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e-Newsletter March 2015

We’re right behind Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign, and this month we’ve a special offer for new female members. Feel free to tell your friends about it.

BMC area meetings are going big on hill walking, with talks by Terry Abraham and Chris Townsend and discussions on hill walking issues. Come along and have your say.

Easter is just around the corner, so it might be timely to remind you that BMC Insurance now comes with improved rescue cover and better rates, plus online discount.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Free beginners guide to climbing for all women who join us this month
To celebrate International Women's Day we're offering a free copy of our special one-off publication 'Get into Climbing' to every woman who becomes a BMC member during March.
Walk talk: upcoming BMC meetings to be dedicated to hill walking
Several upcoming regional BMC meetings are going big on hill walking, including talks from ‘Scafell Pike’ filmmaker Terry Abraham, long-distance walker Chris Townsend, and BMC CEO Dave Turnbull. See what’s happening near you.
Climbing nesting restrictions: explained
It’s almost spring and seasonal nesting restrictions are beginning to come into place at crags all over the country. We talk to BMC Access Officer Rob Dyer to find out how that could affect your climbing.
Land sell offs: the end of national parks as we know them?
Land sell-offs in English national parks have caused widespread public concern, including a petition with 75,000 signatures and counting. But do they mean the end of national parks as we know them? We take a look at the broader issues behind the sale of places like Stickle Tarn.
Experience Britain’s Mountain Challenges on BMC TV
What are the greatest experiences you can have in the hills? The undisputed, irrefutable, stone-cold classics every hillwalker and scrambler has to experience in their mountain career? The BMC teamed up with Trail magazine to find out.
Calum Muskett: 5 things I wish I'd known when I started alpine climbing
The alpine season has a habit of creeping up on us and being here before we know it. Advance planning is the smart way to make your alpine dreams come true. We asked Calum Muskett to share five things he wished he had known when he first started out.
Wainwright exhibition gets BMC backing
The BMC is sponsoring a new exhibition celebrating the life and work of one of the Lakeland’s most recognised walking writers and personalities, Alfred Wainwright.
Learn to sport climb for just £30
Already leading at the wall and want to learn how to sport climb outside? Our subsidised courses for young people are for you.
Get skilled up on a BMC club member training course
New courses added...... Are you a BMC club member wanting to learn new skills? Come along to one of the training weekends run across the country to learn about first aid, climbing, winter skills or navigation. There are some new courses for 2015 too.
Recall of Climbing Technology crampons
Italian climbing hardware manufacturer Climbing Technology has recently announced a precautionary recall of some of its crampon models after plastic bindings were reported to have unexpectedly failed.
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