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e-Newsletter September 2017
Welcome

The rebolting project for Horseshoe Heroes is nearly over. We’ve almost reached our goal of £15,000 which is fantastic but there is still time for you to donate here

The BMC is back at Kendal Mountain Festival this November and we’re running the ever popular BMCTV Breakfast Club. You can book your ticket here and as a BMC member, you get a discount of £5 using code: BMC17

Climb Magazine has gone digital and free this month. You can win a masterclass with BMC ambassador Steve McClure though a Climb Magazine competition ran exclusively with the BMC.

Latest BMC News
We did it! £16,200 pledged for Horseshoe Heroes
A huge thank you to all the Horseshoe Heroes that pledged to the BMC Crowdfunder campaign to help make the quarry a safer place to climb. Over £16,000 was pledged by more than 500 Horseshoe Heroes: it was awesome to see the level of support from everybody!
Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock become BMC’s new recommended retailer partners
BMC members can now benefit from an exclusive range of benefits, thanks to an exciting new partnership between the BMC and leading outdoor retailers Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock.
How to use your Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock discount
It’s easy to save the price of your BMC membership and much more with our discount scheme. Get 15% off at our recommended retail partners Cotswold Outdoors and Snow+Rock. Find out more below.
Shauna Coxsey crowned in Munich
Bouldering athletes competed before a sold-out crowd in Munich, Germany, for the final round of the IFSC Boulder World Cup 2017. After a breath-taking season finale, Jongwon Chon of Korea joined Shauna Coxsey atop the season podium to be crowned overall champions, and a thrilling never-before-seen end to the European Championships.
Upcoming BMC area meeting dates
Come along to the next meeting in your area, to discuss the latest issues and get involved in the work of the BMC.
What went on at the Women’s Trad Festival 2017?
The Women’s Trad Festival (WTF) 2017 was a weekend long event where fun was had, new friendships were formed and for many, first trad routes were climbed!
Tell us about your volunteer experience
Volunteers are crucial to the BMC, we couldn't survive without volunteers giving their time and support. To ensure we're doing our best and meeting the needs of BMC volunteers we have put together a volunteer survey.
Hut seminar 2017: postponed until next year
The BMC hut seminar, scheduled to be held on Saturday 7th October 2017 at the BMC office in Manchester has been postponed. This free event is open to members of BMC affiliated clubs.
Stalking and walking: Don't get shot in Scotland!
Off to the highlands for a summer hike? Well, don't get shot! Walkers planning trips in Scotland should be forewarned about deer stalking season and avoid conflicts with stalkers by checking the relaunched web-based service: Heading for the Scottish Hills.
How to climb the Breithorn
The third in our series on how to climb classic 4,000ers. Mountain Guide Andy Perkins, offers his insider tips on how to climb the Breithorn, one of his favourite peaks, after just returning from a trip there.
How to climb the Matterhorn
The Matterhorn is surely the world’s most iconic peak. Its commanding, isolated position at the head of the valley is unique in the Alps and its claim to being one of the world’s most beautiful mountains is justified. Mountain Guide Tim Blakemore offers his top tips on reaching its summit successfully.
Apply now for the 2018 Development Squad
Applications are now open for those young climbers wishing to join the Development Squad in 2018
Molly Thompson-Smith makes IFSC final, takes bronze in the Duel
The fourth round for the IFSC Lead World Cup headed to Arco, Italy, where the GB Climbing Team put on another stellar performance. Molly Thompson-Smith stole the show for us, by making the final of the Lead World Cup, and coming third in the Rock Master Duel event, the exciting finale of the festival.
BMC Organisational Review Group Newsletter: August 2017
The August newsletter from the independent BMC Organisational Review Group, featuring some results from the focus groups that have already taken place and thoughts on the organisational structure of the BMC.
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