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e-Newsletter July 2018
Welcome

Summer is in full swing and we’re sure you are all making the most of this extraordinary weather. Whether you’re heading to the hills or the crags, make sure you do your bit to prevent moor fires.

June’s historic AGM brought in a new constitution and the BMC’s first ever female president; Lynn Robinson. Thank you if you voted in the AGM, you can continue to get involved at your next local area meeting.

Got a load of ancient kit in your attic? You might just have a bit of history tucked away there. Mountain Heritage Trust is looking for people to donate items to its Heritage Lottery Funded Man and Mountain project. More details here.

And to cap it all off, we’re still buzzing from the BBCs! Last weekend saw the highlight of the competition climbing year: the British Bouldering Championships, hosted in Sheffield, was streamed live on the BBC. You can catch up on iPlayer here.

Latest BMC News
British Bouldering Championships 2018: Report
Crushing heat and sweaty conditions didn’t hold back the crowds of spectators from watching Hannah Slaney and Nathan Phillips take the gold medal at the British Bouldering Championships 2018. And what’s more, you could watch the action live on BBC Sport.
Wild fires - how can you help?
The recent hot, dry weather has been fantastic for anyone wanting to get outdoors and enjoy our hills, mountains and crags in a rare extended period of very nice weather. There's a flip side to that though, and the lack of rain has meant fire risk is high and in many areas increasing as the heatwave continues. Sadly some incredible moorland areas which will be well known to many walkers and climbers have already been affected by catastrophic fires, but what has been affected and what can you do to help?
Dave Musgrove: the worthy winner of the BMC George Band Award 2018
Former BMC president, guidebook author and chair of the BMC Access Management Group; is there anything to do with climbing and the BMC that Dave Musgrove hasn't been involved with? Let's find out a bit more about one of our most dedicated volunteers and worthy winner of this year's George Band Award.
Al Rouse: mountaineering legend remembered
The Friends of The Breck have paid homage to the legendary mountaineer Al Rouse – the first British man to summit K2 – with the creation of a memorial garden and the unveiling of a Heritage Blue Plaque.
How to climb Gran Paradiso
Mountain Guide Stuart MacDonald offers tips on how to climb the highest independent peak in Italy (the Matterhorn shares its borders with Switzerland), which offers outstanding views across the Alps from its summit. It's graded F+ and 4,061m high, so if you’re looking for a big peak that is technically relatively straightforward, Gran Paradiso ticks all the boxes. There is a catch though...
Junior British Bouldering Championships 2018: Results
Another amazing weekend of young guns battling it out was had on Saturday 23 June when Rock Over Climbing hosted the 2018 Junior British Bouldering Championships in the heart of Manchester.
Kamala Sen wins the first ever Rehan Siddiqui Award
The BMC is proud to announce the opening of the Rehan Siddiqui Award for Exceptional Voluntary Contribution towards promoting Equality and Diversity in the BMC. After years of volunteering, there's finally an award worthy of being presented to the winner: Kamala Sen.
Club together now: how climbing, walking and mountaineering clubs can help Mend Our Mountains
We’re inviting BMC-affiliated Clubs to get involved and organise fundraisers to help boost our flagship campaign while promoting the positive benefits of club membership.
Edward and his Mum versus the Old Man of Hoy
Edward Mills, an eight-year-old from the Caithness in the Scottish Highlands, became the youngest person to climb the Old Man of Hoy on Friday last week, raising nearly £30,000 in the process for Climbers Against Cancer.
Notes from the BMC Board June meeting
Notes from the recent meeting of the BMC Board. The first of the new style briefings to our members from the BMC Board from interim chair, Simon McCalla. These aim to let BMC members know the key themes discussed at each Board meeting and any important decisions that can be made public. Please note, these are not a replacement for more detailed minutes.
The George Band Award
The George Band Award for Exceptional Voluntary Contribution to Mountaineering recognises people who have played a significant role in the BMC’s work over an extended period of time.
Historic AGM sees new constitution and Lynn Robinson become first female BMC president
A groundbreaking AGM sees new constitution adopted and Lynn Robinson become the BMC’s first-ever female president.
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