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e-Newsletter August 2014

Speed is safety and light is right – but have you got the alpine attitude? Read our top tips for efficient Alpine climbing, and download the all new Summit Extra digital special.

Or if you’re staying closer to home this summer, how about a spot of wild camping and swimming?  And if you’d like to see Stanage as never before - Zoom Topo will bring the crag to your computer in minute detail.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Alpine skills: how to speed up
Heading to the Alps this summer? It's time to leave the kitchen sink at home and think fast and light. Baggy Richards and Steve Long are here to help you save some weight and time.
Essential hill walking know-how
Hill walking is the antidote to a hectic world. Whether a newbie to the hills or a more seasoned walker looking to build on your skills, we’ve got loads of advice and information for you right here on the BMC website.
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.
8 ways to keep the kids active this summer
The school summer holidays are upon us. Time for the kids to kick back on the sofa? Nah, we didn't think so. Make it a memorable summer with this selection of inexpensive ways to keep the kids occupied in the great outdoors this summer. Don't forget the sun cream!
We've Summit Extra for you: new free alpine edition
Dreaming of alpine adventures? Get a digital dose of mountain inspiration, injected straight to your tablet or phone with our new Summit Extra: Alpine Edition.
Five magnificent mountain walks with swims thrown in
What better way to cool off from the hot weather than a wild swim? Britain’s mountains abound with clear lakes, tumbling waterfalls, hidden gorges and shimmering plunge pools – here are a handful of the best.
Russian pair make first ascent of the southwest face of Thamserku
The most impressive new route climbed in Nepal this spring was Shy Girl, the first ascent of the southwest face of Thamserku (6,618m).
ACTion update: recent BMC Access & Conservation Trust projects
The BMC's Access & Conservation Trust (ACT) grants funds to important conservation projects. Here's a quick update on some of the projects that have been funded in 2013/2014.
ZoomTopo: crags like you’ve never seen them before
Make yourself a cup of tea, sit down, and prepare to while away some time gawping at Stanage in a brand new light.
GB Junior Bouldering Team gets 2014 season off to a great start in L'Argentière
After a long winter preparation period, the GB Junior Bouldering Team launched its 2014 IFSC European Youth Cup campaign in the beautiful mountain town of L'Argentière-la-Bessée in France over the weekend of 22-23 July . Tom Greenall, Junior Bouldering Team manager reports.
Going solo: the call of wild camping
Once you start wild camping alone you'll never want to wait for an adventure again. And you won't need to – it's right there and ready for you. Sarah Ryan encourages you to discover the beauty of wild camping, but make sure you know the legalities – whereas wild camping is legal in Scotland, it is a civil offence in England and Wales unless you get the landowner's permission.
Revealed: the future of your climbing gear 2015
What will your climbing gear look like next year? Sarah Stirling reveals her top climbing products that will be rocking your world in 2015.
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