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COMPETITIONS

The final results of the GB Paraclimbing Series 2018

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14/12/2018

Full of grins, gurns, and a whole load of psyched athletes, the Paraclimbing series returned in 2018 with four rounds across the country. Here's how it all went.
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MEMBERSHIP

BMC office: Christmas and New Year closure

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14/12/2018

The BMC office closes for Christmas and New Year at 12.30pm on Monday 24 December 2018 and will reopen at 9.00am on Wednesday 2 January 2019. For information about BMC Travel Insurance during the holiday period, read on.
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COMPETITIONS

Montane sponsor new-format GB Ice Climbing Team

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12/12/2018

The BMC is pleased to announce that Montane is supporting the GB Ice Climbing Team as the official kit sponsor for the next two competition seasons.
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COMPETITIONS

2019 National Competition Schedule

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10/12/2018

The BMC is pleased to present the Calendar for National competitions in 2019.
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COMPETITIONS

Climbing listed to receive backing by Aspiration Fund for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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07/12/2018

The new Olympic sport of climbing will receive £192,500 investment from the Aspiration Fund along with 14 other sports.
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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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INTERNATIONAL

Welsh trad climbing: join the BMC International Meet 2019

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04/12/2018

Connect with international friends, climb with like-minded people, go wild over Welsh trad: the BMC International Meet 2019 is returning to North Wales.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Introducing Connor Hearson, 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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BMC ORGANISATION

How to: Give feedback on the work of the ODG

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03/12/2018

The Organisational Development Group (ODG) wants to hear from you! There's now a website where you can find all the documents relating to the work the ODG has done so far, and you can comment on each document and article. Find out how to give your feedback:
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Frances Bensley: the third British woman to boulder 8B

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03/12/2018

Frances Bensley has repeated the boulder problem Fat Lip 8B at Raven Tor in Miller's Dale, a route first climbed by Steve McClure in 2007. She is only the third British woman to climb the grade: the others were Shauna Coxsey and Mina Leslie-Wujastyk. Frances also redpointed her first 8b+ sport route this year, in Siurana. Does she have any tips for us, in general and for this route? Apparently it's all about wearing a particular climbing shoe on your right foot!
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