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e-Newsletter August 2018

The athletes were on fire! Did you see it? The British Bouldering Champions last month was broadcast on the BBC for the first time, but don’t worry if you missed it, you still have a few days left to watch the replay on iPlayer here.

Don’t forget, if you’re making the most of the weather and climbing on the sea cliffs around Britain, make sure you check access conditions on the Regional Access Database first; nesting birds may cause restrictions in some areas.

You have until midnight tonight to buy a ticket for the Mend Our Mountains raffle, get involved! Tickets cost just £2 and you could win an amazing £1000 of outdoor gear.

Latest BMC News
Ticks and Lyme disease: what to do about tick bites
Nasty critters that latch onto you, nobody likes coming home to find a tick with its head buried in your skin. So with cases of Lyme disease increasing in Europe, make sure you know what to do to prevent tick bites and how to safely remove ticks that are already attached.
10 sea-cliff climbing 'Don'ts' from filmmaker Mike Cheque
There's no secret trick to climbing sea cliffs, but it's all too easy to mess things up, complicate the situation, or end up confused and off route. Help avoid an epic mega-faff and instead have an amazing adventure on the UK's sea cliffs with these helpful tips from Mike Cheque, creator of BMC TV's latest feature length film 'The Seaside'.
Respect the Rock: 6 commandments of chalk
Enter the church of crag and kneel before the altar of rock. Pay your respects, commit no sacrilege, and always follow the commandments found in the Book of Bouldering.
Competitions Committee
The Competitions Committee, as per the current Terms Of Reference for this committee, oversees the development of competition climbing in Britain, and is responsible for the organisation and promotion of the various British Climbing Championships, including setting the rules. It is also responsible for oversight and delivery of the Development Squad, which provides the pool of climbers from which the GB Climbing Team is selected for international youth competitions.
Make Your Winter Count 2022
Take your winter adventure skills to the next level with #MakeWinterCount. These popular events will help you stride into the winter hills and mountains with confidence. We will be running three events this year, with in person evenings in London and Leeds, and a virtual event on zoom.
BMC Board of Directors: July 2018 meeting summary
A full meeting of the BMC Board of Directors took place on 19 July following an earlier teleconference on 11 July. The agenda was fairly full with a number of strategic items covered.
BMC Climbing Injury Symposium 2018
The UK's most knowledgeable symposium is back! Don't miss the BMC Climbing Injury Symposium in Birmingham on 10-11 November 2018.
The BMC Clubs' Committee is recruiting
The BMC Clubs’ Committee is looking for volunteers to represent clubs from local areas as existing members finish their term.
3 gold medals, 1 bronze for GB Paraclimbing Team at Briançon
It was an amazing performance by the GB Paraclimbing Team in the first IFSC World Cup of the year at Briançon, France. Great stuff all round and awesome to see the team earn three gold medals and one bronze.
5th for Will Bosi at Chamonix IFSC Lead World Cup
An amazing weekend for Will Bosi as he became the first British male to make an IFSC Lead World Cup final in nearly 30 years. And if that wasn’t enough, he also set a new British record on the Speed wall.
Nicky Spinks becomes the first person to run a double Ramsay Round
“After that I relaxed and enjoyed the last 10 hours even though my feet were full of blisters.” At 7.56am on Monday 2 July, Nicky Spinks became the first person to tick off a double Ramsey Round. That's right, she ran the classic British fell running challenge, which takes in 58 miles and 24 peaks including Ben Nevis, twice. It took her 55:56:38. Sarah Stirling interviews.
2018 British Bouldering Championships 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.
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