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e-Newsletter January 2015
Welcome

Happy New Year – you might have already broken your resolutions, but there’s still time to make some new ones, and we have a few suggestions.

Planning a big trip this year and not sure how to organise it? Head to North Wales this weekend for the BMC expedition planning seminar, headlined by none other than Mick Fowler and Calum Muskett. We’ve also just launched a brand new travel insurance scheme with enhanced benefits.

‘This Girl Can’, Sport England’s national campaign to encourage more women and girls to get active, launches this evening with a 90-second ad on ITV at 7.45pm.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
New and improved BMC Travel Insurance
The BMC is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new travel insurance scheme to bring new and enhanced benefits to BMC Travel & Activity Insurance.
This Girl Can: climb
Get the adrenaline buzz... Keep fit without feeling like you're doing exercise... Socialise and build strong friendships. Tempted to give climbing a go? What's stopping you? Let's bust those myths girl!
New Year’s resolutions? How the BMC can help…
That time of year again. Whilst we can’t help you to quit smoking, lose weight or make your fortune, we could still help you change your life in 2015.
5 hill walking resolutions you might actually keep
Bored of being told to lose the beer belly, eat your greens and spend less time in the pub? Hanna Lindon suggests a few alternative new year’s resolutions - ones you might actually have a chance of keeping.
Fantastic reductions at Expedition Planning Seminar
Amazing offer. Prices slashed for Saturday's expedition planning seminar at Plas y Brenin. This could be just the opportunity you need to take a trip to beautiful North Wales, going to the fantastic value seminar on the Saturday and then perhaps getting out on the hill, walking or climbing on Sunday.
New Lake District winter conditions guide
The Lake District White Guide is a new booklet available for free; full of essential advice to help you plan and head out for a day of winter climbing in England’s mountain mecca.
Learn winter skills for less with the BMC
Want to take your skills to the next level and get out into the mountains in winter - at a discount? Our subsidised courses in Wales are for you.
BMC on the box as Terry Abraham's Scafell Pike film to be shown on TV
Terry Abraham's stunning film chronicling a year in the life of Scafell Pike is to be shown on the BBC, with a cameo from the BMC.
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.
New year, new competition, new sponsor for GB Bouldering Team
Next month’s Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show will showcase a new competition and sponsor for the GB Bouldering Team, and you can join in the fun with an open event and coaching sessions.
Former BMC president Bob Pettigrew awarded MBE
Congratulations to Bob Pettigrew, who has been made a Member of the British Empire in the New Year Honours list. The award was made for services to mountaineering.
BMC volunteer Fida Hussain named Leader of the Year
BMC volunteer Fida Hussain has been named Mountain Training's Leader of the Year for his excellent work in engaging with people from ethnic minorities in Rochdale.
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