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e-Newsletter August 2020

Climbing walls are now open, and we encourage you to support your local wall safely. We have put together a collection of articles about indoor climbing and COVID. Have a read below about what you need to know before you visit, there's even a short video you can watch.

In case you missed our digital launch of the latest Summit edition last month, you can read it here along with the 2020 Members' Handbook.

Latest BMC News
Covid-19 and climbing walls: what you need to know
This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! Climbing walls around England will be reopening on Saturday 25 July, but is it safe to go? The Association of British Climbing Walls have been hard at work to produce guidelines on making climbing walls as Covid safe as possible. Let’s take a look.
Coronavirus and Climbing Walls: Q&A with Professor Ian Hall
Climbing walls in England are set to open on July 25th so we've talked to Professor Ian Hall of Nottingham University to find out the answers to the medical issues relating to re-opening of climbing walls. Should we wear a mask while climbing indoors? What is the risk of transmission on shared climbing holds? And what about chalk?
Peak District Grit: now ready to show you the way!
The latest BMC guidebook, Peak District Grit – is now on the shelves and waiting to lead you to the best the gritstone has to offer.
Climbing chalk may help deactivate coronavirus says ABC
Climber's chalk may help reduce presence of coronavirus according to the first findings of a study from De Montfort University that was commissioned by the ABC.
All September BMC Climbing Competitions cancelled for 2020
All three BMC climbing competitions due to take place in September have now been cancelled.
Covid-19 and reopening huts
Mountain huts were first closed at the start of the first lockdown in March 2020. At various points since then huts have been permitted to reopen. The BMC wants to support clubs and other hut operators who are reopening them over the coming months.
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.
Snowdon: new parking restrictions
Following chaotic parking scenes in the Llanberis Pass over the last weekend, when over 500 cars were parked illegally at Pen y Pass, blocking one of the main roads through Snowdonia for several hours, the National Park and North Wales Police have issued this statement with new traffic management and restricted parking in place from July 25th.
BMC Coach Education & FUNdamentals workshops
Whether climbing or coaching indoors, on the crags, or in the Alps our workshops cover a range of themes that will broaden your knowledge and improve your coaching.
Temporary restriction of climbing at Eridge Rocks
The huge increase in climbers at Eridge Rocks since lockdown lifted has resulted in rapid wear to the fragile sandstone the makes up the crag. Unfortunately, this has now reached a tipping point where a temporary restriction is needed to give the crag a chance to recover before irreparable damage is caused. Read on to find out more about why this restriction is needed…
6 restriction free European climbing destinations for summer holidays
If you’ve been going a bit stir crazy in lockdown, you’ve now climbed all your local projects, or you just want to escape for a holiday, the question on your mind is likely to be: where can I go without having to self-isolate on arrival or when returning back to the UK?
BMC travel insurance: unlocked and loaded for Europe
BMC travel insurance is loaded with the essential cover that you need for adventure.
The Lost Summer: your latest issue of Summit is digital
We’re excited to bring you the latest issue of Summit magazine – with a twist. The Lost Summer: issue 98 is almost entirely a digital edition. Read on to discover more.
Winners announced for the Women in Adventure Film Competition 2020
Inspirational winners revealed as the 2020 BMC TV Women in Adventure Film competition awards are announced.
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