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e-Newsletter August 2016

Our announcement to rebrand the BMC as Climb Britain met with an unprecedented response. We’ve been listening intently since then and each of our next Area Meetings (1-14 September) will include a full discussion of the rebranding proposal attended by senior staff and board members. So whether you’re an old stager or first timer there couldn’t be a better time to come along and get involved.

As the Olympics get under way in Rio, we’re very excited by the news that sport climbing will feature in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Today marks the start or our #WomenOutdoors Week campaign, aimed at getting more women into and sticking with climbing, hill walking and mountaineering. 

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Climbing going for gold
Today marks a historic day for climbing after it was officially declared a new Olympic sport by the International Olympic Committee in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
September Area Meetings: consultation on rebranding
The next round of Area Meetings will feature a consultation on our recent rebranding announcement – come and have your say.
Ladies: now is the time to get outdoors
Breathe in the fresh air, relax, enjoy some quality time with friends or family and at the same time get active during #WomenOutdoors Week.
Get ready: WiltonFest 2017 is coming!
Lancashire's premier climbing festival, WiltonFest, is back for 2017 and we're planning an even bigger day than last year's blockbuster. Coming to you on Saturday 2 September – it's the event you definitely don't want to miss.
BMC Youth Climbing Series: Dates and changes for 2018
The Youth Climbing Series (YCS) for 2017 finished at the end of April in an exciting national final. After the event the area youth co-ordinators from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, gathered to discuss the series and plan the 2018 YCS.
The 4 best places to walk in the new bits of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District
Almost 200 new square miles of England became national park today, with the extension of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. We look at some of the best places within the new areas to take a celebratory stroll.
Romanians climb Zanskar Supercouloir
The Romanian couple Cosmin Andron and Cristina Pogacean have made the first ascent of the south summit of T16 in India's Zanskar Range by the 1,200m Supercouloir.
How to: safely use micro wires
Would a micro wire really hold your fall? Before you trust your life to that tiny bit of metal, we got Steve Long to run you through the essentials of using micro gear.
Walk skills: how to deal with ticks and midges
Bites from Britain’s tiny tyrants can range from annoying to life-threatening. With summer holidays upon us, here are a few tips to avoid becoming a midge meal, or worse.
Inspiring 80 girls to take up climbing
On Friday 27 May, 80 Year 10 girls from different secondary schools across the Sheffield area were invited to The Climbing Works to trying climbing for the first time.
Getting into long-distance walks: top tips from Chris Townsend
Thinking of tackling your first long-distance walk this summer? We say, go for it! To help you along, here are three week-long route ideas for beginners, offering a mix of nature, history, solitude and challenge, plus Chris Townsend's top tips on getting the most out of the adventure.
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.
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