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Why the threat to Scotland's mountains could be bigger than you think

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Why the threat to Scotland's mountains could be bigger than you think

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31/03/2015

Do mountain-lovers in the rest of the UK realise how quickly Scotland's wild land is disappearing? With a windfarm the size of Perth possibly about to be built next to the Cairngorms, we spoke to David Gibson, head of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, about what his organisation are doing to stand up for the mountains.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

See exclusive teasers of Terry Abraham’s new film at BMC meeting

The maker of the hit documentary ‘Life of a Mountain: A year on Scafell Pike’ will be showing exclusive clips of his upcoming new film about Blencathra at a BMC meeting in the Peak District.
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INTERNATIONAL

Climbing in his DNA: Tom Ballard ticks project Starlight and Storm

Tom Ballard has just become the first person to solo the six great north faces of the Alps in one winter season. Most have never heard of this hardcore under-the-radar climber, but mountains - this very project even - seem to be in his DNA... Tom talks dealing with doubts, death, his famous mother, the selfishness of soloing, and why the mainstream media doesn't understand climbing.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

This Girl Can: Instagram

Want to win a climbing session with top climbers and BMC ambassadors Shauna Coxsey, Hazel Findlay, Fran Brown or Molly Thompson-Smith? To celebrate the This Girl Can campaign, we’re launching a brand-new Instagram competition.
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You're invited: BMC annual gathering in North Wales

BMC ORGANISATION

You're invited: BMC annual gathering in North Wales

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18/03/2015

Join us at Plas y Brenin in North Wales for the BMC's annual weekend AGM gathering (24-26 April). The actual AGM takes place at 10.30 on Saturday 25 April 2015 followed by a programme of informal events and opportunities to get out to walk, climb and socialise with other BMC members.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

May 2015: Let’s make this the Outdoor Election

There are huge benefits to getting outdoors for the health, wealth and happiness of the nation - but are politicians listening? With the election looming, we are launching a campaign to make the 2015 election the ‘Outdoor Election.’
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Fierce creatures: 5 critters you don’t want to meet on the hill

The British hills might be free of grizzlies and cougars, but there are still a few terrors lurking in the heather. Keep a wary eye out for these surprisingly scary beasties.
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BMC ORGANISATION

BMC National Council: summary of February 2015 meeting

The 42nd meeting of the BMC National Council took place on Saturday 7 February 2015 in Torquay. A summary of the meeting is available to download.
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Lights, camera, adventure! Six of the best film set walks

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Lights, camera, adventure! Six of the best film set walks

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27/03/2015

Why pay through the nose to visit the sets of your favourite films when you can stroll right through them for free? Here’s our pick of the UK’s top mountainous movie locations.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Mental Health Charter signed by BMC

The BMC has signed The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation to help remove stigma and prejudice around mental health.
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CLUBS

Club meets for new members: do

Thinking of running a meet to attract new members to you club? Follow these handy hints for success.
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MEMBERSHIP

Stay cool at the crag this summer with the new BMC trad tee-shirts

Spring is definitely in the air this week, and that's got us looking forward to summer - so our sell-out summer trad tees are back. Pre-order yours from the BMC shop now!
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LATEST BMC VIDEOS

INTERNATIONAL

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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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1111/04/2015Incident Management Seminar
Council Chambers
1212/04/2015Skyline MC Outdoor Climbing Day
Stanage Edge
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1515/04/2015Peak Area Meeting & Terry Abraham presentation
The Maynard
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1919/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Caernarfon)
Beacon Climbing Centre
2020/04/2015Yorkshire Area Meeting
The Wheatley Arms
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2222/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Exeter)
Quay Climbing Centre
2323/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Cardiff)
Boulders Climbing Centre
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2525/04/2015BMC AGM 2015
Plas y Brenin
2626/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Birmingham)
Redpoint Climbing Centre
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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