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e-Newsletter July 2015

The BMC Nepal charity auction is in full swing. Batch 1 closes this Sunday evening and Batch 2 runs until 12 July; our total target is £29,029, the height of Everest in feet. Dig deep, bid high!

As major reconstruction work progresses following the earthquakes in April and May, we have an update on travel insurance cover for climbers and trekkers heading to Nepal this autumn.

The BMC British Bouldering Championships is one of the highlights of the Cliffhanger outdoor festival in Sheffield on 11-12 July. It’s a great, family-friendly weekend for all ages and abilities.

Looking for temporary employment? Know your way around maps and climbing guidebooks? Then you could be just the person we need to help overhaul the BMC Regional Access Database.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Celebs join forces with Everest heroes in once-in-a-lifetime charity auction for Nepal
Famous faces, big name brands and world-renowned mountaineers are donating their time and expertise as well as personal treasures to help raise funds for the earthquake relief effort in Nepal.
The 5 biggest pitfalls to avoid when scrambling
You’ve got the box-fresh scrambling gear, the guidebook and a basic grasp of ropework - so what could go wrong? Here’s our run-down of scrambling’s major pitfalls and how to avoid them.
BMC’s charity supports new website in bid to tackle Three Peaks Challenge problems
The BMC Access and Conservation Trust has helped to fund a new website which aims to reduce the negative impact of the national Three Peaks Challenge.
Five walks for endless summer days
The summer solstice has just been and gone, but these long days will last for a while, so why not celebrate with an uber-challenging hill walk? These five mammoth expeditions will leave you sore but happy.
High and dry: six myths about hiking in the heat
Heat and sun are unusual hazards in our mountain areas, but it’s worth debunking some of the myths around exercise in hot conditions.
New select guide to the best of Lakeland rock climbing
Big days out on long classic routes are surely one of the great experiences of UK climbing, and the mountain crags of the Lake District hold routes as fine as anywhere in the country. If you are looking for inspiration, for new crags, exciting routes and a fresh view, the new select guide to the Lakes is the perfect place to find it.
Blakemore and Turner climb No Country for Old Men in Alaska
Supported by grants from the BMC, Mount Everest Foundation, and the Alpine Club, Tim Blakemore and Mike "Twid" Turner have recently climbed a hard new ice route on North Triple Peak in Alaska's Kichatna Range.
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.
Help save the world - one crag at a time
Off on that road trip of a lifetime but need to earn some cash before you go? Just finished uni but not ready to enter the rat race yet? Got a few months to spare and need flexible work to fit around your climbing? If any of these sound like you, read on…
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