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e-Newsletter December 2016

Thanks to your votes, Mend Our Mountains, our groundbreaking crowdfunding drive for upland paths won Campaign of the Year at the TGO Awards. You can also influence the National Grid’s proposals to install giant pylons on the edge of the Lake District by responding to its consultation.

2017 is already lining up to be busy and exciting, with lots of BMC events on the horizon including the ever-popular Youth Climbing Series and the International Rock Climbing Meet.

The BMC office will be closed over Christmas and New Year; you can still buy travel insurance online for any last-minute getaways.

Season’s Greetings,
Dave Turnbull

Latest BMC News
Mend Our Mountains wins ‘Campaign of the Year’!
The BMC’s groundbreaking crowdfunding drive for upland paths, Mend Our Mountains, has been voted ‘Campaign of the Year’ by the outdoor public. Here’s a look back at the campaign and an update on how work is progressing with the funded projects.
Giant pylons do not belong on the doorstep of the Lake District
The BMC joins the chorus of concern at National Grid proposals to build pylons the size of Nelson’s Column metres from the boundary of the Lake District National Park – and encourages you to do the same.
Podiums Galore at the World Youth Championships 2016
It's been a fantastic week for the GB Climbing Team at the World Youth Climbing Championships in Guangzhou, China. We've seen sterling performances and some impressive scores; read on for all our results.
Ken's legacy lives on: Hard Rock the film goes public
Now free to watch online: BMC TV teamed up with Hot Aches Productions and created a film to celebrate the life of Ken Wilson and his uber-classic Hard Rock book. Here's how you can watch it.
The Bothy Project: a mission into outdoor space
What happens if you take four female artists and dispatch them to a remote Scottish bothy to untangle their need for outdoor space? Find out in the latest BMC TV production from the team that brought you the award-winning Operation Moffat.
Get skilled up with the BMC on a club member training course
Are you a BMC club member wanting to learn new skills? Come along to one of our safety training courses to learn about outdoor first aid or improvised rescue for climbers.
Cornish sea-cliff climbing: join the BMC International Meet 2017
Connect with international friends, climb with like-minded people, go crazy over the Cornish granite: the BMC International Meet 2017 is headed to Cornwall.
2017 BMC Youth Climbing Series - Dates, Venues, Online Entry & Results
The venues for the 2017 BMC Youth Climbing Series have been finalised and you can now enter online for the series.
FUNdamentals of Climbing workshops: Plas y Brenin
Whether climbing or coaching indoors, on the crags, or in the Alps, our FUNdamentals workshops cover a range of themes that will broaden your knowledge and improve your coaching. Get all the skills with this course at the home of Mountain Training, Plas y Brenin.
Olympic climbing funding: yet to be revealed
Climbing – along with the other five new Olympic Sports – will have to wait another year to find out how much funding could be available from UK Sport.
Chill thrills: how to keep scrambling over winter
Got hooked on scrambling over summer? Here’s what you need to know to keep tackling those airy arêtes and bristling ridges over winter.
Pip's climbing journey: the value of local clubs
For people with a disability who want to get active, climbing may not instantly spring to mind, but it's actually a brilliantly inclusive activity with numerous benefits. Finding a local club is often the easiest way to start. We hear from the parents of Pip, one of Bendrigg Climbing Club's members, how valuable the club has become to them.
Top 5 tips from the BMC Climbing Injury Symposium
From fragile fingers to popping pulleys, the BMC Climbing Injury Symposium 2016 was packed full of top tips and cutting edge knowledge. Here's our pick of the event's top five learning points.
Results of BMC Outdoor Survey 2015-16 revealed
Following a year-long survey of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers over one weekend each month, we have begun to understand the patterns of where people are going, what they are doing and how much they are spending. The report out today highlights some key findings, not least that we estimate that our members contribute more than £10 million a year to the rural economy.
Our Christmas closing times
Phew! That's 2021 nearly done with. As usual, we'll be closing over Christmas and New Year. The BMC HQ will be closed from 12.30pm on Friday 24 December, and we'll open again at 9.00am on Tuesday 4 January 2022. If you're planning a winter adventure and need BMC Travel Insurance over the holiday period then read on.
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