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e-Newsletter November 2018

At its best, autumn gives us cold, clear, beautiful days in the hills and mountains. And with snow already having dusted some of the tops, winter is not far away.

Many thanks to everyone who pledged to the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million crowdfunding drive this autumn. The £118,500 crowdfunding total has helped the overall appeal climb to a fantastic £520,000 – already enough to make a big difference in repairing paths and controlling erosion. Watch this space for updates as more milestones are reached over the remaining five months of the appeal.

There are also a few places left on the first ever BMC hill walking symposium, which is all about getting new skills, inspiring volunteers and tackling big issues. The programme has just been announced – head here to find out more and sign up.

Latest BMC News
Crowdfunding push and EOCA success takes Mend Our Mountains up to £520,000
After an £118,500 crowdfunding push and success in a Europe-wide conservation award, the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million appeal to raise funds for path repair and combat erosion across Britain has climbed past half a million pounds in total, with some of its biggest projects well on the way to being funded.
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.
Nominate a volunteer for a 2024 BMC award
BMC members are invited to nominate a volunteer for an award recognising the vital contribution volunteers make to the work of the BMC.
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.
Next steps after the AGM 2018: Organisational Development Group Update
An update on the progress of the Organisational Development Group (ODG) following the BMC AGM 2018.
Kendal Mountain Festival: our top 5 picks
Kendal Mountain Festival is fast approaching. To help you make the weekend count, we've put together our top five picks. All currently have tickets still available, but don't wait too long...
Bolts advice guides
Our bolts advice guides come in two parts. Part one is aimed at the climber, in particular those who have learnt to climb indoors and are making the transition outside. It covers the need to know information to help assess the safety of an outdoor sport climb. Part two is newly published and is a guide to current good practice for choosing and installing bolts, covering all of the important issues which must be addressed in order to do this competently and with the correct equipment.
BMC technical advice booklets
Want to know more about the equipment used for climbing and mountaineering? Our range of advice guides are full of useful information for experienced climbers and novices alike. We cover the different types and uses of equipment, the standards they must adhere to and detail essential care and maintenance tips.
How to support novice club members weekend, at Plas y Brenin
This popular training event is for experienced members of BMC-affiliated club to learn about training novices in climbing, scrambling and hill walking.
Special Sandstone Open Meeting – Isolated Buttress access outcome
A special Sandstone Open Meeting was held on Sunday 7th October to discuss future access to the Isolated Buttress at Harrison's Rocks.
BMC TV Breakfast Club: this time it’s scrambled
The word is out. BMC TV Breakfast Club is the hottest ticket at Kendal Mountain Festival. It’s almost sold out – and we haven’t even started advertising it. So don’t miss out on this eggscellent Sunday morning mash-up of Niall Grimes, BMC TV films, personalities and star climbers.
BMC Youth Climbing Series 2019
The BMC Youth Climbing Series is a climbing competition for young people. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of young climbers nationwide.
Profiling and Selection for the GB National Development Squad 2020 - Update
The GB National Development Squad was established in 2017 providing a pathway for talented young climbers to propel from national to international competition and the wider climbing world.
Brit Rock: back and blazing
The Brit Rock Film Tour is back, and this time it’s on fire. This home-grown film tour – supported by BMC TV – has all the best new climbing films from the UK’s top adventure filmmakers.
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