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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Welsh mountains, waterfalls and coasts close

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01/04/2020

Due to Wales' devolved power to manage its own countryside access, the coronavirus lockdown has unfolded a little differently there than in England and Scotland. Following 'The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020', which came into force on 26 March, many of Snowdonia's mountains are now closed, even to locals, as is much of Pembrokeshire's coastal path; likewise for many peaks and the whole of Waterfall Country in the Brecon Beacons.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wales access update: March 2020

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10/03/2020

In advance of the March BMC area meetings, access and conservation officer for Wales, Elfyn Jones provides an update on recent work and developments in Wales.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Pembroke: Range West dates 2020

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02/03/2020

Spring is fast approaching and for many the sea cliffs of Pembrokeshire are calling. To access some of the best adventurous sea-cliff climbing in Wales many climbers head to Range West on the Castlemartin Army Range.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Area Chair's Report - BMC Cymru (Gogledd): March 2020

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01/03/2020

In advance of the March BMC area meetings, Cymru North Wales Chair Tim Jepson shares his thoughts on the future of the BMC in Wales, international standards, and the challenges of climate change.
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INTERNATIONAL

Wild Welsh Adventure: BMC International Summer Climbing Meet 2019

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11/07/2019

Our International Meets are week-long gatherings of climbers from all over the world, with the aim to showcase the uniqueness of British climbing and connect climbers from across the globe. Find out a bit more about them from local hosts and international attendees below!
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Tremadog Rockfall: Big changes

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14/06/2019

The classic VS climbs, Shadrach and the Brothers at Craig Bwlch y Moch are sadly no more. As previously reported, some very loose dangerous blocks were identified on these routes. After a thorough inspection, the BMC had no option but to commission a professional rock-engineering company to remove the blocks. Further works remain to be done and the area remains unstable - keep clear until the works are completed!
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COMPETITIONS

British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships 2019

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07/06/2019

Let's get pumped up! The second of our major National Championships featuring both the BLCC and BSCC is scheduled to take place at the Beacon Climbing Centre in North Wales on 21-22 September 2019. Find out what you need to do to join.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Meet Lisa Watson: female winner of the legendary Dragon's Back Race

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05/06/2019

Sheffield-based Lisa Watson was hoping to get round the gruelling Dragon's Back Race last month - she never expected to top the female podium. One of the world's toughest mountain races, it's a 315 km, five-day journey along the spine of Wales from North to South. We find out more about Lisa, how the race went, and her tips for anyone thinking of entering next year. She's definitely one to watch.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Tremadog warning: Updated

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10/05/2019

BMC has been warned of a very large unstable and dangerous block on the route Shadrach at Craig Bwlch y Moch, Tremadog. It is strongly advised that the routes Shadrach and Brothers are not climbed. This is an update following inspections - do not climb these routes!
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC campaign wins open access to the Welsh coast

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11/04/2019

In a big win for a key part of a long-running BMC campaign to improve access in Wales, walkers and climbers should be able to freely access coastal areas and sea cliffs as a part of a shake-up of access law recently announced by the Welsh Government.
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