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BMC Student Safety Seminar 2019

YOUTH & EQUITY

BMC Student Safety Seminar 2019

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11/03/2019

The BMC Student Safety and Good Practice Seminar is a must if you're involved in running a student climbing, hill walking or mountaineering club. The seminar will be held at Plas y Brenin in North Wales on Saturday 12th and Sunday the 13th of October 2019.
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Training with the GB National Development Squad 2019

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06/03/2019

In early January, the newly selected 2019 GB National Development Squad gathered at Kendal Wall. In store for the young guns was the first of four training weekends, and the first of such weekends to be organised by recently appointed Talent Development Coordinators, Lu Whittaker and Tim Cunnington. Here's a parent's perspective from attendee David Xiberras.
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GB National Development Squad Selection Policy 2020

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06/03/2019

Following a scheduled annual review, the selection policy for the 2020 GB National Development Squad is now ready for publication. The BMC is grateful for the feedback received on last year’s selection process; all points submitted were considered and evaluated against the purpose of the Squad. This article seeks to explain the main changes for the 2020 squad selection.
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YCS 2019: Round 4 Start Times

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28/02/2019

We hope you’re all looking forward to the fourth round of the BMC Youth Climbing Series 2019 on Saturday 23 March. The format for the roped rounds is; four or five roped climbs (depending on your region), one attempt per climb, up to six minutes on each climb. Youth E and D will be top roping and youth C, B and A will be lead climbing. You can find the start times for your region below.
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The Rab CWIF 2019 international crusher line-up

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27/02/2019

The Rab CWIF returns this weekend, 2-3 March, at Sheffield’s world-renowned climbing wall, The Climbing Works, with a huge line-up of international rock climbing superstars. It's the start of the 2019 competition season in a year when many hope to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, where Sport Climbing will make its debut.
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Report: The BMC Youth Open Bouldering Competition 2019

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21/02/2019

Keep them coming! The BMC Youth Open Bouldering competition last weekend was absolutely buzzing. Loads of psyche from all our young guns and loads of laughs. Here's what went down and the full results.
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YCS 2019: Round 3 Start Times

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14/02/2019

We hope you’re all looking forward to the third round of the Youth Climbing Series 2019 on Saturday 2 March. The format for the boulder round is three hours, ten problems and five attempts per problem. You can find the start times for your region below.
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LATEST INDOOR CLIMBING VIDEOS

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Deadly quickdraws

25/07/2013

Avoid dangerous quickdraw combinations using open slings and rubber keepers. This video highlights the issues, read the full article here: http://www.thebmc.co.uk/deadly-quickdraws-open-sling-rubber-band-accident?s=2
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Caring for equipment

23/01/2013

Taken from the BMC Rock Essentials DVD, this film explains the basic steps needed to make sure that your climbing gear such rope, harness and helmet is safe to use. It shows some useful tips on how and when to check your gear, when to retire it, and where to get more information from manufacturers. More on the Rock Essentials DVD here: thebmc.co.uk/rock-climbing-essentials-dvd?s=2
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Dan Middleton: testing to destruction at Kendal

23/11/2012

How strong is your climbing equipment? Witness the destruction as the BMC's Technical and Safety Officer Dan Middleton takes his sling-breaker roadshow to the Kendal Film Festival
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202/03/2019BMC London & SE Area Hill Walk – Surrey Hills
Haslemere rail station
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1212/03/2019BMC Cymru North Wales Area Meeting
YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass
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1515/03/2019Climbing 4 All Charity Fundraiser
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1616/03/2019BMC South West Area Meeting
The Quay Climbing Centre
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1919/03/2019A BRIEF GOLDEN LIGHT
Skiddaw Hotel
2020/03/2019BMC Peak Area Meeting
The Maynard
2121/03/2019BMC London & South East Area Meeting & Olie Hunter Smart talk
The Old King's Head
2222/03/2019ShAFF: Sheffield Adventure Film Festival sponsored by the BMC
The Showroom Cinema
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2525/03/2019BMC Yorkshire Area Meeting
The Wheatley Arms
2626/03/2019Dennis Gray lecture: A History of Climbing in West Yorkshire – London
The Alpine Club
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3030/03/2019Climbers Against Cancer: Mountain March fundraising weekend
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3131/03/2019BMC AGM 2019
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606/04/2019Youth Open Lead Competition
Big Depot Climbing
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