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Weekend warning: Ben Nevis is plastered in snow

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Weekend warning: Ben Nevis is plastered in snow

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22/05/2015

On the eve of the Bank Holiday weekend, the top of Scotland's highest mountain is covered in snow two metres deep. Walkers planning to climb it are urged to be cautious.
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LOCAL AREAS

London calling: BMC area seeks new volunteers

We’re running an important volunteer recruitment drive in the BMC London & South East Area, so if you live in the region and want to put something back into the activities you love, read on.
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INTERNATIONAL

Tributes to a visionary: Dean Potter dies BASE jumping

"It breaks my heart to have lost yet another - the Silver Back of the tribe no less - to the beautiful but devastating game of wing suit proximity flying..." – Leo Houlding. The climbing and BASE jumping communities are mourning the loss of their Dark Wizard this week. Dean Potter (43) and his friend Graham Hunt (29) died in a BASE jumping accident, after leaping from a 7,500 ft promontory called Taft Point in Yosemite. Leo Houlding, Hazel Findlay, Tom Randall and others pay tribute.
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INTERNATIONAL

Another Nepal quake: climbers turned aid workers tell how you can help

When their expeditions were aborted by the first major earthquake, a number of mountaineers decided to stay in Nepal and help with aid work. Here two of them describe the aftermath of the second earthquake. It hit just 42 miles west of Namche Bazaar, the last big town on the walking trail to Everest.
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Nepal rocked by second earthquake: needs your help

INTERNATIONAL

Nepal rocked by second earthquake: needs your help

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12/05/2015

A second powerful earthquake has hit Nepal, just over a fortnight since the original tremor killed over 8,000 people and caused dramatic avalanches on Everest.
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INTERNATIONAL

Lend a hand: donate unique items to BMC eBay auction for Nepal

In response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the BMC is calling on mountaineers and the wider outdoor community to pledge items for an exciting charity auction to raise funds for the people of Nepal.
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GUIDEBOOKS

Peak Limestone North: shining brighter than a Stoney foothold

Like the lime? You'll love Peak Limestone North: the new definitive guide to Peak limestone by the BMC guidebook team. Coming very soon.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Midlands Paraclimbing Competition 2015

The West Midlands Paraclimbing Competition will take place on 6 June at Wolf Mountain in Wolverhampton.
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New Rock Climbers

SKILLS

New Rock Climbers

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21/05/2015

Packed with tips for climbing outside, our free booklet New Rock Climbers is a must for the budding rock climber.
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HUTS

Weekend booking at the Whillans hut

How does waking up, having breakfast and then climbing a route less than 100 metres from your door sound? The Don Whillans hut sits underneath the Roaches and due to a late cancellation, is available for a weekend booking at short notice. So, don't delay, book the hut today!
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INTERNATIONAL

Dean Potter 1972-2015

One of the world's most notable rock climbers, highliners and BASE jumpers, 43-year old Dean Potter, was killed on Saturday the 16th May when attempting a wingsuit flight from Taft Point on the southern rim of Yosemite Valley.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

BMC Equity Symposium a great success

Participants enjoyed a weekend of lectures, discussions and practical workshops, organised by The BMC, Mountain Training and the Mosaic Network.
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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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2323/05/2015South Wales Area Meeting
Bosherton Village Hall
2424/05/2015Envirotrek North Wales
Padarn Country Park,
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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
BEST WESTERN PLUS Manor Hotel
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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