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e-Newsletter September 2021

BMC September Newsletter 2021

Latest BMC News
We're looking for a Growth Marketing Co-ordinator
We're looking for a Growth Marketing Co-ordinator. If you're mad about climbing or walking and want to combine that with being our Facebook fiend, our Google Ads guru, our MailChimp machine then we'd love to hear from you.
We'll be at Keswick Mountain Festival with our BMC Montane Mountain Skills tent
There will be a healthy dose of adventure at the legendary Keswick Mountain Festival coming to you 20th to 22th May. This unique event has got it all: beautiful views, family friendly activities, buckets of adventure and groovy tunes. Plus, it all takes place in the magical Lakeland landscape. If you’re planning on coming, don’t forget to stop by our Mountain Skills tent!
It’s Time To Find Your Adventure
To help you find your next adventure, we’ve put together a series of tips and advice. From getting started, ideas about what to do, how to find people to do it with and what to expect along the way, the BMC will guide you through.
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 Youth Climbing Series 2021
The BMC Youth Climbing Series is a climbing competition for young people. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of young climbers nationwide.
Why are bogs so important for a healthy planet?
Our peatlands store more carbon than all other vegetation types in the world combined and yet here on our doorstep, they're in a state of degradation. As part of The Climate Project's Let's Plant Moor series, Moors For The Future Partnership Officer Alice Leary takes a look at the knock-on effect on the nature surrounding us and what's being done to prevent it.
Enter the BMC Women in Adventure Film Competition 2023
The BMC and Kendal Mountain Festival are calling for all adventurers and filmmakers to switch their cameras on and get ready to enter the Women in Adventure Film Competition 2023!
Student Safety Seminar 2021
This year's BMC Student Safety Seminar will be held over two weekends, with a webinar day of workshops on Saturday 2nd October and a choice of practical workshops running in areas of England and Wales on Saturday 9th October.
BMC seeking a new Chair of the Board (voluntary position)
To take the BMC forward following a period of transition, the BMC is now inviting applications for a new Chair of the Board during an exciting period of organisational development and governance modernisation.
How can you get involved with competition climbing?
Every year, GB Climbing organise a series of great climbing competitions across a spectrum of abilities, from seven-year-olds getting their first taste of comps to seniors battling it out to be crowned national champions. But did you ever wonder how to get involved? Zoe Spriggins, competitions programme manager at GB Climbing, tells Niall Grimes how.
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.
Join the Jonathan Conville Trust
The Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust forward is seeking a new Trustee with social media and website expertise.
A brief history of competition climbing
It’s easy to forget how young competition climbing is in comparison with many other sports. Toby Dunne traces the origins of this unique sport.
What does it take to make a climbing star?
GB Climbing works alongside promising young climbers to help create the stars of tomorrow. But how to do this? Niall Grimes talks to Tim Cunnington, the Coach Development Manager at GB Climbing to find out more about the thinking behind the process.
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.
Mountaineer and vaccine director Andy Pollard knighted
It’s not every day that a BMC member is knighted. Amongst those commended in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list this year is Andrew Pollard, who you might have heard on the Today program. As well as being the Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford, which developed the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, Andrew happens to be a striped Himalayan mountaineer. Sarah Stirling talks to Andrew about his two passions: mountains and vaccines.
How to build an Olympic climber
This year in Tokyo, climbing has finally reached the heights of becoming an Olympic sport. Looking ahead to Paris 2024, and beyond, what will it take for GB Climbing to qualify and walk away with medals? Niall Grimes caught up with GB Climbing’s head coach Tom Greenall to discover more.
Clubs Are Open
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