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e-Newsletter June 2018
Welcome

Come and meet the BMC team at Keswick Mountain Festival this weekend. Take part in one of many awesome events we’ll be running in the BMC skills tent, including: mountain skills workshops, films, talks and of course; free beer.

You probably haven't been able to escape the noise of the upcoming vote at the BMC AGM. But don't worry, we’ll stop asking you to vote after 1pm on 14 June (the voting deadline). If you haven’t already voted, please don’t waste your chance to use your voice to decide the future of the BMC – it’s incredibly important!

If you haven't received a voting email, there’s still hope: you can submit your preferred email on this webpage.

We’d like to say a big thanks to all our members for being part of the BMC. It’s been a busy time in the build up to this year’s AGM and we’re grateful for the help and hard work all the BMC volunteers, members, and ambassadors have been doing to support us.

Latest BMC News
Free beer at the BMC and Montane Skills Camp at Keswick Mountain Festival
Meet a medley of mountain-loving outdoor-adventure people again at the Keswick Mountain Festival. The BMC is back and we’ll be running skills workshops, films, talks, music and quizzes until the stars come out. What’s more, there’s free beer for BMC members.
Nick Bullock: Calling a spade a spade and which way I'm voting in the BMC AGM
Mountaineer and author Nick Bullock explains why he’s helping to build a better BMC by voting for our new constitution.
What has Sport England ever done for you?
We realised that a number of our members raised questions about what we really need Sport England funding for. Here are 11 BMC work programmes, job roles, courses, and more, that are currently run with the support of funding from Sport England. From clubs to competitions; hill walking to youth, you might be surprised at the diverse support for the BMC.
Big names: 6 BMC ex-Presidents, 2 Patrons and our best sport climber support Option A in BMC vote
We need your help to build a better BMC. We're asking all our members to vote in a new constitution from two options. And now, six BMC ex-Presidents, two Patrons and Britain's best sport climber have come together to collectively support Option A.
The best 4,000m peaks in Switzerland for beginners
What's the best 4,000m peak in the Alps for beginners? We asked five British Mountain Guides who are based in the Alps this question - Tim Blakemore, Jon Bracey, Matt Helliker, Andy Perkins and Tania Noakes. All of them picked a peak in Switzerland - testament to the concentration of excellent peaks of that altitude there.
Light Night: Hundreds of walkers make dazzling display on the Great Ridge
Last night 600 people came together to create a spectacular show of support for Mend Our Mountains – a human light chain stretching for two miles. Now is your chance to get a memento of the event.
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.
Over 60,000m logged at the Climbing4all charity fundraiser
Over 100 people climbed more than 60,000m to raise £7,000+ for charity at the Climbing4all event between 17-23 March. Many teams, through various climbing challenges, joined forces and ranged from individuals to school groups, friends and climbing clubs like the Golden Geckos.
Junior British Bouldering Championships 2018
This year, the Junior British Bouldering Championships is moving venue and will take place at Rock Over Climbing Centre in the heart of Manchester. Find out how to enter here.
Feeling peaky? Get 25% off Alpine and Ski insurance
Feeling peaky? Take BMC Alpine and Ski insurance with 25% off this summer. That works out at annual cover for £141!
It's time to vote in the BMC AGM, here's how
Don't waste your vote! We know that the majority of BMC members can’t or don’t attend our AGM, but we would still like to encourage you to vote. If you want to know how to vote in the BMC AGM but are unsure how, read on:
HarroWall becomes the fifth National Performance Centre
The BMC is happy to announce that HarroWall becomes the first National Performance Centre to be located in London, and the fifth overall to be granted the title in England.
Harrison’s Rock: Isolated Buttress update
Following the removal of the loose boulder, previously used to step across from the mainland to the Isolated Buttress at Harrison’s Rocks, climbers, the Harrisons Rocks Management Group (HRMG) and BMC have been deliberating about the best course of action for future access to the pinnacle.
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