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e-Newsletter February 2018
Welcome

Winter is here! Don’t forget to watch our Winter Skills Series on BMC TV and brush up on all the skills you’ll need to have fun in the cold stuff. And if you’re thinking of #AlpineAdventures, get ready with a BMC Alpine Skills Lecture this year and find out where your nearest is taking place.

It’s coming up to festival season again, and the BMC is proud to once again present the 2018 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF). All our members can get 15% off tickets for all events at ShAFF this year using the code: BMCSHAFF1315.

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Latest BMC News
BMC Alpine Skills Lectures 2018 #AlpineAdventures
Get ready for your alpine adventures at one of our alpine skills lectures this April. Tickets on sale now!
Destroyed: Whitehouses relationships and rock
Whitehouses bouldering crag, a small but high quality gritstone venue in Yorkshire, has been irreparably damaged and a no climbing sign has been installed.
Tremadog Renaissance 2018
It’s all happening at Tremadog this year, Tremfest is back and the really big news is that after nearly 40 years of serving teas and chip butties to climbers at his Bwlch y Moch café, well known Welsh mountaineer Eric Jones has finally decided to take a well-earned retirement. But fear not, as the new owners Gareth Streatfield and his partner Jo, have exciting plans to continue to welcome climbers to Tremadog.
Climbing funding announced for Olympics by UK Sport
Hopes for a medal in the Olympic Games from the GB Climbing Team has risen further, after UK Sport announce plans to support Climbing with an award of up to £630,000, subject to approval of a plan and associated budget for this resource.
How to train novice members in your club, winter skills
It's not too early to start thinking about winter! This popular training event will be returning on 1-2 February 2020 to offer training and support to experienced club members when taking novice club members out in winter conditions.
BMC Climbing charity fundraiser 2019
The BMC is running a fundraising campaign from the 15-22 March 2019 to help some UK based charities that work through the medium of climbing and the outdoors. Teams from schools, universities, climbing clubs and individuals can sign up to raise money for one of the charities through one of our climbing challenges or make up their own.
Choose your legacy: help upland conservation
Leave a legacy to the BMC Access & Conservation Trust (ACT) to help ensure the walking and climbing conservation project become reality.
Do I need crampons? Planning your winter walk
Do I need crampons for a walk in winter conditions? There’s no definitive answer, but if you’re going for anything more adventurous than a winter walk on the beach, then the answer is: ‘Yes, probably.’
BMC Paraclimbing Selection Event 2018
The BMC Paraclimbing Selection Event is for those competing in recognised IFSC categories and is for those hoping to compete internationally. The event will take place on Saturday 24 February 2018 at Awesome Walls Sheffield.
Big screens, big discounts: Presenting ShAFF 2018
Big screens and big discounts. All BMC members can get 15% off tickets for all events at ShAFF this year. Taking place at the Showroom Cinema on 9-11 March, the 2018 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is brought to you by the BMC.
Record 30 entries into Women in Adventure film competition 2018
Another year and another batch of amazing films entered into the BMC Women In Adventure film competition for 2018. With a huge cash prize pool of £1,200 up for grabs, we've had a record 30 films entered into the competition this year; we best get started watching!
5 of the best Scottish winter routes
The first in a new mini-series. A bit of Scottish winter climbing history, plus a range of classic routes from Grade II to V, complete with big stunning photos and brief descriptions. You're welcome.
Fun and footloose: the BIFF 2018
The UK's zaniest climbing competition is here again. Tune in on Saturday at 7pm to see the final frenzy of the spectacular BIFF. All proceeds go to Climbers Against Cancer.
Ready to Rock: Outdoor days 2020
Ready to Rock courses are designed to help indoor climbers make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment. To take advantage of what is on offer you will need to have been climbing indoors a few times already. You will need to be able to put on and adjust a harness, tie in to the rope and belay a climbing partner. These courses are for people aged 18 or older.
Notorious B.O.G: How a damaged trail is bringing outdoor tribes together in the Peak District
It’s a trail described as “one of the jewels in the crown of UK mountain biking”, but the campaign to repair it is being backed by horse riders, runners, ramblers – and the BMC’s Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million campaign. We speak to mountain biker Chris Maloney about why it's so important.
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