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e-Newsletter September 2008

I hope you've had a good summer. As we move into September many of us return to school, college or work and the BMC steps up a gear in the business of protecting our freedoms, and promoting our interests. Many BMC Area Meetings reconvene to continue their important work in September – for more details see the news item below. Additionally, the new BMC Clubs Working Group begins to look at issues that clubs face and will hold two meetings this month.

Nick Colton, BMC Deputy CEO

Latest BMC News
BMC scoops Lindsay Griffin for international news
International mountaineering guru Lindsay Griffin will now be reporting regularly on expedition news and international mountaineering issues for the BMC website.
British expeditions bag 17 new summits in Arctic Greenland
Early this summer Geoff Bonney, Jim and Sandy Gregson, comprising a small British team of true Arctic veterans with many seasons experience in Greenland and a combined age of 191 years, became most likely the first to climb in remote Paul Stern Land.
Climbing and people from ethnic minorities
The BMC is committed to removing barriers to participation that people from under-represented groups might face when wanting to take part in climbing, hill walking or mountaineering. This series of video clips is part of that process.
Get ready for winter with BMC skills lectures old
Are you a would-be winter warrior? Don't miss the BMC winter skills lectures this November/December: the ideal way to get set for the season.
World Youth Championships final results
There were some great performances from the British competitors in Sydney at the IFSC Climbing World Youth Championships 2008. Three of our six semi-finalists qualified for the finals and Jonathan Stocking just missed out on a medal.
New BMC Clubs Working Group
The BMC has set up a Clubs Working Group (CWG) specifically to address issues and concerns that clubs face. The Group is composed of Club Members of the BMC and one Individual Member.
Fire Safety in Club Huts
There has been a slew of enquiries recently regarding fire safety in huts, so the BMC is highlighting its latest guidance.
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