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BMC responds to Wales outdoor access consultation

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC responds to Wales outdoor access consultation

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04/09/2015

In July, the Welsh Government launched a far-reaching consultation on improving opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation. The BMC has produced a comprehensive response to the consultation, which ends on 2 October. You can have your say too.
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INTERNATIONAL

Top 5 autumn overseas trekking destinations

Grab your oversized pack, top up on sunscreen and head overseas to make this autumn of walking a memorable one.
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SKILLS

How to use GPS devices in the mountains safely

You may have a GPS nestling in the palm of your hand when you read this - but can you use it in the hills and mountains? Chris Townsend takes us through how to use GPS in the outdoors safely, whether on a standalone device or your phone.
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LOCAL AREAS

WiltonFest: pudding on the style

Don’t miss the north west’s premier climbing get-together of the year! The third annual BMC WiltonFest is on Saturday 5 September, and stars Steve McClure and a bed sheet, supported by beers, black puddings and a barbecue.
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Northumberland cleaners set sights on Peel Crag

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Northumberland cleaners set sights on Peel Crag

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03/08/2015

Three clean-ups at Crag Lough have brought many routes back into condition and the Northumberland crag is once again being enjoyed to the full. So this year, the focus is shifting to nearby Peel Crag for the annual crag restoration festival. Come and lend a hand on Saturday 5 September.
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LOCAL AREAS

Latest online news from the Peak Area

The September 2015 issue of the BMC Peak Area newsletter is now online, keeping you informed about what’s happening in the region, including the next BMC area meeting.
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GUIDEBOOKS

Lovin the left; Wilton One

Picked Wilton’s obvious plums but still keen for more of Lancashire’s finest quarry climbs? Well you’re in luck. In the mighty quarry’s far-flung reaches are a set of routes to match the best that the crag can offer. However they are all about conditions and clean-ness. But recent efforts by diligent locals means that now is the time to go and explore. Local expert, Dave Mann, give you his pick of the best dozen.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Hill hoards: the buried treasures unearthed in Britain’s wild places

In the wake of an important archaeological discovery at The Roaches, we take a look back at historic hoards found in the UK’s hills.
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Job vacancy: Mountain Training England Executive Officer

SKILLS

Job vacancy: Mountain Training England Executive Officer

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01/09/2015

Have you got what it takes to become Mountain Training England's new Executive Officer?
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LOCAL AREAS

Upcoming BMC area meeting dates

Come along to the next meeting in your area, to discuss the latest issues and get involved in the work of the BMC.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Take care around cows: warning for walkers

Each year there are reports of people who have been attacked, or even trampled to death, by cows whilst out walking or approaching crags. BMC member Simon Coldrick was badly injured after a cow attacked him as he led a fell race on the edge of Sheffield.
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COMPETITIONS

IFSC World Youth Championships - Arco, Italy

The 2015 IFSC World Youth Chaompionship are being held in the climbing mecca of Arco, Italy and for the first time are hosting all three competition climbing disciplines - Lead, Speed and Bouldering.
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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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303/09/2015London & SE Area Meeting and Dave Turnbull talk
The Devereux
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505/09/2015BMC WiltonFest 2015
Wilton 2 Quarry
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707/09/2015Yorkshire Area Meeting & Mountain Rescue talk
The Wheatley Arms
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909/09/2015Peak Area Meeting and Emma Flaherty talk
The Globe Inn
1010/09/2015Lakes Area Meeting
Penrith Leisure Centre
1111/09/2015Gower Climbing Festival 2015
Pitton Cross Caravan & Camping Park
1212/09/2015Holme Valley MRT Rescue Ramble - Marsden
Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team
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1818/09/2015Terry Abraham lecture: Living on the Fells – Ambleside
Cumbria University Ambleside campus
1919/09/2015BMC/MCofS – Junior Lead Cup Round 2 2015
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
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2222/09/2015Blencathra Fell Care Day
Blencathra
2323/09/2015Everest the Hard Way: 40th anniversary lecture – Oxford
Sheldonian Theatre
2424/09/2015Everest the Hard Way: 40th anniversary lecture – London
Royal Geographical Society
2525/09/2015Big Shakeout 2015
Thornbridge Outdoors
2626/09/2015Open Huts Weekend 2015
Various club huts in Snowdonia
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303/10/2015BLCC/BSCC & Junior Lead Cup Round 3 2015
Awesome Walls Sheffield Climbing Centre
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