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NEW: Helvellyn winter conditions monitoring system

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

NEW: Helvellyn winter conditions monitoring system

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04/01/2018

A new winter conditions monitoring system has been setup on the Red Tarn Face of Helvellyn, providing hourly temperature data for air and turf to help winter climbers assess likely conditions before arriving at the crag.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Deadline for objecting extended - BMC objects to proposed zipwire development at Thirlmere

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12/12/2017

A Planning Application has recently been submitted for a zipwire which could impact greatly on the landscape character and tranquillity of Thirlmere in the Lake District. The BMC is asking its members to write to the planning authority opposing these plans. Deadline for submissions is 12th January 2018.
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MEMBERSHIP

For sick days: 15% off BMC Alpine & Ski Travel Insurance

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03/12/2017

For sick days: BMC Travel Insurance comes with £10 million emergency medical cover. And this winter, get 15% off all single-trip Alpine & Ski policies in Europe.
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SKILLS

Winter skills films series four: climbing grade III

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29/11/2017

Winter has come. It’s time to dust off your ice tools and polish your aspirations. And if you want to leave the easier gullies behind and head onto technical ground this season, then check out our new winter skills films.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Alan Hinkes regales Westminster crowd to rally support for Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million

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24/11/2017

A plush Westminster room on a London evening may seem an unlikely place to be rallying support for our hills and mountains, but when you get about 130 avid outdoor fans together, chuck in some free wine and sprinkle a few Alan Hinkes jokes, it does the trick.
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HUTS

A sunny outlook for club huts?

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16/01/2018

The BMC Huts Group recently completed a survey of mountain huts run by affiliated clubs, with the aim of collecting up-to-date information which may be of use to hut managers and management committees. The results are discussed in more detail in the report below, but the overall conclusions are that many huts are on a sound financial footing and that plenty of huts have improvements either recently completed or scheduled for the near future.
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HUTS

2018 Annual General Meeting of the AMMH Management Committee

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16/01/2018

The 2018 AGM for the Alex MacIntyre Memorial hut is on Saturday 14th April.
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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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