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YOUTH & EQUITY

Guidance for new outdoor climbers

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14/05/2020

As the lockdown comes to an end in parts of the UK and many climbing walls remain shut it could mean that more people than usual are thinking about venturing outdoors to get their climbing fix. This article is aimed at giving some general advice for people who wish to make the transition.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

BMC achieves Intermediate level of the Equality Standard for Sport

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30/04/2020

We've just heard that the BMC has been awarded the Intermediate level of the Equality Standard for Sport. This is a framework for assisting sports organisations to widen their access and reduce inequalities in sport and physical activity, from under-represented individuals, groups and communities.
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WALLS

Reopening the walls: a message from the Association of British Climbing Walls

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30/04/2020

The Association of British Climbing Walls is leading an initiative to develop a set of guidelines to get walls open again safely. Working very closely through the Outdoor Industries Association and with UK Active, the ABC is conducting research in order to provide a solid foundation for the recommendations that will follow.
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COMPETITIONS

Shauna Coxsey reconfirmed for Team GB in 2021 Olympics

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30/04/2020

Sport Climber Shauna Coxsey is the latest athlete to be reconfirmed as selected for Team GB for the Tokyo Olympic Games, following its postponement.
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CLUBS

Club development during lockdown

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26/04/2020

We’re stuck inside at the moment and most ‘normal’ club activities are on hold, but that doesn’t mean that clubs can’t consider improving their systems and structures during lockdown.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The Art of Indoor Mountaineering

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20/04/2020

We are starting to hear reports of a new discipline of mountaineering emerging from the depths of people's homes...indoor mountaineering. This niche new endeavour involves a lot of determination, endurance and imagination. Ben Aldridge is one of the few early Everest stair-summiteers of the season. Here's his expedition report:
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CLUBS

Supporting club members during lockdown

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17/04/2020

All over the country, club life has ground to a halt as huts are closed and meets are cancelled. But many clubs are pulling together to look out for one another and showing that social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation.
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COMPETITIONS

Update: on CCPG work

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15/04/2020

Updates are available here on GB Climbing, the newly formed internal department of the BMC designated with looking after and giving future direction to all things connected with Competition Climbing.
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COMPETITIONS

Growth Plate Stress Fractures in Teenage Climbers

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15/04/2020

A guide for parents, coaches, GPs and hand surgeons
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CLUBS

Covid-19, clubs, huts and financial support

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09/04/2020

The BMC is working with clubs to help them benefit from financial help that is available during these difficult times. Over the past two weeks a wide range of support has been announced, and in this article we detail some of the financial assistance that clubs could look towards, particularly those clubs with huts.
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