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e-Newsletter February 2014

You can have your say on plans for the future management of Y Carneddau and Ogwen at a series of open meetings and drop-in sessions being held by the Snowdonia National Park.

If you’re already in a mountaineering club, you’ll know just what opportunities clubs provide for expanding your climbing and walking experiences. But if you’re not a club member, read our article about why you should consider joining one.

BMC Patron and former BMC President Ian McNaught-Davis passed away this week. Doug Scott pays tribute to an accomplished and influential mountaineer and a superb raconteur.

And finally, we're currently seeking an independent member to join our board

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Carneddau and Ogwen: what future?
Snowdonia National Park is consulting on proposals to apply for funds to the Heritage Lottery Fund in order to create a plan and vision for the way these important mountain areas should be managed for future generations.
Lake District Winter Climbing and the Avoidance of Damage
A new guide for winter climbers has been developed by a large group of winter activists in the Lake District.
Why join a club?
Mountaineering clubs are great places to meet new people, explore new places and generally have a great time. Coming in many guises - small, large, local, national, predominantly climbing, predominantly walking - there’s something for most tastes.
Everything you need to know about Mountain Training
Mountain Training is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, so we've teamed up with them to feature a series of articles and interviews bringing you the latest training news and uncovering the reality of mountain qualifications and careers.
Adventure into the outdoors with our updated South East mini-guide
If you’re based in the south east of England and want some advice on getting out on the rocks and into the hills, grab a copy of the 2015 free mini-guide, The London & South East Mountaineer.
The primary school hooked on climbing
BMC ambassador Molly Thompson-Smith has joined in the climbing revolution at Berrymede Junior School in Acton, London. PE Teacher Steve Cotton outlines how climbing has become a big part of school life in just five months.
Winter wonderland: BMC International Meet 2014 report
The BMC Winter International Meet took place at Glenmore Lodge in Scotland. 44 international guests from 26 countries teamed up with a similar number of UK hosts to experience Scottish winter action.
BMC Patron Ian McNaught-Davis (1929 - 2014)
The BMC is sad to report that Ian McNaught-Davis, a BMC Patron and former BMC President (1991-1994), has died at the age of 84. Doug Scott has given the following words of appreciation.
Climbing out of depression: Jake's story
For 40 years Jake McManus suffered from serious psychotic depression and has been searching for answers to his mental illness all his life. A year ago he discovered climbing and since then his depression has slowly been lifting and life has turned around for his family.
One's company. The joy of solo hill walking
With thousands of miles of solo long distance walking under his belt, no-one is better placed than BMC Hill Walking Ambassador Chris Townsend to outline the attraction of heading out alone.
Funding opportunities for clubs
At some point most clubs require additional funding to help them do the things that they want . Whether that might be to set up a programme of instruction, to encourage new novice members; to buy equipment to help members; to improve facilities at the club hut, and so on.
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