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e-Newsletter November 2013

BMC TV, our brand new online video platform, has just gone live, bringing together exciting walking, climbing and mountain content and mixing it up with essential skills and safety advice.

If you’re a member of a BMC affiliated student club, keep an eye out for your new membership card in the post, accompanied by great advice on improving skills, saving money, and staying informed.

Save time and money by doing some Christmas shopping in the BMC online shop. We’ve got some great offers on books, maps, DVDs and 2014 calendars.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Our top 5 tips for students
How to get skilled up, tooled up and clued up. We're sending out BMC membership cards to all BMC affiliated student club members along with these top five tips which we thought we'd share with you all...
‘Scottish’ style open access charter for Wales?
The Welsh government has announced a review which could fundamentally change the way hill walkers and climbers experience the countryside in Wales, and could even result in an open access charter similar to the Scottish system. We take a look at what this means.
Hill walkers have spoken
We have had a fantastic response to the BMC Hill Walking Survey, with more than 2,000 people taking the time to fill it in. Here is a snapshot of some of the feedback we gathered.
Coaching, instructing and the law
The tragic death of 12-year-old Italian prodigy Tito Traversa made headlines around the world. The cause of the accident was the failure of incorrectly assembled quickdraws during a climbing trip to Orpierre in France, prompting the Italian prosecutor to begin investigating five different suspects. As Tito’s family mourn their loss, the circumstances of his death have prompted a wider debate about where responsibility for risk lies, as Ed Douglas reports.
Ueli Steck's historic ascent of Annapurna
In one of the most audacious, yet perfectly executed, climbs in recent years, Ueli Steck has soloed a new route on the south face of Annapurna.
Get ready for winter with BMC skills lectures
Are you a would-be winter warrior? Don't miss the BMC winter skills lectures this November/December: the ideal way to get set for the season.
BMC Open Youth Competition: 21 & 22 Nov
The last youth competitions of the season are almost here and with some changes to the 2016 calendar, there will be some slight changes to these last two competitions of the season as well.
Upcoming BMC Area Meeting dates
Come along to the next meeting in your BMC Area, to discuss the latest issues and get involved in the work of the BMC.
Christmas shopping at the BMC
Save time and money by doing some Christmas shopping in the BMC online shop.
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