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e-Newsletter July 2014

The summer of BMC climbing and walking festivals continues this month on the Cornish coast, in Avon Gorge and on the crags and hills of Northumberland, with more events to follow in September. Join us for one or more of these fun get-togethers to celebrate 70 years of the BMC.

BMC ambassadors Shauna Coxsey and James McHaffie have been setting new standards recently. Shauna’s Bouldering World Cup challenge saw her take a brilliant second place in this year’s series, while James had an incredible big day out in the Lakes when he climbed 100 Extremes.

Thanks to all who completed our club survey. The results are in, and your responses will help us to ensure that the BMC’s work continues to be relevant to the needs of clubs and club members. There may also be things that your club can learn from the survey.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Welly done: curtain falls on summer of climbing and walking festivals
As part of the BMC’s 70th birthday celebrations, volunteers from across our local areas came together to host a series of climbing and walking festivals and put some welly into the summer.
Shauna Coxsey: second in the world
She's 21. She's from Runcorn. And now she's ranked second in the world. Congratulations to Shauna Coxsey on a stunning overall silver place in this year's IFSC Bouldering World Cup.
Was this the biggest day out in UK climbing history?
On 23 June, James McHaffie soloed 100 Extreme climbs, racking up an incredible total of 160 E points, 2,976m of rock climbing and making it to Oddfellows in Keswick for last orders. Sarah Stirling catches up with him and gets a first look at his tick list.
Battle of the biceps at the British Bouldering Championships
Last weekend, Britain’s best boulderers headed to The Climbing Works in Sheffield to battle it out for the powerful crown of British Bouldering Champion. Alex Messenger reports.
British pair make best attempt to date on unclimbed Indian 6,800m peak
Supported by grants from the BMC, Mount Everest Foundation and The Alpine Club, Malcolm Bass and Simon Yearsley climbed to a point 140m below Janahut's virgin summit, where late in the day, and with the prospect of a difficult descent, they opted to retreat.
Include outdoor recreation in party manifestos, say leading organisations
Over 18 MPs and peers attended our successful parliamentary event yesterday to hear from ten leading outdoor organisations about the social, health and economic benefits of outdoor recreation.
Five reet grand places to watch t’Tour de Yorkshire
Put on a brew and get ready wi’ the pie and peas – the Tour de France is coming to god’s own county this weekend. Abaht bloody time too.
Top 10 British trad crags for beginners
The British Isles is famous for having some of the best trad climbing in the world, and for good reason: it’s all packed into a relatively small area, yet offers a huge variety of rock types and styles of climbing.
Tech skills: gear for alpine rock
The meteo says “beau temps” for the next few days, and the sun is shining. You’re psyched and ready to leave the campsite to get your teeth into some real alpine rock. But in the alpine playground speed is king, so make sure you’re travelling light with the right kit.
BMC Club Survey 2014: The results are in
With over 1,600 responses the recent BMC club survey provides a useful insight into what people think. What could your club learn from the results?
Summit magazine: now free to download for all members
Did you know that all BMC members (including club members) can now download every issue for free with our app? Yes, reading Summit magazine has just got easier. If you’ve got an iOS or Android device, then you can download the latest issue to read straight away on your phone or tablet.
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