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e-Newsletter October 2018

Thanks for all your donations to Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million. It’s going strong but now there’s only three weeks left! Please spread the news as much as possible, every share and donation brings us closer to our goal.

Time is running out to sign up for a number of BMC events and grants:

Deadline is 5pm tonight to enter the British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships 2018. The BLCCs will be used as a selection event to the Senior GB Climbing Team. Find out more and enter here.

If you’re involved in running a student climbing, hill walking, or mountaineering, club, don’t miss the BMC Student Safety and Good Practice Seminar on 13-14 October. Booking will be closing soon, so get signed up here.

Planning a big trip away? There’s still time to apply for a BMC Expedition Grant to help fund that international expedition. Closing date is 1 November, so find out how to apply here.

Finally, come visit our upcycled stand at Kendal Mountain Festival to see our celebration of Women in Mountaineering and watch out for when tickets go on sale for BMC TV’s Breakfast Club, the fastest selling event at Kendal. See you there!

Latest BMC News
Dirty Dozen: man sets off to walk the height of Everest for Mend Our Mountains
Today hill walker Richard Duckworth sets off on a 12 day mission from Scotland to Sussex – walking all the projects featured in the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million appeal. What’s driving his passion for the cause?
Mick the Vic: why you should pitch in for Whernside
Yorkshire's ‘Mick the Vic’, a.k.a. the retired Reverend Canon Michael Storey, has been running walking clubs since '57. Since he were a lad, Yorkshire has changed quite a bit. Yorkshire's Mend the Mountains campaign is focusing on Whernside, the highest hill in the Dales and Mick explains why he's rattling a collection tin to encourage folk to pitch in.
Mend our Mountains: restoring the New Forest National Park
The paths in our National Parks are the foundation for our enjoyment of the outdoors. Our Mend our Mountains campaign is back and on steroids this year – the plan is to raise £1 million to repair some of Britain’s most popular – and heavily eroded – footpaths! Here’s the first in a mini-series of interviews to find out more about what each of our National Parks needs in terms of restoration. Adam Vasey is a Park Ranger at the New Forest National Park.
Making Cheddar Beddar: the Gorge gets a spruce up
30 climbers gathered together to rid Cheddar Gorge of as much of its litter as possible on 15 September, for what is to now become an annual climbers' clean up. The project was organised by two local climbers and long-term Cheddar enthusiasts Tom Powell and Eddy Cool, simply because they wanted to look after the place they love and to display the kindness and gratitude of the climbing community.
BMC Hill Walking Event 2020 Report
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ice at the start of the current interglacial period. But you probably already knew that, especially if you joined us on the Geology Walk led by Stephen Mott at the BMC HIll Walking Event 2020.
Wild Camping for Winners
Camping ‘wild’ is a different way of spending the night outdoors but it isn't allowed everywhere - with a responsible approach however, there are many remote areas where you can still rest your weary head under a star filled sky.
ACT now: be a part of the BMC's conservation charity
The BMC Access & Conservation Trust (ACT) is looking to recruit new Trustees. This opens up an exciting opportunity for individuals to get involved with the BMC's charity.
Man and the Mountain: Chris Bonington resists the status quo
Man and Mountain, it's fair to say that Sir Chris Bonington found his calling in remote high areas across the globe. But when did he first realise he was made for the mountains? And did anything ever stand in his way of making these daring ascents? Mountain Heritage Trust's own Jonny Dry explains how Sir Chris' love of climbing and mountaineering helped him resist the status quo.
Will Agriculture Bill deliver a Green Brexit?
Government will today set out how farmers and land managers will in future be paid for “public goods” including public access as the Agriculture Bill is introduced into Parliament.
Be your best: in the Paraclimbing Series 2018
Open to all aspiring paraclimbers, the BMC and Climb Scotland Paraclimbing Series is a friendly competition aimed at giving people an authentic competitive experience. This series is organised by the BMC and Mountaineering Scotland.
Report: Combined and Speed IFSC World Championships 2018
The Climbing World Championships in Innsbruck promised to be a competition of epic proportions from start to finish. 10 days of competition, spanning 11 days in total; hundreds of athletes; three different venues; and four disciplines (lead, speed, bouldering and a combined format final) ensured that anyone in attendance would not be short of action.
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