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Women in Adventure Film Competition 2020 is launching and you’re invited!

PRESS

Women in Adventure Film Competition 2020 is launching and you’re invited!

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12/06/2019

To celebrate the launch of the 6th annual Women in Adventure Film Competition we're putting on a night of films, talks and workshops!
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mountain Rescue Chairman and British Mountain Guide awarded MBE

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10/06/2019

Congratulations to Mountain Rescue England and Wales Chairman Mike France and British Mountain Guide Rob Collister who have both been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Mental wellbeing and the outdoors

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10/06/2019

Why do you climb? From getting stronger and ticking off projects to spending time with our friends, we all have our reasons. However, there is increasing evidence that activities like climbing, mountaineering and hiking are good for our minds as well as our bodies.
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INTERNATIONAL

What is to blame? Thoughts on Everest from Ricky Munday

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05/06/2019

What is to blame? Overcrowding? Budget operators? Or maybe inexperience? Despite being barely begun, it is already the fourth deadliest season on Mount Everest as 11 climbers have perished. Ricky Munday gives us his thoughts on the potential reasons behind the high toll of lives already claimed by the world's tallest mountain.
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SKILLS

Near-miss and incident reporting system goes live

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11/04/2019

The BMC has launched an Incident and Near-miss reporting system for walkers, climbers and mountaineers in partnership with Mountaineering Scotland and Mountaineering Ireland.
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CLUBS

Club snippets

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20/06/2019

Want a quick check on the latest club news? Find it here.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The Time is Now: a mass lobby for climate, nature and people

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20/06/2019

Less than a week to go to the mass lobby! Over 15,000 people have already signed up and it's set to be the biggest lobby for climate and environment in UK history. The Time Is Now is a mass lobby for climate, nature and people taking place on Wednesday 26 June, filling the streets of Westminster, to tell our MPs that the time is now to take action for our climate and the environment.
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LATEST MOUNTAINEERING VIDEOS

GEAR

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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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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

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Climbing Information Films: Birds

08/02/2013

Don't ruffle feathers by ignoring climbing restrictions this spring. The consequences could be owl-ful. Find out about latest crag access at thebmc.co.uk/rad or download our new android app at thebmc.co.uk/androidrad.
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GEAR

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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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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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404/06/2019BMC Cymru North Wales Area Meeting
Conwy Brewery
505/06/2019BMC Lakes Area Meeting
Kendal Wall
606/06/2019BMC London & South East Area Meeting & Nick Colton talk
The Old King's Head
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808/06/2019BMC / BMMS First Aid & Mountain Medicine Weekend
Hathersage
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1212/06/2019BMC Peak Area Meeting & Tim Birch talk
The Maynard
1313/06/2019BMC North East Area Meeting
Newcastle Climbing Centre
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1717/06/2019BMC Yorkshire Area Meeting
The Wheatley Arms
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2222/06/2019BMC Junior British Bouldering Championships
Harrowall
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2929/06/2019BMC London & SE Area hill walk & litter pick – the Chilterns
Princes Risborough rail station
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606/07/2019La Sportiva BMC British Bouldering Championships / Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger Festival
707/07/2019West Bromwich MC coach meet – Patterdale (open invitation to BMC members)
Edward Street car park

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