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e-Newsletter January 2014

If you like the idea of increasing access to the outdoors in Wales, pledge your support to our ‘Open Wales’ campaign during the Welsh government’s review of access legislation.

The BMC will be 70 this year, while Mountain Training celebrates its 50th birthday. Neither organisation is slowing down, so take a look at what we’ve got planned for the year ahead.

We’re inviting club members to a drop-in session in Manchester later this month, and we’ve got a hill walking engagement day in the Peak District planned for next month. If you’d like to attend either event, let us know.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Show your support for our Open Wales campaign
Do you walk, climb, canoe, cycle, horse-ride, swim or fish in the Welsh countryside? If so, you have an opportunity to back an initiative which could fundamentally improve the way people access and enjoy the outdoors in Wales – and the BMC is asking for your support.
What’s new at the BMC in 2014?
In addition to all our regular work for members and clubs including an increasingly packed events calendar, here’s a selection of our key new developments for 2014.
Club members: drop into the BMC Office for a chat
On Thursday 30 January we are running an informal ‘drop-in’ session for club members at the BMC Office in Manchester. It’s an opportunity for you to meet BMC staff and volunteers and participate in a discussion about the issues facing clubs and the BMC’s work and services for clubs.
Join us on the Jurassic – BMC AGM 2014
Come along, have your say, have a climb, have your dinner and then dance! Every year the BMC hosts a weekend get-together based around its AGM and 2014 will be extra special as it our 70th anniversary year.
Mountain Training: 50 years of showing the way
It’s not just the BMC that’s celebrating a major anniversary this year. Mountain Training, in all its various guises, is half a century old in 2014. Ed Douglas takes a look at its origins, and why the relationship between the two bodies is more important than ever.
Hill walkers: join us for a walk, some food and a chat
Are you a hill walker with an interest in campaigning or the environment? The BMC would like to take you for a walk in Hayfield, Derbyshire on 7 February and ply you with food in exchange for telling us what you think about our work for hill walkers.
The website changing outdoor clubs – and how you can use it
A popular social media website has attracted thousands of people to join outdoor clubs across the UK. We take a look at what it is and how you can use it to grow your BMC club.
2014 GB Junior Climbing Teams selected
After the Open Youth Events held in Sheffield over the weekend of 7 & 8 December, the following climbers showed that they were worthy of a place on the GB Junior Climbing Team for the 2014 season.
Pete Whittaker on Headless Horseman Arete: the interview and exclusive video
Has this been the best gritstone season ever? Quite possibly. The last couple of months of 2013 has seen the boys and girls applying themselves more than ever before to Peak gritstone to produce endless cutting edge headpoints and flashes of the big routes of the last two decades.
Ten mistakes winter walkers make – and how to avoid them
Only ever hill walked in summer before? Welcome to big school. Here’s your heads-up to some of the most common winter walking mistakes and how to steer clear of them.
A guide to ice tools for walkers and climbers
The winter hills are demanding, but those who persevere can reap great rewards. Whether you’re traversing majestic snow-clad ridges or mastering the techniques of mixed climbing - to make the most of the winter playground you need the right tools for the job.
Is there a dangerous snow season ahead in the Alps?
Sarah Stirling talks to British, French and Swiss avalanche experts to find out why winter has not got off to a good start in the Alps, and how you can stay as safe as possible.
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