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e-Newsletter April 2013
Welcome

An exciting multi-discipline format combining speed, lead and bouldering will be proposed when climbing’s bid for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games is made in next month’s presentation to the International Olympic Committee.

The start of the year has flown by, and activity is not about to slow down, as we have a series of new intitiatives and projects to implement in the coming months.

If you’ve never attended a BMC area meeting, why not come along to the next one in your area to get involved and have your say on local and national issues.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Faster, higher, stronger: climbing closer to the Olympics?
An exciting new format for climbing is being proposed for the Olympics, which will combine speed climbing, lead climbing and bouldering.
What's new in 2013?
The BMC has got off to a busy start this year. Here are a dozen of our newest and shiniest developments either ongoing or in the pipeline for 2013.
Join us on the Jurassic – BMC annual gathering celebrates 70 years
Come along, have your say, have a climb and have your dinner. Every year the BMC host a get-together based around its AGM. It’s a chance for members, volunteers and staff to exchange ideas, have their say in how the BMC is run and, most importantly, get out on the hills, crags and seacliffs with a great bunch of people.
BMC regrets 'draconian' ban at Ravensdale
In 2011, Natural England decided its National Nature Reserves (NNRs) and similar holdings should be legally dedicated for permanent public access. But after instituting a blanket ban on climbing at Ravensdale in the Peak District, how serious is that commitment?
Upcoming BMC area meeting dates
Come along to the next meeting in your area, to discuss the latest issues and get involved in the work of the BMC.
Shauna Coxsey second in Millau: video replay
GB team member Shauna Coxsey took a brilliant second place at the IFSC Bouldering World Cup 2013 in Millau France. Team mate Leah Crane just missed out on getting into the final although she did make the semifinal as did Mina Leslie-Wujastyk.
BMC Paraclimbing Series 2013: round 1 & 2 report & results
Tuesday 26 March saw round 1 of the BMC Paraclimbing Series 2013 hosted at the Castle Climbing Centre, London, round 2 was hosted at Newcastle Climbing Centre - see report and results for both.
Club training course hits the heights
University of London Graduate Mountaineering Club member Craig Rice attended the BMC-organised winter mountaineering skills course in Scotland earlier this month. Find out how he got on.
Alpine tricks of the trade: Rob Greenwood interview
Are you hoping to head to the Alps this year? We interviewed Rob Greenwood (alpine climber) to find out what he has gained from his alpine exploits.
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