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e-Newsletter May 2014
Welcome

During an action-packed weekend on Portland last month Mina Leslie-Wujastyk and Rupert Davies were elected as new BMC vice-presidents at the BMC AGM.

Whether you are a club member or not we want to hear what you think about mountaineering clubs. Complete our club survey and we’ll enter you into a prize draw.

Congratulations to Team GB’s Shauna Coxsey, who won the latest round of the IFSC Boulder World Cup, held in Grindelwald last weekend, and now lies first in the 2014 series rankings.

Festival season is in full swing, and we’ll be busy in the Lakes and Wales this weekend. Join us for a retro-themed walk at Keswick Mountain Festival, or help us to give Craig Bwlch y Moch a spring clean at Tremfest.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Mina Leslie-Wujastyk and Rupert Davies: new BMC vice presidents
The average climbing grade of the BMC Executive Committee has just shot up, with Mina Leslie-Wujastyk and Rupert Davies appointed as the new BMC vice presidents.
What's your view on clubs? Survey 2014
Whether you are a member or not, we want to know what you think about climbing, walking and mountaineering clubs. Complete our survey and enter our draw to win a £50 Cotswold Outdoor voucher, a British Mountain Map and a BMC guidebook of your choice.
Coxsey grabs gold in Grindelwald
In Switzerland yesterday, Shauna Coxsey’s dream started to come true: she won gold at the Grindelwald round of the 2014 IFSC Bouldering World Cup. After three rounds of an eight round series, she is now ranked first in the world.
BMC's Westminster walker tackles the 'other' Yorkshire Three Peaks
The BMC’s link to parliament, Greg Mulholland MP, has tackled the ‘alternative’ Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to promote hill walking and help raise money for a local Mountain Rescue team.
Bird restrictions: can you climb there?
In your flight to the crags this spring, don’t forget about the birds. For many climbers, spring is the light at the end of the long winter tunnel. But in your rush for the crag, don’t forget that there could be nesting birds on some climbs.
Don't miss Tremfest 2014: this weekend
Tremfest is back for 2014 and the date for this year's event is Saturday 17 May. A lot was achieved last year and following the destructive winter storms a lot more needs doing this year!
Welcome to the club: newbie interview
Thinking of joining a mountaineering club? Why not give it a go. You may be surprised at how fast you'll progress with a little help from your new friends. Vicky Heyes tell us why joining her local club has been a good move for her.
Five steps to start climbing
Fancy giving climbing a go but don't know where to start? Follow these five easy steps to kick off a lifetime of vertical adventures where you'll make new friends and massively expand your horizons.
Junior British Bouldering Championships 2014 - round 2 results
The second round of the 2014 BMC/MCofS Junior British Bouldering Championships took place on Saturday 26 April at The Climbing Academy Glasgow. Avril Gall reports on an action-packed day of high standard climbing.
Get a free taste of Mountain Training’s new hill walking courses
Are you going to Keswick Mountain Festival? Want to give your hill skills a boost? Mountain Training will be offering free taster sessions of its new hill walking skills courses.
Join us for a retro-themed walk at Keswick Mountain Festival
Ever fancied tackling a mountain in the outdoor clothing of yesteryear? The BMC is leading a free walk at Keswick Mountain Festival in just such style - with the added bonus of meeting 8,000 metre mountaineering legend Alan Hinkes.
New Scafell & Wasdale guidebook now in stock
The latest guidebook from the Fell & Rock Climbing Club is the Central Buttress centenary edition of Scafell & Wasdale; it's now available from the BMC online shop.
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.
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