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e-Newsletter June 2021

Last week was Volunteers' Week and we have been celebrating the amazing work of BMC volunteers with a series of articles and stories across our volunteer network.

BMC Ambassador, and Youth and Equity Officer James McHaffie is the first person to complete the infamously hard UK climbing ticklist Extreme Rock. Read our interview with him here.

Keep an eye out for the lastest issue of Summit, landing on your doorstep any day now.

Latest BMC News
Caff completes Extreme Rock
It’s one of the most impressive achievements in British climbing: James McHaffie, BMC Youth and Equity Officer, has ticked the entire list of routes from Ken Wilson’s Extreme Rock book. Let’s find out more.
Access & Environmental Specialists Needed
The BMC Access Management Group (AMG) is seeking several new members to help guide our Access, Conservation & Environmental Sustainability work programme and support the staff team. If you have a relevant background at a senior, policy or strategic level and would like to get involved – please read on.
Celebrating 100 Years of Everest
2021 marks the centenary of the first expedition to Mount Everest. To commemorate the occasion, The Alpine Club is hosting a landmark exhibition entitled ‘Everest: By Those Who Were There’ at its premises in Shoreditch, London.
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is back this July
In a unique year for adventure filmmaking, ShAFF is back! Tickets are on sale now for the 2021 festival which takes place at the Showroom Cinema from 9-11 July. Here's our run down of what to expect:
The BMC Celebrates Volunteers Week 2023
A time to say thanks. Through 1-7 June the BMC will be celebrating the incredible work of volunteers across the organisation and beyond who contribute to the hill walking, climbing and mountaineering community.
2021 BMC Volunteer Award winners announced
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 BMC Volunteer Awards. The deserving winners are volunteers from across a wide range of BMC areas, who have all been instrumental in contributing to the BMC's work in access, technical committee, youth development, paraclimbing and our equity committees.
Clubs Are Open
Welcome to the home page for the club promotion campaign "Clubs Are Open"
Want to climb indoors? Check the latest guidance
As things start to open up, we take a look at the latest rules and guidance for indoor climbing in England and Wales. Pulling on the plastic may be back on the menu but check the do's and don'ts first to make sure you and others have a safe and enjoyable time.
Climbing hero's legacy inspires new generation of mountaineers
A charitable foundation supporting young people from diverse backgrounds to pursue adventure in the mountains has been established in memory of British climbing legend, Martin Moran.
Results of the BMC AGM 2021
The results are in for the all-virtual 2021 BMC AGM on Saturday 15 May 2021.
Yorkshire volunteers pave the way at Almscliff
With Covid restrictions easing in England, volunteers in the Yorkshire area took the opportunity to give the previously muddy approach path from the roadside parking to the crag at Almscliff some TLC.
Suspension Bridge Buttress summer restrictions
The iconic Suspension Bridge Buttress in the Avon Gorge will be closed from 8am-6pm during the week from 17th May-6th August 2021 whilst engineering works take place to stabilise the face and prevent future rockfall. Colin Knowles, one of the BMC's Bristol based Access Reps tells us more...
Clubs, Huts, Meets and current Covid-19 Restrictions
With government rules, regulations and guidance changing regularly it can be difficult for clubs to keep up with what they are allowed to do. This article summarises the BMC’s understanding of the constraints on club meets and access to huts, based on information available at the time and date of publication. Please remember to check for local changes that may affect your club or hut.
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