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e-Newsletter August 2015
Welcome

Tell us what you did at the weekend and help us to build a picture of the real value of outdoor recreation. If you need an incentive, there are prizes to be won.

Congratulations to Aidan Roberts, the new European junior bouldering champion; and to Shauna Coxsey and Tyler Landman, the 2015 British bouldering champions.

Our BMC4Nepal charity auction raised an impressive £24,097 for the people of Nepal; thanks to everyone who dug deep and bid high.

We are looking for a membership administrator to join our busy team. Do you know someone who might be interested?

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
BMC Outdoor Survey August 2016: what did you do this weekend?
Did you manage to get out on the hills and crags? Complete our 5-minute survey to tell us about your weekend of climbing and walking and be in with a chance of winning a set of BMC guidebooks, maps and a t-shirt. This is the FINAL time this survey will be run.
Revealed: the future of your climbing gear 2016
What will your climbing gear look like next year? Sarah Stirling reveals her top climbing products that will reinvent you as a lightweight, stylish climbing machine in 2016.
Have your say on improved access to Wales
The Welsh government has recently started a consultation on improving opportunities to access the outdoors of Wales for responsible recreation. The BMC, along with other recreational bodies, welcomes this review and sees this as a great opportunity for outdoor users to tell government what they want out of this review.
Northumberland cleaners set sights on Peel Crag
Three clean-ups at Crag Lough have brought many routes back into condition and the Northumberland crag is once again being enjoyed to the full. So this year, the focus is shifting to nearby Peel Crag for the annual crag restoration festival. Come and lend a hand on Saturday 5 September.
WiltonFest: pudding on the style
Don’t miss the north west’s premier climbing get-together of the year! The third annual BMC WiltonFest is on Saturday 5 September, and stars Steve McClure and a bed sheet, supported by beers, black puddings and a barbecue.
5 reasons to take out BMC insurance this summer
Are you heading off on a summer adventure? Here are our five reasons why you should be packing BMC Travel Insurance.
Aidan Roberts becomes Britain’s first European junior champion
The GB Junior Bouldering Team has just returned with an outstanding set of results from the European Championships in L'Argentiere La Bessee in France, capped by a winning performance from Aidan Roberts. Team manager and coach Tom Greenall reports.
Llanberis primary school kids storm Snowdon - Plant Llanberis yn dringo yr Wyddfa
Dydi plantos Llanberis ddim yn segur pan yn cerdded y bryniau - neu wrth ganu ar y copa. Disgrifia Lily Cousins,y gohebwraig ieuengaf ei hanes, yn dringo'r Wyddfa. The kids of Llanberis are no slouches when it comes to hill walking - or singing. Lily Cousins, the BMC's youngest journalist, describes her primary school's ascent of Snowdon. (A bilingual article translated by Guto Selwyn Williams of year 6 -scroll down for the English).
BMC strolls out with 'the Westminster walker' in Wharfedale
The BMC joined our link to parliament, Greg Mulholland MP, for a walk in the hills and gills of the Yorkshire Dales as part of a popular local walking festival.
Over £24k raised as hammer comes down on BMC4Nepal charity auction
The hammer has fallen for the final time on the #BMC4Nepal charity auction, raising an impressive £24,097 for the people of Nepal.
Beat the hill herds: 7 alternative walking weekends for this summer
The usual hill walking hotspots get so cluttered up in summer they can become uncomfortable. Why not escape the crowds in the Lakes and Snowdonia and head to one of these amazing alternative destinations?
Get into via ferrata: the basics
Historically, via ferrata have been often underrated and misunderstood – but hill folk are beginning to wake up to just how much fun this sidelined sport can be. Ian Fenton and Dan Middleton look at what you need to know to get some ironing done this summer.
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