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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Climbing higher: a look back at a massive year for Mend Our Mountains

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24/12/2018

Don’t be fooled – something good actually happened in 2018. With your help, Mend Our Mountains has raised more than £600,000 over the course of a year packed with spectacular events, magnificent individual efforts and big pledges of support. Here are seven of the highlights.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Freeze forecast: live Lake District winter conditions monitoring

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28/11/2018

Did you know that you can check the winter conditions in the Lake District from anywhere? There are live monitoring systems on Great End - one of the most reliable Lakes winter crags, and another on Helvellyn - an incredibly popular but also botanically sensitive winter venue.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Pembroke: 2018 success and 2019 Range West

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07/01/2019

Climbers and wildlife both had a great year at Pembrokeshire in 2018. With some great ascents, a successful bird and seal breeding year and climbers sticking to the agreed restrictions, it was a "win-win" for all! Read on also for details of the 2019 Range West access briefings.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Hill Walking Symposium Report

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01/01/2019

Stu Smith, BMC Lakes Area Hill Walking Representative, attended this symposium in November 2018 and attached is his report on this first such event
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

John Muir Trust Glenridding Summary Annual Report

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01/01/2019

This report summarises, mostly environmental work, undertaken on Glenridding Common in 2018 by the John Muir Trust (JMT) in its first full year of a three year lease from the National Park Authority.
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Dave Bishop: 1938-2018

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20/12/2018

We are sad to announce that BMC access volunteer, friend and all round hero Dave “Bish” Bishop passed away suddenly following a heart attack on 4 December.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Future Access to Harrison's Rocks Isolated Buttress

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20/12/2018

The full report detailing the options and decisions taken by the BMC's Land Management Group and Harrison's Rocks Management Group regarding future access to the Isolated Buttress is now available.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Have your say on the future of our National Parks and AONBs in England

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04/12/2018

The Landscapes Review of designated landscapes (as outlined in Defra's 25 Year Environment Plan) was launched in May this year and an independent panel was set up to try and find out what the public think works well and what could be improved in England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).
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Introducing Connor Herson, youngest person to free the Nose, and Dad Jim

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04/12/2018

Yosemite climbing has come a long way since 1958, when the first ascent of the Nose was established over 47 days of aid-climbing. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first free ascent of the Nose – achieved by Lynn Hill in ’93 (“It goes, boys!”) – and a new record has just been set. Connor Herson has, at 15, become the youngest person to free-climb the route. According to his Dad, “Most importantly, no days of school were missed in the sending of this route!” Connor climbed it over three days starting on November 17.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Hill Walking Symposium: freedom, adventure, environment and community

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28/11/2018

Greater access freedoms, richer landscapes, and a more vibrant, engaged and adventurous outdoor community. This is the inspiring vision which emerged after 50 people converged on the Peak District last weekend for the first ever BMC Hill Walking Symposium.
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