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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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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Harrison's Isolated Buttress - the bridge decision

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04/01/2018

Following an extensive period of observation, public debate at Sandstone Open Meetings and internal discussion and a vote within the Harrison’s Rocks Management Group (HRMG), the decision has been taken to install a bridge to the Isolated Buttress at Harrison’s Rocks.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

NEW: Helvellyn winter conditions monitoring system

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04/01/2018

A new winter conditions monitoring system has been setup on the Red Tarn Face of Helvellyn, providing hourly temperature data for air and turf to help winter climbers assess likely conditions before arriving at the crag.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Deadline for objecting extended - BMC objects to proposed zipwire development at Thirlmere

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12/12/2017

A Planning Application has recently been submitted for a zipwire which could impact greatly on the landscape character and tranquillity of Thirlmere in the Lake District. The BMC is asking its members to write to the planning authority opposing these plans. Deadline for submissions is 12th January 2018.
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MEMBERSHIP

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

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03/12/2017

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

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29/11/2017

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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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Alan Hinkes regales Westminster crowd to rally support for Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million

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24/11/2017

A plush Westminster room on a London evening may seem an unlikely place to be rallying support for our hills and mountains, but when you get about 130 avid outdoor fans together, chuck in some free wine and sprinkle a few Alan Hinkes jokes, it does the trick.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mend Our Mountains returns with £1 million target for Britain’s best-loved landscapes

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16/11/2017

The award-winning, headline-grabbing campaign which raised more than £100,000 to repair Britain’s hills and mountains has returned – and is raising its sights ten times higher.
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BMC ORGANISATION

BMC Commercial Partnerships update

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18/01/2018

2018 could be an exciting year for BMC partnerships. Simon Lee, BMC commercial partnerships manager, takes a look at what’s planned.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Returning for 2018: BMC Members' Handbook Photo Competition

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18/01/2018

Are you a photography enthusiast? Or maybe you just can’t help taking pictures of the outdoors? Either way, we’re inviting all our members to send in your best photo! All entries to our 2018 Members' Photo Competition have the chance to win awesome prizes from our recommended retail partners Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock, and the best photos even get published in this year's Handbook.
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