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e-Newsletter February 2019
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Planning for the weekend? The hills are open! As long as you're well prepared. Read to find out why we think that mountaineers are responsible for their own decisions in mountain environments.

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Latest BMC News
Snowdonia's hills are open - as long as you’re well prepared
This week, the Snowdonia National Park Authority called for mountaineers to ‘stay away’ from Snowdonia due to winter conditions. The BMC would like to clarify that the responsibility for decisions around what a mountaineer does in the mountain environment lies with the individual themselves.
Access successes in South West
From Lundy to Cheddar, Wintour's Leap to Ebbor Gorge, our access team have been working hard in the South West recently. A number of issues have been resolved, check out this access update for all the details.
New Indoor Climbing Assistant qualification from Mountain Training
Not ready to be an instructor, but love getting involved with running climbing sessions? Well you're in luck! A new climbing qualification has just been launched by Mountain Training, the Indoor Climbing Assistant.
Jasmin Paris breaks all the records of the Montane Spine Race
Just 10 days ago, Jasmin Paris became the first woman to win the Spine Race, and also smashed the winter record for the route by around 12 hours. This non-stop, unsupported trail ultramarathon is one of the world's toughest. Even more impressively, Jasmin was having to express milk at checkpoints. Sarah Stirling asks her a few questions about the race; also about running while pregnant and as a mother.
BMC Board of Directors: January 2019 meeting summary
The main matters discussed by the BMC Board of Directors during its January 2019 meeting.
Organisational Development Group update: January 2019
The BMC’s work assessing and implementing the recommendations of the 2017/18 Organisational Review is in full swing led by a team of dedicated volunteers.
Free child protection training in Manchester
There will be a BMC Safeguarding and Protecting Children training workshop from 6pm-9pm on Friday 15 February at Manchester Climbing Centre.
Edinburgh to host IFSC European Climbing Championships
Edinburgh is set to host the International Federation of Sport Climbing’s (IFSC) European Championships 2019 for lead and speed after being awarded the Championships by the international governing body.
How to train novice members in your club, winter skills
It's not too early to start thinking about winter! This popular training event will be returning on 1-2 February 2020 to offer training and support to experienced club members when taking novice club members out in winter conditions.
Clubs members - get trained with Mountain Training
One of the many benefits of being a BMC club member is the ability to access Mountain Training’s schemes, to help with your personal development and potentially the development of your club as well.
Rock climb outdoors with the Castle Mountaineering Club
Go rock climbing outdoors with the Castle Mountaineering Club in the Peak District this year in April or May. Meet fellow climbers, find out more about the Club, and learn how to progress from indoors to outdoors.
Advance notice of the BMC AGM 2019
The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the British Mountaineering Council is taking place on Sunday 31 March 2019 at the Devonshire Dome in Buxton.
Get roped up: the BMC Youth Open Lead 2019
The BMC Youth Open Lead competition will take place at The Big Depot in Leeds on Saturday 6 April 2019 (Please note: this is a change from the originally announced venue due to council work that may effect roads at that time). Competitors will pit their strength against two tricky qualification routes to try and claim a place in the final. Will you be signing up?
It's crunch time: the BMC Youth Open Bouldering 2019
The BMC Youth Open Bouldering Event is a great competition for all enthusiasts and will take place at Rock Over Climbing Centre in Manchester, the home of the GB Senior Squad's training wall, on 16 February 2019.
Staggering record of female-led adventure entries to the 2019 Women in Adventure Film Competition
We’ve been flooded with a wave of fantastic fresh entries to the fifth annual BMC TV & Womenclimb Women in Adventure Film Competition. A whopping 33 films were entered this year, with a £1,200 prize pool up for grabs. The busy filmmakers and athletes have put down their cameras, taken off their trainers and are ready to share their doses of adventure with you.
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