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e-Newsletter December 2015
Welcome

Winter is a great time to explore the dark art of night walking and the daytime walks that come to life under a covering of snow and ice. Or if you prefer to spend your evenings indoors, delve into our latest climbing wall directory to find some new venues to visit.

Heading to Europe for some alpine action this winter? With our special offer, eight days insurance cover is just £59. We’ve also made a sled-load of other cash-saving improvements to BMC Travel Insurance.

The BMC office will be closed over Christmas and New Year; you can still buy travel insurance online for any last-minute getaways, and if you’re looking for Christmas present ideas, pop into the BMC online shop to see what's on offer.

Season’s Greetings,
Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

 

Latest BMC News
Message to walkers from the Lake District: “Come and enjoy”
Despite Cumbria reeling from another devastating deluge and bracing itself for more rain, many local people and businesses are stressing the area is open. Here are updates on how the area has been affected and what you can do to help.
Superman Steve McClure talks risky projects
BMC ambassador Steve McClure admits he's not had much success on sport this year and battled with a shoulder injury for the first half of 2015. We catch up with him to find out more.
Don't miss: new winter BMC Travel Insurance offers
Ready to hit the steep stuff this winter? Don't forget to pack BMC Travel Insurance. With our special winter offer, eight days Alpine & Ski European cover is just £59. Plus, we've launched a sled-load of other cash-saving improvements.
Five mountain walks that are better served cold
Don’t let falling temperatures curtail your adventures in the hills. These wondrous wintery walks are even more brilliant in chilly conditions.
The cuts continue: but what does the Spending Review mean for the great outdoors?
Last week, the Chancellor set out plans for departmental spending over the next five years. We look at the potential impact on funding for outdoor recreation.
Nominate a BMC volunteer for the George Band Award 2018
It's nomination time for the George Band Award for Exceptional Voluntary Contribution to Mountaineering. The aim of the award is to recognise people who have made a significant voluntary contribution to the BMC’s work over an extended period of time.
Bolt corrosion warning from the UIAA
As a sport climber do you assume that all bolts are bomb-proof? Well, maybe it's time to think again. The UIAA have issued a warning through the Safety Commission, which is an important read for anyone who sport climbs or equips bolted routes, especially in warm coastal climates.
Hill skills: how to go hill walking at night
The mountains at night can be hazardous, but also wonderful. With months of long nights looming, Carey Davies gives some tips for exploring the dark side.
GB Climbing Teams for 2016
The GB Climbing team management have been deliberating and we can now announce the Climbing Teams in Junior Lead, Boulder and Senior Lead and Boulder that will represent GB for 2016.
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.
Get skilled up on a BMC club member training course
Are you a BMC club member wanting to learn new skills? Come along to one of our training weekends to learn about first aid, climbing, winter skills or navigation. New date added...
Find a climbing wall
Climbing walls are a great way to start climbing and to stay fit. There are two ways of finding the nearest climbing wall to you: our online searchable database and our annual climbing wall directory.
BMC office: Christmas & New Year closure
The BMC office will be closed for Christmas and New Year from 5.00pm on Friday 23 December 2016 and will reopen for business at 9.00am on Tuesday 3 January 2017. For information about BMC Travel Insurance and shopping online during the holiday period, read on.
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