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Scrambling in winter: tips and tricks for efficiency

SKILLS

Scrambling in winter: tips and tricks for efficiency

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07/01/2020

In winter, Britain's bristling ridges are transformed. The heart-stopping exposure remains but the crowds depart. The challenges are heightened – a changeable array of snow, ice, rain and wind – but so, too, is the beauty. Scrambling in winter is a step up in every way: here are some tips from the pros for getting it right.
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MEMBERSHIP

15% off annual BMC Alpine & Ski Travel Insurance in Europe

In a tight spot? BMC Travel Insurance is serious about making sure our members are covered for any occurrence, which is why we provide £10 million emergency medical cover. And to sweeten the deal, this winter from 1 January get 15% off all annual Alpine & Ski policies in Europe.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC Hill Walking Event 2020

Bookings are now open for the BMC Hill Walking Event 2020!
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INTERNATIONAL

Alpinism gets recognition from UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of humanity

Alpinism has been added to UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). But what will it mean for those who take part in the sport, mountain guides or those who live in an alpine environment? Katy Dartford reports.
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Plas y Brenin: exclusive BMC member discounts

MEMBERSHIP

Plas y Brenin: exclusive BMC member discounts

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13/12/2019

We’ve been working on some special offers for BMC members with our partners at Plas y Brenin, the National Outdoor Centre. Keep reading to discover how to access discounted skills courses for yourself or get a great deal when you take your club to Plas y Brenin.
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COMPETITIONS

BMC Youth Climbing Series 2020

The BMC Youth Climbing Series is a climbing competition for young people. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of young climbers nationwide.
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INTERNATIONAL

How will Brexit affect travel insurance?

Deal or no deal? The UK leaving the EU, with or without a deal, will change the way Brits travel to and from the UK. What does Brexit mean for our holidays? And how will it affect travel insurance? Find out more here.
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COMPETITIONS

GB Climbing Welfare Support Plan

To support GB Climbing athletes' well-being, a welfare support plan has been written to promote a psychologically safe environment whilst developing a high performance culture.
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 BMC Climbing charity fundraiser 2020

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC Climbing charity fundraiser 2020

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09/01/2020

Are you ready? Climbing4all is back in 2020! The BMC is running a fundraising campaign from 23-29 March 2020 to help a number of UK-based charities which involve the medium of climbing and the outdoors. Teams from schools, universities, climbing clubs and individuals can sign up to raise money for one of the charities through one of our climbing challenges or make up their own.
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CLUBS

Training for club committee members

This programme aims to provide training and advice to members and officers on club committees.
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BMC ORGANISATION

BMC Board of Directors: November 2019 meeting summary

A scheduled meeting of the Board was held on 25 November (13:00 until 18:15), with some matters needing to be referred to a subsequent phone meeting.
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CLUBS

How to train novice members in your club, winter skills

It's not too early to start thinking about winter! This popular training event will be returning on 1-2 February 2020 to offer training and support to experienced club members when taking novice club members out in winter conditions.
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