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e-Newsletter January 2012

We have launched a new version of the BMC website.  It’s not just a cosmetic makeover; we’ve made it easier to find all the latest news and advice on your favourite activity, whether it’s indoor climbing, rock climbing, walking or mountaineering. You can now comment on news articles too.  It’s also easier to find information on events, clubs, climbing walls, huts, and a host of other stuff.

There are still some bugs to fix and broken links to mend, but we hope you like the improvements and welcome your feedback.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Ed Douglas on: the future of media
Welcome to the new BMC website. Whilst we squash bugs, here's BMC VP and journo Ed Douglas with his thoughts on media, the outdoors and milk.
New Patrons for the BMC
The BMC is delighted to have appointed Doug Scott CBE and Lord (Tony) Greaves as Patrons.
BMC AGM Weekend 2012
The 2012 BMC AGM Weekend is at Malham, from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th April. Come and join us in the Yorkshire Dales for a weekend of walking, climbing and socialising.
Hill skills: how to survive a whiteout
When bad weather hits snowy hills, there’s a good chance you could experience a whiteout. But could you navigate your way back to safety?
Winter climbing: cold goals
What will this winter bring? Are you thinking of stepping up your grade and going for that dream classic – or perhaps you’re secretly hankering after a new route? Whatever your aspirations, we all know that UK winters are very fickle –you need to stack the odds in your favour. Andy Turner explains more.
BMC Coach Education & FUNdamentals workshops
Whether climbing or coaching indoors, on the crags, or in the Alps our workshops cover a range of themes that will broaden your knowledge and improve your coaching.
BMC Youth Climbing Series 2013
The BMC Youth Climbing Series is a popular and fun competition for young climbers of all abilities, with three regional rounds and a national final. The 2013 dates and venues have been set, and the online entry system is now closed.
GB Junior Team Selection for 2012
The GB Junior team selection meeting was held on Sunday 11th December to decide the Junior GB Climbing Team for 2012.
Tech skills: spot a bad bolt
You're cranking it out, going for the onsight. But what's in the rock, stopping you from hitting the deck? The UK has an assortment of bolts; from old to new, hand-made to manufactured. Can you tell the difference?
Heads-up on BMC helmet campaign
As part of our safety and good practice work, the BMC is running a campaign to raise awareness about climbing helmets.
Wind farms: next steps
What is the current BMC position on windfarms? Dr Cath Flitcroft, BMC Access Officer, explains what's been going on following the BMC Windfarm Seminar in Llanberis.
How to: find an unclimbed mountain
Dreaming of summit glory? You're in luck: there are still many unclimbed mountains out there. All that stands between you and a victorious summit pose is some research, as Tim Moss explains.
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