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e-Newsletter March 2017
Welcome

We’re excited to announce that David Lama will be headlining BMC Climb Night at this month’s Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, and that BMC members can get 15% off all festival tickets.

Heading for some hot rock after a winter on the wall? Don’t forget to pack some insurance. This spring, we've got a great offer on annual BMC Rock Insurance, so don’t hang around.

The 2017 BMC AGM will be held next month at Plas y Brenin in Snowdonia. Come and have your say on how the BMC is run, and find out about our plans for the future.

Dave Turnbull
BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
BMC AGM 17: How to come to the AGM
Want to visit the AGM? Join us in the heart of beautiful Snowdonia for the BMC’s annual gathering. The 2017 BMC AGM is taking place on Saturday 22 April at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales. And it's not just the AGM: there are plenty of activites and dinner too.
For when you're off: discounts on BMC annual Rock travel insurance
For when you're off. Annual BMC Rock insurance is only £95 this spring. Don't hang around - get covered today.
Jim Mann ticks big three British fell running rounds in one winter month
Can you accidentally tick off all three classic British fell running rounds, in one winter, and in one month? Apparently so, if you're Jim Mann! Sarah Stirling investigates how this accident happened!
This is Scottish Winter
Some people have been hiking Scotland’s winter hills all their lives. But what’s it like to experience this environment for the first time. And how easily could you get up onto the high ground in the snow? We asked Belinda Dixon to investigate.
Online climbing gear: are you buying safe equipment?
It's becoming common to shop online rather than take time out from our busy lives to physically visit a shop. The convenience, range of choice, and often better prices, make buying online incredibly attractive. But don't be caught out: there are some nasty surprises awaiting the unwary!
From the North West to the North Pole
Misba Khan from Greater Manchester has been chosen to represent Great Britain on an expedition to ski to the North Pole. We met with Misba to find out more about the expedition and how she got involved.
Clubs Roadshows 2017
New for 2017 will be a series of Roadshows aimed at club officers and committee members.
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.
First competition of 2017 - BMC Lead Cup and Open Youth Bouldering: 1 & 2 April
The first BMC competition of the year is here already, the spring Lead Cup and Open Youth Bouldering event will be hosted at Reading Climbing Centre and the newly opened Oakwood Climbing Centre, Wokingham. Online entry available below.
The perfect hill: 5 reasons to climb Blencathra
From famous mountaineers to mere mortals, everyone seems to have a soft spot for the ‘people’s mountain’. Here are five reasons why you should climb Blencathra yourself.
Dangerous avalanche conditions in the Alps warn experts
Sarah Stirling talks to British and Swiss avalanche experts to find out why ski touring and ice climbing is particularly dangerous in the Alps at the moment, and how you can stay as safe as possible.
David Lama to headline BMC Climb Night at ShAFF
The BMC Climb Night is evolving! Not only will it feature top international alpinist and climbing champion David Lama, but we're prepping loads of BMC TV goodness – including Shauna & Pete Go Crack Climbing – to make this event unmissable! Don't forget, BMC members get a 15% discount on all tickets!
ShAFF: The BMC's top 5 picks
It's the festival you've all been waiting for: the 2017 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival presented by the BMC. Don't miss this epic weekend of extreme films and don't forget, BMC members get 15% off all tickets to ShAFF. Find out how:
Improve your moves with Emma Twyford: BMC Climbing Movement Masterclasses
These Masterclasses are over, they took place in March 2017.
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