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e-Newsletter January 2020
Welcome

Happy New Year! What are your New Year's resolutions? If you're looking at developing your outdoor skills, the BMC has plenty of offers for you to take advantage of...

Plas y Brenin are offering exclusive discounts for BMC members for this range of courses. You can also have a look through all of the upcoming BMC courses covering climbing, navigation, first aid and much more here, or read through a few of the highlighted courses below.

Latest BMC News
Courses, workshops and lectures with the BMC in 2022
There are a range of courses, lectures, workshops and training opportunities that the BMC organises to bring the best value possible to its members.
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.
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.
Training for club committee members
*Spring '22 date announced* This programme provides training, support and advice to the members and officers on club committees.
How to train novice members in your club, winter skills
This popular training event offering training and support to experienced club members when taking novice club members out in winter conditions is returning in early 2023.
Ready to Rock: Outdoor Days 2022
Ready to Rock courses are designed to help indoor climbers make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment.
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.
Alpinism gets recognition from UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of humanity
Alpinism has been added to UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). But what will it mean for those who take part in the sport, mountain guides or those who live in an alpine environment? Katy Dartford reports.
GB Climbing Welfare Support Plan
To support GB Climbing athletes' well-being, a welfare support plan has been written to promote a psychologically safe environment whilst developing a high performance culture.
 BMC Climbing charity fundraiser 2020
Are you ready? Climbing4all is back in 2020! The BMC is running a fundraising campaign from 23-27 November 2020 to help a number of UK-based charities which involve the medium of climbing and the outdoors. Teams from schools, universities, climbing clubs and individuals can sign up to raise money for one of the charities through one of our climbing challenges or make up their own.
Scrambling in winter: tips and tricks for efficiency
In winter, Britain's bristling ridges are transformed. The heart-stopping exposure remains but the crowds depart. The challenges are heightened – a changeable array of snow, ice, rain and wind – but so, too, is the beauty. Scrambling in winter is a step up in every way: here are some tips from the pros for getting it right.
15% off annual BMC Alpine & Ski Travel Insurance in Europe
In a tight spot? BMC Travel Insurance is serious about making sure our members are covered for any occurrence, which is why we provide £10 million emergency medical cover. And to sweeten the deal, this winter from 1 January get 15% off all annual Alpine & Ski policies in Europe.
Upcoming BMC Area Meeting dates
Come along to the next meeting in your BMC Area, to discuss the latest issues and get involved in the work of the BMC.
2020 National Competition Schedule
In this Olympic year, the BMC is pleased to present the National competition schedule for 2020.
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