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e-Newsletter October 2017

The Horseshoe Heroes campaign is nearly over! The rebolting project for Horseshoe Quarry has almost reached the goal of £15,000, which is fantastic, but there’s still time for you to donate and help us reach the final bolt!

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 through a Climb Magazine competition ran exclusively with the BMC.

The 2017 British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships and an IFSC Paraclimbing Cup will take place this weekend in Sheffield. The event is free for spectators so head on down to watch and support Britain's best climbers in action.

Latest BMC News
BMC TV Breakfast Club: bigger, better, bolder
Join us at Kendal Mountain Festival for another Sunday morning of mayhem. This year, Breakfast Club has moved to the main cinema screen in the Brewery Cinema, where we’re letting Niall Grimes off the leash and setting him loose on all our latest BMC TV films, personalities and star ambassador climbers.
British Lead & Speed Climbing Championships & IFSC Paracup this weekend!
An amazing weekend of competition climbing is ahead of us at Awesome Walls Sheffield with the British Lead & Speed Climbing Championships where almost 200 competitors have signed up. We also have an IFSC Paraclimbing Cup with over 60 athletes from around the globe coming to compete alongside the BLCC climbers!
Nominate a BMC volunteer for the George Band Award 2018
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.
Run a successful freshers' climbing meet: the 5 step plan
Running a student climbing club is fraught with complications, like making sure your ‘fresher meet’ is alcohol free! Introducing people to climbing can be incredibly rewarding, but there are a number of pitfalls to avoid – here’s our how to guide for running a successful student climbing club meet.
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.
BMC Organisational Review Group Newsletter: September 2017
The September newsletter from the independent BMC Organisational Review Group, featuring the timeline for publication of the finished report and the winners of the survey prize-draw!
Harrison’s Rocks: debating bridge access
Should a bridge be built to access the Isolated Buttress? We attempt to summarise the wide-range of views for and against a bridge before it’s discussed at the Sandstone Open Meeting on 8 October.
The Great Ridge Restoration: MPs and mountaineers discuss how to Mend Our Mountains and Ways
The Mountaineering All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) exists to promote the sporting and recreational interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers; to raise awareness of the physical and social benefits of mountaineering; and to campaign for sustainable access to cliffs, mountains and open countryside.
Down with animal cruelty: The no fluff story
Is wearing down set to become as controversial as wearing animal fur? As animal welfare charity PETA campaigns for it to be banned, Sarah Stirling finds out the facts behind the feathers.
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!
Only two 8,000ers left for Carlos Soria legendary Spanish mountaineer
At the tender age of 78, legendary Spanish mountaineer Carlos Soria is off to Nepal for his second attempt this year on Dhaulagiri. If he succeeds, it will be his 13th 8,000er, with only Shishapangma left to bag before taking the title of the oldest climber to join the 8,000 Club. We got Jules Stewart to catch Carlos for an interview.
How to bag the Wainwrights: a beginner's guide
It's no easy feat, but with a little advice, organisation, knowledge and determination, climbing The Wainwright Fells is doable for almost anyone. Whether hills, peaks, or mountains are your bag, this beginner-friendly guide from Jamie Knop aims to teach you about the fells and how to plan for and complete them.
The Hub: new GB Climbing Team Bouldering Wall
The future is looking strong for the GB Climbing Team, as a new dedicated training wall is launched in Manchester.
The Real3Peaks Challenge: 5 years old
The Real3Peaks Challenge, an event that has removed 1.8 tonnes of litter from popular peaks after the busy summer period, is turning five years old on Saturday 7 October and growing much bigger too! This year, alongside the 'Big 3' peaks, seven additional areas will get deep cleaned too. Find out how to join us and help.
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