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e-Newsletter September 2020

Covid regulations in England and Wales are changing. If you're in a club find out how the latest laws and guidance affect you.

The BMC wants your feedback on the strategic plan 2020-2024. Read the papers and submit a short survey here.

Latest BMC News
Covid19 and restarting club meets
This guidance is to help clubs to restart meets while adhering to the government regulations.
Member consultation of the BMC Strategic Plan
Let us know what you think: the BMC is carrying out a review of its Strategic Plan 2020-2024 to find out what our key priorities for 2021 are. We'd love to hear your views, just make sure to let us know by Sunday 20 September.
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.
Advice for graduating students
With graduation and the transition to life after university now a reality for many student climbers, we wanted to share some advice on pursuing climbing and mountaineering outside of the world of student clubs.
How to support novice club members weekend, at Plas y Brenin
This popular training event is for experienced members of BMC-affiliated club to learn about training novices in climbing, scrambling and hill walking.
Resignation from the Board
It is with disappointment that the BMC Board communicates the resignation of Huw Jones from his Nominated Director position.
BMC calls for immediate end to the illegal killing of birds of prey
Unregulated driven grouse moor shooting results in the illegal killing of birds of prey, the persecution of mountain hares, and the damage to upland peatland habitats is contributing to climate change. Now, the BMC wants to see driven grouse shooting regulated and for government to strengthen and enforce legislation to stop the illegal killing of raptors.
BMC membership numbers: latest update
We want to say a big thanks to every BMC member who has continued to support us through the Coronavirus crisis. From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t have made it without you. Read on to discover our latest membership figures.
Volunteer Story: Kim Leyland
Kim volunteers in the Peak area, monitoring vulnerable species and managing reports of nesting birds.
Peak Bolt Fund volunteers help install bolted anchors at BMC owned Aldery Cliff
Following an uncertain few years, work has recently taken place at Aldery to replace the tree lower offs removed in 2017 with bolt lower offs, in a collaboration between BMC volunteers, staff and volunteers from the Peak Bolt Fund.
Update: on CCPG work
Updates are available here on GB Climbing, the newly formed internal department of the BMC designated with looking after and giving future direction to all things connected with Competition Climbing.
GB Climbing & Climbing Works collaborate to create elite training centre
The GB Climbing Team now have a new home to prepare for international competitions: The Climbing Works in Sheffield.
The Porter: what it's really like to work one of the hardest jobs on the planet
Sherpas. Porters. The spine to many a mountaineering mission. Watch the documentary that gives the mountaineering community an eye-opening look at what it's really like to work one of the hardest jobs on the planet.
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