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e-Newsletter July 2016

BMC honorary member Ken Wilson was one of the most influential voices in British climbing, His death leaves a hole in the climbing community, but his legacy will continue to shape British climbing for years to come.

Congratulations to Shauna Coxsey, newly crowned bouldering world cup champion and member of the most excellent order of the British Empire. Shauna’s next challenge is to defend her national title at the Cliffhanger festival in Sheffield this weekend.

The full fallout from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union won’t be known for some time, but the consequences will reach into all aspects of our lives. We take a look at what it might mean for the environment and the outdoor industry.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Outdoor world takes stock after Brexit vote
Following the fallout of the EU referendum and the majority decision to leave, what does this result mean for lovers of the outdoors? Ed Douglas, writer, journalist and natural world enthusiast, investigates.
Queen of climbing. World title and MBE for Shauna Coxsey
In a game-changing weekend for British competition climbing, Shauna Coxsey not only became the IFSC Boulder World Cup Champion, but was also awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours.
WATCH LIVE: The battle of the British boulderers
The battle to determine the best British boulderer is coming soon and will be available on livestream. Will Shauna Coxsey be crowned number one yet again? Can Tyler Landman retain his title for a second year running? Find out live on 9-10 July.
#WomenOutdoors Week: 7 reasons to get involved
During 5-15 August, the BMC will be running a campaign aimed at encouraging more women to get involved in climbing, hill walking and mountaineering. Here's seven reasons why you should support the campaign and get involved.
Ken Wilson: Mountain man
Ken Wilson, one of the most influential voices in British climbing, has passed away. His death leaves a hole in the climbing community, but his legacy will continue to shape British climbing for years to come.
Could corporate sponsorship turn our national parks into outdoor Disneylands?
A new company set up to persuade big business to support national parks has been criticised over fears it could lead to ‘Disneyfication’. Should we be worried? In the first of three articles exploring the future of our national parks, Carey Davies takes a look.
Manaslu Circuit, Langtang Valley trails back in business
The Langtang Valley and Manaslu Circuit were the last trekking routes in Nepal to have their ban lifted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, after suffering significant damage to trails and infrastructure in April 2015's earthquake. Richard Goodey of Lost Earth Adventures reports on conditions encountered this spring.
'Limbless mountaineer' on the Cuillin Ridge
Since losing his hands and feet to frostbite 17 years ago, Jamie Andrew has been busy pushing the boundaries of what he can achieve and inspiring others as a motivational speaker. On his latest challenge, the Cuillin Ridge, the tables were turned when Jamie’s team saved the life of a badly injured solo-climber.
How to climb Cosmiques Arete
Get the inside knowledge: IFMGA Mountain Guide Caroline George offers some beta on route-finding, gear, and tackling the cruxes of Chamonix's classic AD alpine route, Cosmiques Arete.
Help or hazard? Why GPS may be leading us astray
Are hill walkers becoming so reliant on technology that we may be losing a part of ourselves and our ability to ‘see’ the bigger picture? Heather Morning, Mountain Safety Advisor with The Mountaineering Council of Scotland, debates whether that GPS ‘safety net’ is becoming more of a hazard than a help.
Grades boosted by school climbing walls
Having a climbing wall in a school not only boosts children's climbing grade, there are amazing benefits to health, academic performance, and social skills as well. But not only that, it opens the door to an array of career pathways.
Child Protection training: sheffield
There will be a BMC Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop on Thursday 7 September at Awesome Walls Climbing Centre, Garter St, Sheffield S4 7QX.
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