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e-Newsletter March 2019

Join us for the BMC AGM and weekend of activities on the 30 - 31 March in Buxton. If you haven't received your proxy voting card by email yet, you can sign up here to receive it.

It's the BMC's 75th anniversary year, and to celebrate, we're holding a birthday bash at ShAFF on 23 March. You can expect a lighthearted trip through the history of British climbing and mountaineering, hosted by Niall Grimes featuring special guests. Book tickets here.

If you're planning any alpine adventures this summer, make sure you get skilled up with one of our Montane BMC Alpine Skills Lectures, coming to a venue near you this May.

Latest BMC News
BMC AGM weekend 2019
This year, the BMC AGM is heading to Buxton. Join BMC President Lynn Robinson for the annual President's dinner and Volunteer Awards on Saturday night, and then have your vote on the running of the BMC on Sunday.
Skills workshops over the BMC AGM weekend
Get skilled up on a one day course with the BMC over the weekend of the BMC AGM in Buxton.
Winter returns this weekend warns Mountaineering Scotland
Weekend forecasts show snow is set to return in the mountains, with freezing levels dropping to as low as 800m in the Scottish Highlands and 600m in the Lake District over the weekend, according to the Met Office.
Exclusive Ski and Mountaineering Boot Fittings with Snow+Rock’s In-Store Experts
Snow+Rock’s experts have been fitting boots for over 30 years; whether you’re a regular on the slopes or just starting to get serious about skiing, they’ll be able to find you the perfect pair of boots and tailor them to fit your feet in specialist boot fitting labs.
Arc’teryx Big Mountain Weekend 2019
The Arc’teryx Big Mountain Weekend will be taking place from the 3rd - 5th May at the Sticklebarn in the beautiful Langdale Valley, Lake District. The aim of the event is to educate, share and improve skills necessary for enjoying the mountains and crags safely.
BMC Board of Directors: February 2019 meeting summary
The Board met on 11 February, with a one hour follow-up meeting being held by phone on the evening of 18 February. Ten directors attend the scheduled meeting and eleven participated in the follow-up. The main matters covered were as follows:
Report: The BMC Youth Open Bouldering Competition 2019
Keep them coming! The BMC Youth Open Bouldering competition last weekend was absolutely buzzing. Loads of psyche from all our young guns and loads of laughs. Here's what went down and the full results.
Huts News
This page is for the latest news about mountain huts.
YCS 2020: Round 3 Start Times
We hope you’re all looking forward to the third round of the Youth Climbing Series 2020 this Saturday 7 March. The format for the boulder round is two and a half hours, ten problems and five attempts per problem. You can find the start times for your region below.
Congratulations to the 2019 BMC Volunteer Award winners
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 BMC Volunteer Awards. From GB Climbing Team members, and Mountain Training experts to local festival organisers, all of them will win a specially-commissioned award from legendary Chamonix artist Andy Parkin.
BMC/BMMS Mountain Medicine Weekend 2022 Report
For several years Hathersage has, for one weekend in June, been the venue for the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and British Mountain Medicine Society (BMMS) joint course for lay mountaineers on all aspects of Mountaineering Medicine. Then Covid hit and for two years it was inevitably suspended. International travel was curtailed, expedition climbing drastically reduced and many of those with expertise were in the front line of caring for patients. Late in 2021 we dared to approach the BMC suggesting resuscitating the weekend and the concept grew.
Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut AGM
The AGM for the AMMH will be held on Saturday 13th April 2019
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