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Notorious B.O.G: How a damaged trail is bringing outdoor tribes together in the Peak District

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Notorious B.O.G: How a damaged trail is bringing outdoor tribes together in the Peak District

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08/02/2018

It’s a trail described as “one of the jewels in the crown of UK mountain biking”, but the campaign to repair it is being backed by horse riders, runners, ramblers – and the BMC’s Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million campaign. We speak to mountain biker Chris Maloney about why it's so important.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Destroyed: Whitehouses relationships and rock

Whitehouses bouldering crag, a small but high quality gritstone venue in Yorkshire, has been irreparably damaged and a no climbing sign has been installed.
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COMPETITIONS

Climbing funding announced for Olympics by UK Sport

Hopes for a medal in the Olympic Games from the GB Climbing Team has risen further, after UK Sport announce plans to support Climbing with an award of up to £630,000, subject to approval of a plan and associated budget for this resource.
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COMPETITIONS

BMC Youth Climbing Series 2018 - Results here

The BMC Youth Climbing Series is a fun climbing competition for young people. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of young climbers nationwide.
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Scarred Scafell Pike: The struggle to control erosion on England’s highest mountain

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Scarred Scafell Pike: The struggle to control erosion on England’s highest mountain

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18/01/2018

With foot traffic at an all-time high, paths on England's highest mountain are being eroded faster than they can be repaired. We speak to Fix the Fells ranger Liam Prior about the huge challenge of getting the damage under control – and how the BMC and Mend Our Mountains is helping.
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MEMBERSHIP

For sick days: 15% off BMC Alpine & Ski Travel Insurance

For sick days: BMC Travel Insurance comes with £10 million emergency medical cover. And this winter, get 15% off all single-trip Alpine & Ski policies in Europe.
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SKILLS

Winter skills films series four: climbing grade III

Winter has come. It’s time to dust off your ice tools and polish your aspirations. And if you want to leave the easier gullies behind and head onto technical ground this season, then check out our new winter skills films.
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COMPETITIONS

BMC Youth Open Competitions 2018

The first event in the BMC competitions calendar takes place this week with Lead climbing at Awesome Walls Sheffield and Youth open Bouldering event taking place at the Depot Nottingham.
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HSE reviews climbing, hill walking and mountaineering provision

SKILLS

HSE reviews climbing, hill walking and mountaineering provision

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19/02/2018

BMC members are encouraged to submit their views on the review of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Emma Twyford climbs Mind Control

On Friday, 16 February, Emma Twyford redpointed Mind Control, a 50m 8c at Oliana, making her the 5th British female to climb a sport climb of this difficulty. We caught up with Emma to get the low down:
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

25 mistakes NOT to make when Scottish winter climbing

From the serious to the seriously funny, Greg Boswell, Uisdean Hawthorn, Ross Hewitt and other experienced Scottish winter climbers offer their top advice - on what NOT to do.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Have a wild Valentine’s: 14 dos and don’ts of wild camping

We’d like to wish everyone a wild Valentine’s Day! One way to make it even wilder is to enter our competition to win a lightweight tent and cooking set, perfect for spending a romantic evening with your loved one stargazing in a wild camp. We’re here to tell you a few dos and don’ts of wild camping.
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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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3030/01/2018BMC Cymru North Wales Area Meeting
Lodge Dinorwig
3131/01/2018BMC Lakes Area Meeting
Eagle and Child Inn
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505/02/2018BMC Yorkshire Area Meeting and free climbing session
The Leeds Wall
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707/02/2018BMC Midlands Area Meeting and Suzie Imber talk
Old Edwardians Sports Club
808/02/2018BMC North East Area Meeting and Area AGM
Newcastle Climbing Centre
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1010/02/2018Hoghton Quarry Clean-up Day
Hoghton Quarry
1111/02/2018BMC Cymru South Wales Area Meeting
Swansea University
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1515/02/2018BMC London & South East Area Meeting and Dan Mazur talk
The Old King's Head
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1818/02/2018BMC Big Bramble Bash – Avon Gorge
Avon Gorge Main Wall
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