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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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HUTS

A sunny outlook for club huts?

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16/01/2018

The BMC Huts Group recently completed a survey of mountain huts run by affiliated clubs, with the aim of collecting up-to-date information which may be of use to hut managers and management committees. The results are discussed in more detail in the report below, but the overall conclusions are that many huts are on a sound financial footing and that plenty of huts have improvements either recently completed or scheduled for the near future.
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HUTS

2018 Annual General Meeting of the AMMH Management Committee

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16/01/2018

The 2018 AGM for the Alex MacIntyre Memorial hut is on Saturday 14th April.
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CLUBS

Training for club committee members

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16/01/2018

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

A guide to passive protection

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15/12/2017

Passive protection forms a key component in the equipment used by the traditional rock climber, the alpinist and the winter climber. If you'd like to find out more about nuts, hexentrics and the other varieties of passive protection on offer, then read on and download our free, handy guide.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Winter is Coming (and it's not just for guys)

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13/12/2017

Think you need to be macho to get out in winter? Think again. Mary-Ann Ochota profiles a week of winter training for female walkers, mountaineers and climbers, led by the country’s top female instructors.
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