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e-Newsletter April 2018
Welcome

Has the spring weather finally arrived? Either way, we’re now coming into nesting season so when you’re heading to the crags make sure you check our shiny new RAD app to get the latest access advice for crags in England and Wales.

Not sure what to do? If you have space in your diary do over the coming months, fill it up with one of the many BMC events you can get involved with: Local Area Meetings, Alpine Lectures, Hazel Findlay Masterclasses, Tremfest and the Mountain Medicine Weekend to name just a few.

Do you have a favourite BMC volunteer? This year, we’re launching a number of new award schemes to recognise how much volunteers do for the BMC. If you know someone worthy of an award, send in your recommendations before 13 April. Find out more here.

Latest BMC News
Access news: BMC launches new RAD app
Just launched: a shiny new RAD app that's much more functional than previous versions and works across iOS and Android devices. New features like navigation to parking, massively improved searches and weather/tidal information should make it your new best friend. Oh and did we mention it's free to download? Here's the full story...
BMC Mountain Medicine Weekend 2018
Hathersage is set to host five days of mountain medicine workshops this June, with the return of the BMC Mountain Medicine Weekend kicking things off.
£29 for 7 days in sending season: book your rock climbing travel insurance now!
Sending season is here! This autumn, there's 20% off single-trip BMC Rock Insurance. Get our best deal on rock climbing travel insurance until 31 October 2018.
Celebrate Tremfest 2018: the climbing, gardening festival
It's back! Yes, once again it's time for the jamboree that is TremFest 2018. This festival is your chance to give something back to the crags you derive so much enjoyment from, when work and play combine to celebrate all that is good about Tremadog – 21-22 April, put it in your diary!
Building recognition for BMC volunteers: Lynn Robinson's new strategy
Volunteers are integral to many facets of the BMC, and we are exceptionally grateful for the hard work and generous amounts of time they donate. One incredible volunteer has recognised that the BMC needs to give more back to volunteers and has created an astounding strategy to accomplish this. Let’s find out from Lynn Robinson, BMC vice president and rock-star volunteer, what she’s come up with.
Club snippets
Want a quick check on the latest club news? Find it here.
Organising BMC Events
Considering organising a BMC Event? You've come to the right place. The information you need is set out below and starts with Event Approval.
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.
The Hazel Findlay Master Your Mind Tour
Fear of falling holding you back? Do you want to try climbing hard but the thought of failure stops you before even trying? Master your mind with coaching from Hazel Findlay and you'll take the first step towards realising your climbing dreams.
Montane gets its weight behind Mend Our Mountains
In a sign of growing backing for our big appeal to fix our hills and mountains, leading British outdoor clothing and pack maker Montane has announced it will donate 1% of its website sales to Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million for the rest of the campaign.
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.
Petition launched to help secure countryside access
The Government has recently launched a consultation on its proposals for the future of food, farming and the environment. This will shape the upcoming Agriculture Bill and have a significant impact on the future of access to the countryside.
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.
Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut AGM 2018
The 2018 AGM for the management committee of the Alex MacIntyre Memorial hut was held on Saturday 14th April.
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!
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