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e-Newsletter November 2017

Temperatures are dropping and winter is nearly here. Don’t forget to check all your gear and pack emergency essentials before heading into the hills. If you’re waiting for temps to drop below freezing, you can check air and soil temperatures at Great End Crag in the Lakes or Cwm Idwal in Snowdonia using our live monitoring stations.

Not long now until the Independent Organisational Review Group releases its interim report that will include its recommendations for changes to the way the BMC currently works – in terms of organisation, governance, and decision-making structures. We need your help to shape the future of our organisation, find out how you can contribute below.

Montane became the BMC’s recommended clothing and pack partner and the initial celebratory discount has expired, but not to worry as BMC members will always have access to 15% discount from UK stockists. A full list is available at www.montane.co.uk and Montane is also stocked by BMC recommended retailer Cotswold Outdoor.

Latest BMC News
FAQ: How to have your say in the future of the BMC
Climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are changing, and the BMC needs to adapt to meet future challenges. A major review of our work is underway, and we need your help to shape the future of the organisation.
Make winter count: with a BMC skills lecture
#MakeWinterCount and get tooled up with all the skills at one of our winter lectures this November. Tickets on sale beginning of October.
Strathfarrar Estate: winter access arrangements
Are you intending to visit Strathfarrar Estate in the Scottish Highlands this winter? Read on to find out how to access this remote and beautiful area, as vehicular access to the estate is subject to seasonal conditions.
Pembroke: rockfalls, bombs and 2018 briefings.
Pembrokeshire, with great sea-cliffs and amazing climbing, standing out proudly into the Irish Sea on the western fringes of Wales has been given a bit of a bit of a battering by recent storms. The army have also left a few dodgy bombs on the coast that are best left well alone and for those seeking the delights of Range West, then read on for the dates the next round of the scintillating Range West briefing dates!
Mount Everest clean-up project wins UIAA Mountain Protection Award
The Mount Everest Biogas Project was announced as the overall winner of the 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award, joining four other winners of the annual Award from Ethiopia, Tajikistan, Nepal and France.
Become the BMC's new Competitions Programme Manager
Competition climbing is heading to the Tokyo Olympic Games and the BMC is looking for an outstanding individual to drive the development of our climbing competitions programme in the run-up to 2020.
Montane becomes BMC’s new recommended clothing and pack partner
An exciting new partnership with Montane will support our vital access, conservation, safety and youth work, by giving financial support at a time when government funding for sport is being reduced by recent changes to Sport England funding.
How to climb the Eiger
No other mountain in the Alps elicits emotions like the Eiger. Foreboding and dominant above the Alpine village of Grindelwald, it has been the inspiration for Hollywood films, books and countless mountaineers. IFMGA Mountain Guide Tim Blakemore gives us a tour and inside tips.
Club snippets
Want a quick check on the latest club news? Find it here.
British Women Climb: the new exhibition from MHT
British Women Climb, the Mountain Heritage Trust’s new exhibition, opened at the Keswick Museum last month. Available to view until 16 September 2018, the installation celebrates the significant achievements of female climbers from the past 200 years.
#MAKEWINTERCOUNT – The winter competition
Calling all winter warriors – share your winter journey to join our amazing competition. Want to find out how to win free stuff with your polar pics? Read on.
Now even cheaper: Hard Rock tees and hoodies
To celebrate the public launch of BMC TV's Hard Rock film, the clothing is now even cheaper to buy! BMC members can get a tee for a rock-bottom price of £8 or a hoody for a bargain £15 from the BMC Shop. Climb the routes, then wear your tick list with pride.
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