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e-Newsletter February 2012

Find out how to comment on the proposed boundary changes to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, and how to support the campaign to protect outdoor education centres from closure.

Last month’s newsletter, which announced the launch of the new BMC website, unfortunately went out without images attached to the articles – apologies for that omission.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Funding grants for BMC Clubs 2014
BMC affiliated clubs can apply for financial support to help develop communications, buy equipment and provide instructor support to members.
Coastal access: Ed Douglas goes behind the headlines
Last week, BMC lobbying on coastal access paid off when Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for the Environment, rejected several possible restrictions to climbing at Lulworth Cove.
Views sought on Lakes and Dales boundary changes
In September 2011, Natural England’s Board confirmed that it would be recommending extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park boundaries: the public now has six weeks to comment on the plans before Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman makes her final decision.
Daylight Saving Bill thwarted
The House of Commons held the third reading of the Daylight Saving Bill on Friday 20 January 2012 but a group of MPs combined to talk the private member's bill out of time.
Inaugural BMC British Ski-Mountaineering Championships!
For the first time ever, 2012 will see a British Championships for ski-mountaineering - March 31st - Chamonix - Enter now!
BMC Coaching Symposium 2012
Neil Gresham is just one of a host of experts at this year's BMC Coaching Symposium.
Campaign to save outdoor education centres
A petition has been launched calling for the government to protect outdoor education centres from imminent closure. One in three local authority centres are threatened and closures could deny millions of children the opportunity of potentially life-changing experiences.
Are you a Fanatical Guidebook Collector?
Do you frequent second-hand bookshops and are you in possession of some rare pamphlet rock climbing guidebook which you jealously guard and show only to your closest friends? If so then read on.
Alex MacIntyre Hut AGM 2014
The AGM for Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut will be held at the Hut on Saturday 5 April 2014. Any member of the BMC or MCofS may submit comments or questions in writing regarding the operation of the hut for consideration by the AGM.
BMC Winter International Meet 2012 report
The BMC International Meet has just taken place at Glenmore Lodge in Scotland. 39 international guests from 26 countries teamed up with a similar number of UK hosts to experience the best of Scottish action.
First traverse of Gurla Mandhata
Japanese Kazuya Hiraide and Kei Taniguchi, who received a Piolet d'Or for their 2008 first ascent of 7,756m Kamet's southeast face, have made the first south to north traverse of West Tibet's 7,694m Gurla Mandhata.
What’s new in the BMC online shop – Feb 2012
Check out the latest additions to the shop.
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