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How much does it cost? Starting from less than £1.50 / month

BMC membership is annual, you get 12 months membership from your date of application.

  • 15% off Cotswold Outdoors

    15% off Cotswold Outdoor

    15% off from our recommended retail partner Cotswold Outdoor. Read more

  • 15% off Snow+Rock

    15% off Snow+Rock

    15% off from our recommended retail partner Snow+Rock. Read more

  • Discounts from Montane

    Montane Discounts

    Discounts from our recommended clothing and pack partner Montane. Read more

  • Access to BMC Insurance

    Access To BMC Travel Insurance

    Comprehensive cover designed for hill walking, climbing and mountaineering in the UK, Europe and Worldwide with premiums from 3 days to annual cover. Read more

  • Instructor Award Schemes

    Register for Mountain Training Award Schemes

    Entrance to Instructor Award Schemes, including the Walking Group Leader (WGL), Mountain Leader Award (MLA), the Single Pitch Award (SPA) and the new Climbing Wall Award (CWA) is available to members. Read more

  • Civil Insurance Liability

    £15M Worldwide Combined Liability Insurance & £10,000 Personal Accident Insurance

    BMC Individual members are entitled to both of these benefits, and BMC club members to Combined Liability insurance. Read more

  • Summit Magazine

    Summit, the BMC members magazine

    Delivered to your door every quarter - full of climbing, mountaineering and hill walking related feature articles, news, reviews, offers and advice. Read more

  • Financial Services

    Access to Life Insurance, Mortgage Protection and Income Protection

    Through Summit Financial Services. Read more

  • Travel & Accommodation Discounts


    Many more retail, travel and accommodation discounts. Read more

  • Miscellaneous Benefits

    A mountain of miscellaneous benefits

    Save on medical and first aid training, adventure and instruction courses, bushcraft and survival courses, hot air balloon rides, dining out and more. Read more

  • Discounts on Magazines

    Discounted Magazine Subscriptions

    Save at least 25% on the annual cost of Climber, Country Walking, Outdoor Fitness, TGO and Trail magazines.

  • Reciprocal Rights Card

    Reciprocal Rights Card

    Joining the BMC allows you to buy this card, which gives you discounts of between 20-50% at Alpine Huts. Read more

  • BMC Members Handbook

    Free Members Handbook

    An annual directory providing information on BMC work and member benefits.

  • Discounts at the National Mountaineering Centre

    Discounts at the National Mountaineering Centre

    BMC member discounts are available for B&B, equipment hire and group bookings at Plas Y Brenin in North Wales. Read more

  • Discounts on guidebooks

    Discounts on BMC guidebooks, directories, publications and films

    As a member you will receive access to a range of hill walking, climbing and mountaineering information written by experts and available either free or at a discount. Read more

  • Discounts at the BMC Shop

    BMC online shop

    Save at least 10% on the RRP, and benefit from exclusive offers and products in the BMC online shop. Read more

  • Discounts at BMC Events

    Discounts at BMC events

    Reduced rates at BMC events around the country. Read more

How to Join or Renew


    Join or renew online

    Phone the BMC on

    0161 445 6111


    Download form

You can pay by Cards we accept Contact us if you’ve any questions about BMC membership.


Family membership includes up to two adults and three children (under 18) living at the same address.

Club members are eligible for upgrading to full BMC membership at a reduced price. Additional benefits include getting all four issues of Summit, a membership card, Combined Liability insurance and Personal Accident insurance.

Proof of status is required for U18s, fulltime students and the unemployed.
For those living outside the UK there is an additional postal charge of £20 for each magazine subscription and £10 for Summit.

*Discounted Direct Debit prices are only available once per individual/family