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e-Newsletter October 2015

Autumn is a fabulous time to be in the British mountains, with its cloud inversions and stellar sunrises. Check out our seasonal grit guide offers and read eight reasons to love autumn in the British hills. 

There are 4 exciting new job opportunities at the BMC. Two new officer positions will cover youth, equity and partnerships, while we're also expanding our digital media team.

News that sport climbing has been short listed for 2020 Olymipics is an exciting propostion. We'll be supporting the IFSC bid in the run-up to the final decision next August.

The foreign office has changed its travel advice for Nepal, signifying that recovery from the earthquakes continues to go well. The BMC is proud to have been offering insurance to Nepal thoughout this trekking season.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Eight reasons to love autumn in the British mountains
Sad to see the back of summer? Don’t fret - from cosy pubs to cloud inversions, there are plenty of reasons to welcome the advent of autumn.
Women in Adventure: part 2
Are you a film-maker with a short film about the mountain adventures of an exciting woman or women? Following on from the success of last year's competition the BMC and WomenClimb are once again teaming up with ShAFF to put more adventurous women on the big screen!
Stonnis: exclusive BMC TV film premiere celebrating iconic crag Black Rocks
A new film celebrating the unique, infamous and underrated crag that is Black Rocks is now live on BMC TV. Filmed by Mike Cheque, Johnny Dawes has said "This film was all I love about rock and the climbers that love climbing on it. Well done Mr Cheque!"
Disability Symposium: learn how to support people with disabilities outdoors
Do you support or instruct people with disabilities to go hill walking, climbing or mountaineering? Get up to speed with the latest best practice at the BMC's second Disability Symposium, with talks from Eiger paraclimber John Churcher and Emmerdale actor, motivational speaker and quadriplegic Andy Walker.
Help us protect the Lake District from giant pylons
The BMC is supporting Friends of the Lake District’s campaign against giant pylons being built as part of the largest planned electricity infrastructure project in the UK. You can support the campaign by signing up to the campaign website and writing to your MP.
Wild Ben Winston, filmmaker and climber, dies in Peak District
Last weekend, Sheffield climber, writer, photographer and filmmaker Ben Winston (39) collapsed while camping alone at Lawrencefield, one of his favourite spots. Despite help from Edale Mountain Rescue and the ambulance service, he did not survive.
MPs hold skyline summit meeting to champion outdoor recreation
A record number of MPs and Lords took to the hills on Friday 18 September to walk along the Edale Skyline with the BMC, on the annual walk of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mountaineering.
Success: British Polar explorer talks climbing the Nose with Hans Florine
The BMC would like to say a big thank you to British Polar explorer Fiona Thornewill MBE, who recently climbed the Nose to raise funds for the BMC's Access and Conservation Trust, and to inspire people they can do anything, if they want to enough – Fiona is a 50-year-old amateur climber and mother of two. Fiona joined Hans Florine, who holds the speed record, for his 100th ascent of the route.
Exciting new officer positions at the BMC
We are extremely pleased to announce that, following discussions with Sport England, two exciting new posts are being created at the BMC.
Mobile phones in the mountains: a blessing or a curse?
After a mountain rescue team warns against relying on mobile phones for navigation, we asked three mountain rescue team leaders around the country to share their very different opinions.
Ode to Autumn: stay seasonal with our gritstone offers
Time to leave the limestone: grit season is here. As Niall Grimes celebrates the start of his very favourite season, we've got free postage on all our grit guides. So get shopping, dig out that down jacket and head outside.
Ticket to Tokyo: Sport Climbing clears hurdle toward 2020 Olympics
A new era for Sport Climbing has begun, as it is proposed as a new sport for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by the Tokyo 2020 Additional Event Programme Panel.
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