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e-Newsletter March 2018
Welcome

In case you missed the BMC Sheffield Adventure Film Festival this weekend, you can catch up with the successful public launch to Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million here.

The winners of the Women In Adventure film competition were also announced. You can watch these films and the rest of the 2018 entries here.

If you’re looking forward to the sunnier months and thinking about trying Alpine climbing for the first time, or looking to improve your skills, make sure you book onto one of our Alpine Skills Lectures with Calum Musket and Steve Long.

Latest BMC News
The big push to Mend Our Mountains has started
After months of hard work behind the scenes, Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million launched to the public at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) last weekend, with a variety of successful events and promotions over the weekend to show what the campaign is all about.
7 ways to make a difference for the mountains
We need to raise £1 million to fix runaway erosion in mountains and precious landscapes across Britain, and we need your help to do it. Here's how you can make a difference.
Women in Adventure 2018: And the winning films are…
3 judges, 30 entries, a sold-out ShAFF session and a huge cash prize pool. It's safe to say that the BMC TV Women in Adventure film competition 2018 has been the biggest one yet and now, we're excited to share the winning films with you.
Read BMC organisational review reports
Climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are changing, and the BMC needs to adapt to meet future challenges. Read the reports from the BMC organisational review here.
Organisational review final report: out now
The final report from the BMC Organisational Review Group (ORG) was published this morning and has now been formally handed over to the BMC to determine the next steps.
UPDATE - Ravensdale: Natural England impose precautionary seasonal climbing ban
Ravensdale - a fantastic trad limestone crag in the Peak District - has once again fallen victim to precautionary restrictions imposed by Natural England this year. It is a disappointing development after a number of years of established restrictions, following the BMC's standard principles for agreeing climbing restrictions working well.
How to support novice club members weekend, at Plas y Brenin
This popular training event will be returning in 2020 over the weekend of 15-17 May at Plas y Brenin in Snowdonia. The weekend is aimed at the experienced members of affiliated clubs that support less experienced members whilst they gain experience, develop skills, and become competent climbers, walkers and mountaineers in their own right.
Jasmin Taylor, a telemark Eddie the Eagle and our best hope for the winter Olympics?
Jasmin Taylor won more medals at World skiing level last winter than any other British athlete, and this season is going down in similar fashion. The first Brit to ever win a World Championship medal in telemark skiing (which she has now achieved twice), she's a sort of modern day Eddie the Eagle, flying the flag for Brits in this niche sub-genre of skiing, and setting her hopes on winning the Olympics.
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!
30 things I wish I'd known before skiing my first couloir
What 30 things should you swot up on before dropping in? Steep skiers including Chamonix residents Ross Hewitt, Tom Grant and Dee O'Neill, plus their Scotland-based cousins Pete Mackenzie, Blair Aitken and Hamish Frost, offer their top tips.
Raptor persecutors preyed on in Operation Owl
Police are urging visitors to North Yorkshire’s countryside to get involved with Operation Owl – a new initiative to reduce the number of illegal attacks on birds of prey in the county.
North Wales trad youth climbing meet 2018
The BMC & DMM are teaming up to offer youth climbing weekends in 2018. They are based at climbing huts and involve a weekend of classic climbs, a good social and an evening lecture by a DMM sponsored climber. The next meet will be held in the Llanberis Pass on 9th and 10th June.
2018 National climbing competition schedule
The BMC is pleased to announce the 2018 National Competitions Schedule.
PLS: take a look at Peak Limestone South
As the days lengthen, the weather warms up and the daffodils come into bloom, the thoughts of climbers turn away from indoor walls and out once more to the crags. And just in time for that flowering of your enthusiasm comes the latest definitive guide from the BMC to light your limestone fire.
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