, quite by accident. Don't miss his wonderful tale. "People did not have the cynicism about the mountain that exists now, it was still a 'worthy' aspiration! Two grand to cover costs and I could attempt it in any style I wanted. This was planned to be: no guide, no Sherpas for the actual climbing, no oxygen, just climbing one-to-one." It didn't work out quite that simply...
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Bird restrictions: can you climb there?

If you're heading out to the crags, don’t forget about the birds. With Covid-19 restrictions lifting in some areas, don't forget that there could be nesting birds on some climbs.
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Covid and the outdoors: Professor Ian Hall answers your questions

There's been a lot of speculation lately about how the virus is transmitted, especially when it comes to the outdoors. Sarah Stirling talks to Professor Ian Hall of Nottingham University to find out all the answers: Is 2m far enough? Is it a good idea to wear a buff in the outdoors? How long does the disease survive on wooden and metal stiles or a rock?
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