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“We did it!” £100,000 target reached for  Mend Our Mountains campaign

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

“We did it!” £100,000 target reached for Mend Our Mountains campaign

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20/05/2016

The BMC's campaign to fund eight urgent upland repair projects on some of Britain’s most iconic peaks has become the most successful crowdfunding appeal for mountain paths ever, reaching its target of £100,000.
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CLUBS

£21,000 available for BMC clubs again this year

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19/05/2016

Did you know that BMC-affiliated clubs can apply for financial support to help develop communications, buy equipment and provide instructor support to members?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

9 amazing outdoor experiences you can only get for the next 6 days (and counting)

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03/05/2016

Watch the sunset from Snowdon, get a whole season of mentored climbing or ride in a helicopter. But you'd better act soon.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Jasmin Paris destroys female Bob Graham Round record

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26/04/2016

Ultrarunner Jasmin Paris is reported to have smashed the women's record for running the grueling Bob Graham Round circuit of 42 Lake District fells. If confirmed, her time will be more than two-and-a-half hours faster than the former record set by Nicky Spinks in 2015.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

National Trust activity licence update

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24/04/2016

The National Trust recently announced the launch of a new activity licensing pilot scheme understandably led to widespread concern amongst the outdoor instructor community who use Trust land with their students. The BMC held a teleconference with the Trust to find out more about the scheme, discuss how this may negatively impact providers and present an initial case supporting free educational use of Trust land.
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GEAR

Black Diamond announce quality audit following further product recalls

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20/04/2016

Black Diamond have issued a recall for inspection for a number of products including Camalots, and have also announced a major quality audit of their production facilities and systems.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Trail running: 5 things I wish I'd known when starting out

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19/04/2016

Thinking of hitting the trails? We've got passionate trail runner Sarah Stirling with her five top tips seasoned runners wish they knew before starting, to give you that head start.
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LATEST WALKING VIDEOS

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

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One dog and his man

22/05/2013

While dogs might make us think about waggy tails and man’s best friend, some pooches can wreak havoc in the countryside both for natural inhabitants and other climbers. Let this film remind you of the need to make sure your dog is behaving himself. Good boy!
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SKILLS

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Water hazards in the mountains

15/12/2011

An extract from the Mountaineering Council of Scotland's 'Water Hazards in the Mountains' DVD.
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SKILLS

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What's in my backpack?

15/12/2011

MCofS Mountain Safety Adviser Heather Morning speaks to TGO magazine about essential equipment for carrying on a journey in the Scottish mountains.
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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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2525/04/2016Mid Wales Area Meeting
Wiff Waff Bar
2626/04/2016BMC Alpine Skills Lecture: Chester
University of Chester, Room 107, Binks Building
2727/04/2016Friends of the Lake District – Leaders Landscape Training
Broadrayne Farm
2828/04/2016BMC Alpine Skills Lecture: Newcastle
Newcastle University,
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303/05/2016BMC Alpine Skills Lecture: Birmingham
University of Birmingham,
404/05/2016BMC Alpine Skills Lecture: London
University College London
505/05/2016Doug Scott: Everest the Hard Way – Cranleigh
Cranleigh School
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707/05/2016TremFest 2016
Eric Jones' Cafe
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1010/05/2016Friends of the Lake District – Leaders Landscape Training
Bowness Knott car park
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1313/05/2016Training Novice Club Members weekend
Plas y Brenin
1414/05/2016Film screening: K2 Touching the Sky
Electric Palace Cinema
1515/05/2016Sandstone Open Meeting
Bowles Outdoor Centre
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1818/05/2016An Evening with Andy Kirkpatrick – Buxton
Pavilion Arts Centre
1919/05/2016Keswick Mountain Festival 2016
Crow Park
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2121/05/2016South West Area Meeting
The Hawkins Arms
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2323/05/2016Film screening: K2 Touching the Sky
Regent Street Cinema
2424/05/2016Friends of the Lake District – Leaders Landscape Training
Elterwater car park
2525/05/2016Alex Honnold: Flying Solo – Manchester
The Comedy Store
2626/05/2016Range West Briefing
Castlemartin Army Camp
2727/05/2016Alex Honnold: Flying Solo – Caernarfon
The Beacon Climbing Centre
2828/05/2016Range West Briefing
Castlemartin Army Camp
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101/06/2016London & SE Area Meeting & AGM and Jim Milledge talk
The Devereux
202/06/2016Come and Try Rock Climbing – Longshaw
Longshaw Estate
303/06/2016The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival – Sheffield
Sheffield Central Library
404/06/2016BMC Mountain First Aid Weekend – Hathersage
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