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Changing behaviours access conference 2019

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Changing behaviours access conference 2019

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10/09/2019

This year the BMC access conference on Thursday 14 November will look at how we can influence positive behaviour in the outdoors in order to continue to care for the places we love.
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SKILLS

Make your winter count

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18/09/2019

We've joined forces with our friends at Lowe Alpine to bring you #MakeWinterCount - a season of winter skills films and lectures culminating in a social media competition.
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CLUBS

Club snippets

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17/09/2019

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

Are the Alps falling down?

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12/09/2019

Are the Alps falling down? IFMGA Mountain Guide Andy Perkins has a stark warning about the impact of climate change on the Alps: “I don’t have children but if I did I wouldn’t persuade them to be mountain guides. I’d be saying ‘Get your yacht sailing ticket...'" Katy Dartford interviews Andy to find out more.
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GENERAL

Participation survey

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10/09/2019

The BMC is researching the participation habits of its members and the wider mountaineering community.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Keep On Rambling and continue campaigning

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09/09/2019

This year is the 70th anniversary of the 1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act, legislation that led to the creation of National Parks, AONBs, National Trails, the definitive map in both England and Wales, and National Nature Reserves across Great Britain.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Kenton Cool: the truth about Everest

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29/08/2019

Are regulations necessary on Everest? How bad are the queues and dead bodies really? In the murky wake of Nepal's proposed new Everest rules, Sarah Stirling gets some honest answers from Kenton Cool, who, having summited Everest 14 times now, is something of an expert.
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LATEST MOUNTAINEERING 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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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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3030/08/2019BMC Gower Climbing Festival 2019
Moorlakes Wood Scout Activity Centre
3131/08/2019Wilton Fest
pin Wilton Arms Belmont 883-885 Belmont Road
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303/09/2019BMC Cymru North Wales Area Meeting
YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass
404/09/2019BMC Midlands Area Meeting
free@last Youth & Community Centre
505/09/2019BMC London & South East Area Meeting & Quiz
The Old King's Head
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707/09/2019BMC South West Area Meeting
The Quay Climbing Centre
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1010/09/2019BMC North West Area Meeting
Sedgley Park Rugby Club
1111/09/2019BMC Peak Area Meeting
The Maynard
1212/09/2019BMC North East Area Meeting
Durham Climbing Centre
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1616/09/2019BMC Yorkshire Area Meeting
The Wheatley Arms
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2121/09/2019British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships 2019
Beacon Climbing Centre
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2929/09/2019BMC Area Hill Walk - Marsden
Marsden railway station
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404/10/2019European Climbing Championships 2019
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
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