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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Access conference: Changing behaviours requires inspiration, dialogue and trust

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04/12/2019

Be better as a community of outdoor representatives to share good practice messages. This was one of the key messages from the BMC conference on Changing Behaviours.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Interview: Buster Martin, second Brit to climb 9a+

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28/11/2019

On November 17th, Buster Martin became the second Brit to climb a confirmed 9a+. The route was the 15m First Ley in Margalef, Catalonia, a Chris Sharma route. We find out more about him, and what's next.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Remembering Andy Pollitt

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19/11/2019

Andy Pollitt, pioneering rock star who put up some of the hardest British routes of the 80s and 90s, died from a stroke a week ago. Sarah Stirling speaks to his childhood friend, Jerry Moffatt, and gathers some brilliant stories from Andy's climbing life. There will be a memorial service on Sunday December 1 in Sheffield. Jerry Moffatt told us: "All welcome. It's going to be a great event for climbers to get together."
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Outdoor sport climbing days for young people

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05/12/2019

This is a one day outdoor sport climbing course for 11-17 year olds who are confidently leading on indoor climbing walls. As well as being a fun day out climbing the course will cover key safety skills for both the participant and the parent. For more information about climbing outdoors read the parents guide by clicking the link below:
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Outdoor trad climbing days for young people

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05/12/2019

This is a one day outdoor trad climbing course for 11-17 year olds who are confidently leading on indoor climbing walls. As well as being a fun day out climbing the course will cover key safety skills for both the participant and the parent. This type of climbing is what is predominantly practiced on British crags. For more information for parents about climbing read the Parents guide to climbing by clicking the link below:
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Hazel Findlay climbs Magic Line, her hardest and most beautiful route yet

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26/11/2019

Within just six weeks, Hazel Findlay has successfully headpointed Magic Line 5.14c R in Yosemite Valley, a 35m crack which she describes as the 'hardest and most beautiful line' she has tried and equivalent to 'E10 for sure'. It can be hard to directly translate top-end American grades, but this is an 8c trad route. Hazel added, "To give you an idea of how hard this route was for me, the lower boulder crux is the hardest boulder problem I’ve ever done."
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to Make an Outdoor Film Part 1: Filming

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21/11/2019

Feeling inspired by Kendal Mountain Film Festival and the Brit Rock Film Tour but not sure where to start? In this two-part series, award-winning outdoor filmmakers Alastair Lee and Natasha Brooks offer their top tips.
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CLUBS

Training for club committee members

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21/11/2019

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

BMC steps up at Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

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18/11/2019

It’s been another sensational Kendal Mountain Festival (KMF) with some of the best films, events and moments we’ve ever seen. Thanks to everyone that came down to our stand, we think we had the most successful KMF yet! We were on fire so let’s check out the highlights:
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Emma Twyford ticks Fish Eye 8c and begins project 9a+

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12/11/2019

Having recently become the first British woman to climb 9a (look out for our upcoming film, The Big Bang, showing at Kendal Mountain Film Festival this weekend), you'd be forgiven for thinking Emma might be taking a well-earned rest. Instead, she set off on a week's holiday to Oliana in Spain in search of a harder project.
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