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e-Newsletter May 2018
Welcome

We’re building up to the BMC AGM on 16 June, which promises to be the most important in 25 years. In preparation, all members are invited to attend the Members’ Open Forum event on Tuesday 15 May where discussions on the proposed constitutional reforms – both National Council and Proposal B recommendations – will be had. Don’t miss the chance to find out more and have your say.

In other adventures, if you’re tackling the big mountains this summer, make sure you get involved with the #AlpineAdventures competition where you could be the lucky winner of the AlpKit Grand Prize bundle worth over £1,000. Find out how to enter below.

Latest BMC News
BMC Constitution and Open Forum: the way ahead
What constitutional changes are being recommended at the BMC AGM 2018? A debate was held in Manchester on 15 May. You can re-watch the livestream here.
Win prizes worth £1,000: #AlpineAdventures competition
Alpine adventurers: find out how to win free prizes with your pictures. All the info here:
Crookrise Calling: a festival of gritstone perfection
We’re planning a celebration of the amazing climbing on offer at Crookrise: the BMC’s newest crag acquisition on Saturday 2nd June. This moorland gritstone gem, nestled high above Embsay packs in serious quality both in terms of routes and boulders – some of the most perfect weathered features and impeccable lines anywhere.
Waymaking: women's adventure anthology reaches £12k target
Vertebrate Publishing's Kickstarter campaign reaches its £12,000 goal for Waymaking, the new anthology of women’s adventure writing, poetry and art.
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.
Youth Climbing Series 2018 Grand Final - results
The Grand Final of the 2018 BMC Youth Climbing Series took place at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, Ratho near Edinburgh on Saturday 28 April 2018.
Mark Vallance: 1944-2018
Former BMC President and founder of Wild Country, Mark Vallance passed away on 19 April following a period of illness suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.
BMC Student safety seminar 2018
The BMC Student Safety and Good Practice Seminar is a must if you're involved in running a student climbing, hill walking or mountaineering club. The seminar will be held at Plas y Brenin in North Wales on Saturday 13th and Sunday the 14th of October 2018.
Steve McClure climbs new 8c at Malham
Long live the king! The UK’s best sport climber has put to bed another project at Malham, proving that this iconic crag is far from climbed out. BMC ambassador Steve McClure named the new route ‘The Reign Is Over’ and reckons it’s around 8c in difficulty. We caught up with Steve to find out more about the route, its name, and how it climbs.
Get out there and raise money for Mend Our Mountains
Do you want to take on a challenge and raise money for Mend Our Mountains at the same time? Download our new fundraising pack to help you on your way.
Access advice: 5 steps to parking karma
We’ve all been there. Running late, you’re one of the last to get to the crag. It’s rammed, but there’s just one parking space left. Well, it looks like a space, and that gate hardly looks used. Read on for part one of our Respect The Rock series.
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.
Welsh Climbing Championships
The BMC Welsh Lead Climbing Championships (Lead Cup Round 2) is being held at Rock UK Summit Centre, Merthyr Tydfil on Saturday 9 June.
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