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e-Newsletter December 2019
Welcome

On 2nd December, the BMC turned 75. To celebrate, we're giving away 75 goodies to our lucky members, find out more here.

You can also watch a celebratory 75th anniversary video that connects modern climbing with it's heritage in 1944 on BMC TV.

In time for for winter, the winter conditions monitoring systems in the Lake District and Cwm Idwal have been switched on. Make sure you check the conditions before you head out this winter.

Latest BMC News
We’re 75! Happy birthday to the BMC
We’re celebrating! 75 years ago, from humble beginnings, Geoffrey Winthrop-Young’s vision laid the foundations to create the British Mountaineering Council – one single organisation to represent and speak on behalf of all mountaineers in Britain. And it’s been a wild ride.
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.
BMC members get discounted subscription to Trek and Mountain magazine
Exciting news for you mountain fanatics! To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Trek and Mountain magazine, we're offering members a discounted price off an annual subscription!
BMC Members get discounted subscription to Fall-Line Skiing magazine
Exciting news for you keen skiers! We have partnered with Fall-Line Skiing - the UK's best specialist ski magazine with the best coverage on gear, backcountry, powder & stonking places to ride.
Will Bosi narrowly misses out on finals in Toulouse Combined Qualifier
Will Bosi put in a brilliant performance in the Combined Qualification round and just missed out on making finals. It’s not the end of his Olympic dreams though – there’s still one Olympic Qualification Event remaining in Moscow in March next year.
En:spire – discover how to fuel well and be healthy
How can you fuel well to perform well and be healthy? Join top climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk and expert guest speakers to discover more at a new BMC supported event in Sheffield.
Hazel Findlay climbs Magic Line, her hardest and most beautiful route yet
Within just six weeks, Hazel Findlay has successfully headpointed Magic Line 5.14c R in Yosemite Valley, a 35m crack which she describes as the 'hardest and most beautiful line' she has tried and equivalent to 'E10 for sure'. It can be hard to directly translate top-end American grades, but this is an 8c trad route. Hazel added, "To give you an idea of how hard this route was for me, the lower boulder crux is the hardest boulder problem I’ve ever done."
How to Make an Outdoor Film Part 1: Filming
Feeling inspired by Kendal Mountain Film Festival and the Brit Rock Film Tour but not sure where to start? In this two-part series, award-winning outdoor filmmakers Alastair Lee and Natasha Brooks offer their top tips.
How to Make an Outdoor Film Part 2: Editing
Feeling inspired by Kendal Mountain Film Festival and the Brit Rock Film Tour but not sure where to start? In this two-part series, award-winning outdoor filmmakers Alastair Lee and Natasha Brooks offer their top tips.
Outdoor trad climbing days for young people
This is a one day outdoor trad climbing course for 11-17 year olds who are confidently leading on indoor climbing walls. As well as being a fun day out climbing the course will cover key safety skills for both the participant and the parent. This type of climbing is what is predominantly practiced on British crags.
Outdoor sport climbing days for young people
This is a one day outdoor sport climbing course for 11-17 year olds who are confidently leading on indoor climbing walls. As well as being a fun day out climbing the course will cover key safety skills for both the participant and the parent.
Performance sport climbing days for young people
These courses will be run by Ian Dunn who has many years of experience sport climbing. Ian is a Development Coach. Ian really enjoys sport climbing and has climbed extensively in the UK, Europe and Thailand, he also loves passing on knowledge to others and seeing climbers push themselves and achieve their goals. Ian has run many workshops and Sport Climbing Courses for The BMC.
Access conference: Changing behaviours requires inspiration, dialogue and trust
Be better as a community of outdoor representatives to share good practice messages. This was one of the key messages from the BMC conference on Changing Behaviours.
Training for club committee members
*Spring '22 date announced* This programme provides training, support and advice to the members and officers on club committees.
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