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e-Newsletter September 2019
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5 of the best wild swim walks in North Snowdonia
The mountains of North Snowdonia overflow with crystal clear rivers and lakes, making it an ideal destination for wild swimming. Here are some of the best places to strip off your human cares and discover whether there really are mental and physical health benefits to be found in ice-cold llyns.
Keep On Rambling and continue campaigning
This year is the 70th anniversary of the 1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act, legislation that led to the creation of National Parks, AONBs, National Trails, the definitive map in both England and Wales, and National Nature Reserves across Great Britain.
GB Team do us proud at the Youth World Championships in Arco
Were you following? After the GB success at the World Championships this August, the spotlight moved to our GB youth athletes at the annual IFSC Youth World Championships in Arco, Italy. The entire week was packed with world class climbing. Here's ten days condensed into one article:
Something for everyone: Dartmoor's resurgence
The Nuns Cross Path is used by more than 30,000 walkers and 10,000 mountain bikers, as well as horse riders, disabled ‘trampers’ and many others each year - it is a shining example of the accessible but wild landscape Dartmoor can be. But a combination of extreme weather, like the storms of winter 2014, and erosion damage had taken its toll over the years. In stepped the BMC's Mend Our Mountains campaign.
Upcoming BMC area meeting dates
Come along to the next meeting in your area, to discuss the latest issues and get involved in the work of the BMC.
Kenton Cool: the truth about Everest
Are regulations necessary on Everest? How bad are the queues and dead bodies really? In the murky wake of Nepal's proposed new Everest rules, Sarah Stirling gets some honest answers from Kenton Cool, who, having summited Everest 14 times now, is something of an expert.
BMC youth coach training weekend, Manchester 2019
On 14th & 15th September there will be a weekend of highly subsidised training courses for young people who are interested in coaching climbing. The coach education weekend will be held at Rock Over Climbing in Manchester.
Take A Walk on the Wild Side: Mountain Mending in the Scottish Highlands
It’s a little different north of the border...especially when you’re in the mountains. Inigo Atkin takes us on a journey where Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million has helped leave a lasting legacy on some of the highest peaks not only in Scotland, but in the whole of the British Isles.
Hazel Findlay: the climb within
BMC ambassador Hazel Findlay is famed for her cool, calm and collected climbing style. But, as she explains, anyone can train their mind to not only improve their climbing, but maybe their life.
Changing behaviours access conference 2019
There are still a few places remaining - this year the BMC access conference on Thursday 14 November will look at how we can influence positive behaviour in the outdoors in order to continue to care for the places we love.
Have your say on the BMC Strategic Plan 2020-24
The BMC is producing a new strategic plan for 2020. We’re asking all BMC members for feedback in this quick survey.
BMC Cornish youth climbing meet
Join one of the BMC and DMM's youth climbing meets in 2019. The next one will be on the 19th, 20th and 21st October, based at Count House, the Climbers' Club hut above one of Cornwall's most famous cliffs, Bosigran.
Participation survey
The BMC is researching the participation habits of its members and the wider mountaineering community.
Inspiring the next generation: the BMC Young Alpinist's Meet
The BMC Young Alpinist's Meet 2019 was a huge success, giving a number of keen British alpinists the tools and knowledge to help prepare them for future expeditions. From technical skills to mental preparations, the meet imparted wisdom and experience that young climbers would struggle to gain from textbooks or articles. Here's what went down:
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