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e-Newsletter November 2019

As the days get colder (and wetter), why not get inspired at the Kendal Mountain Festival on 14-17 November. You can find the BMC at Kendal hosting the BMC TV Night Club and at our interactive stand. Find out which Kendal film screenings are not to be missed here.

We're looking for nominees for the BMC Volunteer Awards. If you know somebody that has contributed to climbing and hill walking communities, you can find out how to nominate here.

Are you a volunteer yourself? If you're a BMC volunteer, or are interested in volunteering, we want to hear from you in our 5 minute volunteers survey here.

Latest BMC News
Nirmal Purja climbs all 14 of the world's highest peaks in six months
The 36-year-old Nepalese mountaineer and former British Special Forces soldier summited Shishapangma (8,027m) at 08:59 on Tuesday 29 October. Beginning in April, the extraordinary mission had taken him 6 months and 7 days. Sarah Stirling has the whole story.
Climbability: increasing inclusivity in climbing
The BMC and Adventure for All are running a pilot at Rock Over Climbing Centre looking to increase inclusivity in climbing activities. The aim of the pilot is to help to develop a package that will increase the confidence of both climbing walls and staff to run climbing sessions for people with a range of disabilities.
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.
BMC Paraclimbing Championships - THE RESULTS
Saturday saw the National competition season draw to a close with the Paraclimbing Championships taking place at Awesome Walls Sheffield.
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.
BMC Youth Climbing Series 2021
The BMC Youth Climbing Series is a climbing competition for young people. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of young climbers nationwide.
Climbing higher: a look back at a massive year for Mend Our Mountains
Don’t be fooled – something good actually happened in 2018 and 2019. With your help, Mend Our Mountains has raised more than £800,000 over the course of a year packed with spectacular events, magnificent individual efforts and big pledges of support. Here are seven of the highlights.
Scottish International Winter Meet 2020
Calling all winter warriors! The Scottish International Winter Climbing Meet is back for 2020 and host applications are now open.
Climbing against repression: the Afghan women with high mountain dreams
Like most Afghan women, Hanifa Yousoufi had never been for a run or kicked a ball. She had rarely been out of the house without a male family member. Last year this same woman became the first female Afghan to climb her country’s highest peak — Noshaq (7,492m). Hanifa and a fellow female boundary-pusher, Freshta Ibrahimi, were in the UK last week, speaking at a few events before heading north to taste the Scottish flavour of climbing. Sarah Stirling interviews.
How to tick your dream sport project
How should you go about choosing a sport project and successfully repointing it? Pro climbers, mountain instructors and performance coaches offer their advice. Top tips from Steve McClure, Emma Twyford, Katy Whittaker, Neil Gresham, Matt Woodfield, Be Fuller and Sam Farnsworth.
BMC Board of Directors: September 2019 meeting summary
A scheduled meeting of the Board was held on 25 September (11:00 until 17:30), with some matters needing to be referred to a subsequent phone meeting. All twelve directors were present at the meeting.
Training for club committee members
This programme provides training, support and advice to the members and officers on club committees and is suitable for new and longer-standing committee members.
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.
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