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e-Newsletter May 2012

At last month’s AGM Scott Titt was elected to succeed Rab Carrington as BMC President, and Kate Phillips and Mike Watson became Vice-Presidents.

The Wales Coast Path has been officially opened, but there is still much work to do to protect access to the coastline of both England and Wales.

Over The Moors is the latest addition to our series of definitive Peak District climbing guidebooks, covering all moorland gritstone in one amazing volume.

Like our Facebook page and help us to raise £,1000 for the Porters Progress UK charity.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Rab Carrington leaves office praising volunteer effort
Rab Carrington left his post as President of the BMC on Saturday 28 April after a successful three-year term, praising the huge volunteer effort that goes into the organisation and the constant vigilance required to maintain access to our crags and hills. Members of the BMC elected Scott Titt as its new president along with two new Vice-Presidents, Kate Phillips and Mike Watson.
Welsh Coast Path - now open!
On Saturday 5 May, Mr John Griffiths A.M. the Welsh Environment Minister formally launched the opening of the All Wales Coast Path. At 850 miles long this path is claimed to be the first coastal path in the world that completely follows a nation's coastline.
Rope recycling: volunteer needed for climbing recycling project
The BMC is supporting a pilot project to see if there is a commercial model for recycling climbing ropes and other equipment like helmets and hardware. We're looking for volunteers interested in a career in sustainable business.
Over The Moors now in stock
What with it being the hottest, driest spring since records began, you’re probably all wondering where you can go to escape the heat. So cast your eyes upwards and see the wild moorland of the Peak District shimmering in the sort of heat-haze more commonly seen in the Sahara. Kinder beckons, chinny reckon.
Burnt at the stake by the media
In early February, a picture of a young mother climbing with her toddler caused a media storm. Ed Douglas talks to Menna Pritchard about what it's like to live through a tabloid whirlwind, the double standards of the press and how mothers doing adventurous things are perceived.
BMC Facebook page ticks Everest
We’re out of breath. We’ve just succeeded in our quest to get 8,848 Facebook likes before Kenton Cool climbs Everest. But we think we can climb higher: can you help us reach 10,000 and raise money for Porter’s Progress?
BMC's twitterverse is expanding
The BMC’s twitter feed is proving a huge success. We recently celebrated five thousand followers with a spiffy prize draw, and it looks like we’ll be doing it again for six thousand before too long.
Free BMC Time to Listen training Sheffield
The BMC is providing free Time to Listen child protection training for Youth Officers of BMC affiliated clubs or BMC Area Youth Coordinators (AYCs).
What's new in the BMC online shop - May 2012
Check out the latest additions to the BMC online shop, including some brand new walking, scrambling and climbing guides.
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