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e-Newsletter December 2013

Seven of the UK’s top climbers and one of the world’s most respected hill walking experts have become the first-ever BMC Ambassadors; they’ll be helping to raise our profile and inspire more people to get into climbing and hill walking. Greg Mulholland MP joins us as our new parliamentary sports fellow, and we’re also on the lookout for a Regional Development Officer.

Looking ahead to 2014, the incredibly popular BMC Youth Climbing Series returns in January. We have a series of subsidised courses aimed specifically at students planned for next year too. We also take a look back at some of the highlights of 2013.

The BMC office will be closed over Christmas and New Year, but you can still buy travel insurance online for any last-minute getaways; and if you’re looking for some Christmas present ideas, pop into the BMC online shop and see what we’ve got to offer.

Season’s Greetings,
Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
New skills courses for students
Following the success of the BMC's Student Safety Seminar, the BMC is providing a series of subsidised courses aimed specifically at students/freshers.
Landscape charter launched
The BMC has published its first Landscape Charter which sets out our role and responsibility in campaigning to protect landscapes from developments that may damage their character and detract from their recreational and amenity value.
2014 BMC Youth Climbing Series - Entries now closed
The venues for the 2014 BMC Youth Climbing Series have now been finalised. There have been some major changes to the London & SE area so if you live in that area please pay particular attention. ONLINE ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED
Meet the BMC Ambassadors
All sports need role models and climbing and hill walking are no exception, so we’re excited that some of Britain's most well-respected climbers, Britain's well-loved hill walker and access campaigner, have all agreed to be part of our inspiring team of BMC Ambassadors.
Chris Townsend becomes the BMC’s first hill walking ambassador
One of the world’s most respected experts on long-distance walking and backpacking is to become the BMC’s first hill walking ambassador.
Greg Mulholland: our new sports fellow
Avid hill walker Greg Mulholland, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, has become our new link to government within Sport England's parliamentary sports fellowship scheme.
New Year, new start?  Join Team BMC
The BMC is looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team. We are now recruiting for a Regional Development Officer for England East (areas include Yorkshire to East Midlands).
Crampons for walkers and climbers
Winter is coming! It's time for the hills and mountains to don their cloaks of snow and ice. Keeping a firm footing beneath you is essential at this time of year. Make sure you have the correct crampons for your activity, and that they are well maintained.
BMC Disability Symposium 2013 report
Over the weekend of 15 - 17 November the Lake District hosted a sold-out gathering of outdoor folk, from big name climbers to ordinary people, with one thing in common: a passion for adventure.
FUNdamentals coaching workshop tried and tested
The BMC's FUNdamentals of Climbing workshops form part of the new Assistant Climbing Coach Award from Mountain Training. Aspiring coach and writer Katy Dartford, joins in the fun to see what they're all about.
£60,000 of super grants announced to help far-flung expeditions
The Mount Everest Foundation has set £60,000 aside in 2014 to support British expeditions to remote, unexplored and expensive mountainous areas, such as Antarctica and Sikkim.
BMC highlights of 2013
What a year it's been. As the year draws to a close, we look back at some of the BMC's most significant achievements of 2013.
BMC office: Christmas & New Year closure
The BMC office will be closed for Christmas and New Year from midday on Wednesday 24 December 2014 and will reopen for business at 9.00am on Friday 2 January 2014.
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