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e-Newsletter November 2016
Welcome

Volunteers are vital to the work of the BMC, and we’re inviting you to nominate someone for the George Band Award. You could also consider putting yourself forward for one of the vacant area volunteer roles.

Mend Our Mountains is up for ‘Campaign of the Year’; your vote, which only takes a few moments to cast, could swing it for us. We would also like you to complete our equality survey, to help us plan future projects and activities that are accessible and inclusive.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to start as soon as possible to cover the maternity leave for the Access & Conservation Officer (Policy) – could that be you or someone you know?

Dave Turnbull
BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Climbing: have we hit the next generation?
2016 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for climbing with hard repeats, mega first ascents, marathon onsights, and the breaking down of long-standing barriers. The thought now on everyone's mind is: are the next generation of climbers already here?
Hydropower in Snowdonia: a green blessing or a moneymaking blight?
Snowdonia's wild rivers and streams are at the centre of a hydropower gold rush. But where is the money going – and is this green energy worth the cost to the Welsh landscape? Ray Wood investigates.
Nominate a BMC volunteer for the George Band Award 2017
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.
Vote for Mend Our Mountains to be ‘Campaign of the Year’
The BMC crowdfunding drive which raised more than £100,000 for paths and put our pressurised national parks in the news has been nominated for ‘Campaign of the Year’. Please spare an easy few seconds to give us your vote.
BMC Areas seek new volunteers
Do you want to give something back to the activities you love? There are lots of ways to get involved with the BMC and help shape the future of climbing, hill walking and mountaineering, including a range of vital volunteer roles at local area level.
Maternity cover required: Access & Conservation Officer (Policy)
The BMC is looking for an exceptional candidate to start as soon as possible to cover the maternity leave for the Access & Conservation Officer (Policy).
BMC Equality Survey 2016
In line with our ongoing commitment to providing equal opportunities we would be very grateful if you could assist us by completing our equality survey.
ACT help fund wheelchair friendly footpath
More than 50 people with disabilities were "amazed at what they could do" recently thanks to a new path in the Yorkshire Dales partly funded by the BMC's Access and Conservation Trust.
Fowler, Saunders achieve first ascent on Sersank
Nearly 30 years after their last climb together, BMC patron Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders achieved the first ascent of a stunning new 1,100m climb up the north face of Sersank (6,050m) in the Indian Himalaya.
Mend Our Mountains path repairs kick off on Kinder Scout with 40 tonne airlift
A helicopter airlift has kicked off work to stop erosion on a heavily scarred path on Kinder Scout, thanks to more than £17,000 raised by the public through the BMC's Mend Our Mountains campaign.
How to improve your climbing on the Grit
Following on from our ode to why autumn is awesome for grit, here's part two: top tips for grit climbing and favourite route ideas from pros and locals, including James McHaffie, Libby Peter, Pete Whittaker and James Thacker.
How to climb 7a: 10 tips from Steve McClure
Dream of climbing 7a but think you’ll never reach that level? Get a grip! With a little hard work and some secret beta from top sport climber Steve McClure, you’ll be clipping the chains on your project in no time.
Training your novice club members, winter skills
This popular training event will be returning on 4-5 February 2017 with a twist. This time we’re offering winter skills.
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