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e-Newsletter June 2015

Meet Rehan Siddiqui, our new president, and find out what he thinks are the biggest challenges the BMC faces and what he hopes to achieve during his term at the top.

At the BMC London & South East area meeting this Thursday, we’ll be electing a new area chair and secretary - it could even be you.

Some amazing items have come in for our charity auction for Nepal; we go live on eBay later this month, so hang on to your pocket money.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Meet Rehan Siddiqui: our new BMC president
Rehan Siddiqui was elected BMC President at the AGM on 25 April, just minutes before hearing news of a devastating earthquake in Nepal. We catch up with Rehan in between business trips to Boston and organizing his brainchild the BMC Nepal auction.
London calling: BMC area seeks new volunteers
We’re running an important volunteer recruitment drive in the BMC London & South East Area, so if you live in the region and want to put something back into the activities you love, read on.
BMC Nepal Charity Auction: now live
Fancy walking with Chris Bonington and Doug Scott, or going climbing with Mick Fowler or Shauna Coxsey? These are just a few examples of the 50 incredible items up for grabs in our auction for Nepal. Get involved!
Ice climb Everest with Chris Bonington and Doug Scott this week in Keswick!
For 24-hours this Friday and Saturday, Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott will lead an ‘expedition’ to scale the height of Everest (8,848m) on the ice wall at King Kong Climbing Centre in Keswick and you can join them.
Snowdonia's power struggle: Is hydroelectric a threat to our landscapes?
The controversial Cwm Glas hydro power development has put the spotlight on similar schemes within Snowdonia National Park. Should climbers and walkers be concerned?
Hill walkers: 5 things the BMC did with your money last year
Wondering what happens to your membership money? Here are a few ways that we made your cash count last year.
New Rock Climbers
Packed with tips for climbing outside, our free booklet New Rock Climbers is a must for the budding rock climber.
How to scramble: Tryfan's North Ridge
The most famous route up Tryfan is the North Ridge: a long and thrilling grade one scramble that makes a perfect introduction to the sport. We take a look at how to tackle it.
BMC Youth Climbing Series dates for 2016
The Youth Climbing Series for 2015 finished at the end of April in an exciting national final. After the event the area youth coordinators from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland to discuss the series and plan the 2016 YCS.
Lancashire MC aiming high with new programmes
Following a successful application to Sport England, Lancashire Mountaineering Club was awarded funding to establish a Satellite Club Scheme to encourage more young people, especially in the 14-25 age range to participate in mountaineering and thereby also increase the number of younger members of the club.
BMC Equity Symposium a great success
Participants enjoyed a weekend of lectures, discussions and practical workshops, organised by The BMC, Mountain Training and the Mosaic Network.
Peak Limestone North: now in stock
Like the lime? You'll love Peak Limestone North: the new definitive guide to Peak limestone by the BMC guidebook team. And the good news is that it is now in stock.
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