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The Lost Summer: your latest issue of Summit is digital

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The Lost Summer: your latest issue of Summit is digital

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10/07/2020

We’re excited to bring you the latest issue of Summit magazine – with a twist. The Lost Summer: issue 98 is almost entirely a digital edition. Read on to discover more.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Members stories of the pandemic and mental health

The pandemic, lockdown and economic outlook has had a deep effect on many peoples mental health, from much higher anxiety to dealing with depression. We asked members to send in their story from dealing with the last few months and have been delighted in the response we have had, thanks so much to everyone who submitted theirs. In this article we share six of their stories.
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BMC ORGANISATION

BMC Member Engagement Webinar

The BMC is a membership organisation and the voice of its members sits at its heart. National Council, the body of elected volunteers who represent your views is evolving and we want to hear your feedback on the aims and objectives of the new Members’ Council.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Save moor this summer

This summer, all BMC UK travel insurance policies include a 15% donation to The Climate Project: our new project to help combat climate change.
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Wales: the lockdown eases

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wales: the lockdown eases

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03/07/2020

Welsh Government has announced that from Monday July 6th unlimited travel for all purposes is now allowed throughout Wales. This also includes travel to Wales from England and that all the closed areas of National Parks and other beauty spots will be open from that day.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Live: the BMC team answer your questions

During these times of climbing and hill-walking lockdown, our dedicated team of staff has been giving weekly access updates and responding to your questions through a series of live Q&As on our Facebook page. Missed them at the time? Not to worry, you can catch up on all the answers here:
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid-19: expert answers to outdoor questions

What's the right social distance? Where might local lockdowns be imposed? Will there be a second wave? Should you wear a mask outdoors? As lockdown eases, we ask Professor Ian Hall for the answers from an outdoor perspective. Ian is Director of the Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, a keen climber and a BMC member.
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COMPETITIONS

GB National Development Squad 2020: Update

Take a look at the update on the GB National Development Squad for 2021 whilst we navigate the easing of lockdown.
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Bolting Skills: new BMC TV film series

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Bolting Skills: new BMC TV film series

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28/06/2020

Ever wondered about the dark art of bolting? In association with the Cumbria Bolt Fund and Association of Mountain Instructors, BMC TV presents it's latest film series: bolting skills. So whether you're looking to brush up on your knowledge or are fascinated to find out how it's done, have a watch and learn - it's real drilling!
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Darkness Beckons: access and climbing in Cheddar Gorge

To say climbing in Somerset's iconic Cheddar Gorge is special is an huge understatement. It's rich history, jaw dropping landscape and many high quality routes ensure it's fame. But access to the south side of the Gorge is fragile and continued access relies upon climbers taking care to ensure they follow the agreements in place with the landowner, Cheddar Caves & Gorge. Mark Courtiour, our superstar BMC Cheddar Climbing Warden and Somerset Access Rep, reflects on what it has taken to get the current access gains we enjoy today, and why its so important to follow the restrictions that are in place...
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What do the 4 July lockdown changes mean for climbers and hill walkers?

Further easing of lockdown in England is taking place from 4 July. What will this mean for climbers and hill walkers? The BMC access team take a look.
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HUTS

Covid-19 and reopening huts

Mountain huts have been closed since the start of lockdown in March. The BMC wants to support clubs and other hut operators who are preparing to reopen over the coming weeks and months.
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