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e-Newsletter February 2020

Are you an avid hill walker? Come along to the 2020 Hill Walking Event in the Lake District on 13-15 March, packed with workshops, talks and activities. Find out more here.

The Hill Walking event along with every other aspect of the BMC is supprted by the integral help of BMC volunteers. If you know someone who deserves recognition for their volunteering efforts, the Volunteer Awards nominations close on 31 March 2020, you can find out how to nominate someone here.

Latest BMC News
Shauna Coxsey first Team GB sport climber
Shauna Coxsey today became the first sport climber selected to represent Team GB at the Olympic Games.
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/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.
Help ensure our path network is mapped
The Ramblers have today launched a campaign, Don’t Lose Your Way, to encourage walkers to explore the country in search of unrecorded rights of way.
RESULTS: the BMC Welsh Bouldering Championships 2020
With 2020 a big year for Sport Climbing, the BMC National competitions kicked off with a bang with the Welsh Bouldering Championships at The Climbing Hangar Swansea!
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.
BMC Sheffield Adventure Film Festival tickets go on sale for 2020
BMC ShAFF is calling on people who love the outdoors to seek out acts of adventurous rebellion as it launches ticket sales for this year’s festival, which takes place at the Showroom Cinema from 20-22 March.
International winter climbing meet attracts top ice climbers
Climbers from around the globe will be gathering in Scotland next month for a special event revived by Mountaineering Scotland after a four-year absence to mark the beginning of their 50th anniversary year.
Apply now for a summer Alpine Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust course
Aspiring mountaineers act now! Applications are still open for this summer’s Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust (JCMT) Alpine courses. But hurry, the closing date is 29 February.
How will Brexit affect travel insurance?
The UK is leaving the EU, will this change the way Brits travel to and from the UK? What does Brexit mean for our holidays? And how will it affect travel insurance? Find out more here.
What the BMC is deciding about unauthorised encampments and trespass
The BMC is aware of the Government consultation on ā€œStrengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampmentsā€ and will be submitting a formal response in due course. The deadline for submissions is 5 March 2020.
Time to get watching the new 2020 Women in Adventure films!
We’ve been flooded with a wave of fantastic fresh entries to the sixth annual BMC TV & Womenclimb Women in Adventure Film Competition and have 30 new female-led adventure films to share with you.
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.
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