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e-Newsletter October 2021
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BMC October Newsletter 2021

Latest BMC News
How does Coronavirus (COVID-19) affect your BMC Travel Insurance policy?
Now with Covid Cover. Travel has been disrupted around the world since Coronavirus hit the headlines at the beginning of 2020. As travel restrictions to certain countries are being lifted, BMC Travel Insurance is adapting to ‘the new normal’. If you’re planning a trip and have BMC Travel Insurance, what should you know about Coronavirus?
Finding Our Way: the diverse outdoor voices podcast from the BMC
We want to diversify the people we normally hear talking about the outdoors, celebrate their stories, shine a light on their insights, and create a place for discussion, inclusion and practical advice. Welcome to Finding Our Way, our new podcast to champion walkers, climbers and mountaineers from diverse backgrounds
Changes to Southern Sandstone bolted anchors
Following a review of bolted anchors on Southern Sandstone, the way we all use bolted anchors in the area is changing. Read on to make sure you're following the latest method.
Shauna Coxsey elected President of the IFSC Athletes' Commission
Elections for the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Athletes’ Commission took place at the 2021 IFSC Climbing World Championships in Moscow, Russia, with Olympian Shauna Coxsey MBE, of Great Britain, elected as President.
BMC launches Liftshare site
With our BMC Community Liftshare site, we've now made it easier for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers to get to the mountains and crags you love, now with less cars on the road. Get involved and sign up today.
Breakdown of 2021 AGM results
Here is the breakdown of the AGM results for BMC members to view.
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.
Tributes: Rick Allen dies in K2 avalanche
On July 25, Rick Allen (November 1954 - July 2021) died in an avalanche while attempting a new route on K2, aged 68. Something of a 'legendary grandfather' in Himalayan climbing circles, he was best known for making the first complete ascent of Nanga Parbat’s Mazeno Ridge in 2012, with Sandy Allan, for which the pair earned a Piolet D'Or.
GB win 6 medals at Paraclimbing World Champs 2021
Fantastic results from the GB Paraclimbing Team at the IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships 2021 in Moscow, Russia, with six medals including two World Champions.
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.
Bronze for Hamish McArthur at his first Senior World Champs
Hamish McArthur takes home the bronze medal at his first Senior World Championships after becoming the double World Champ in the Junior Boulder and Lead in the same year.
Annual membership fee adjustment
The BMC announces move to an annual inflation-linked increase of membership fees in 2022.
Pembroke: Seals
Autumn is the peak seal pupping season along the western coasts of Wales and in particular the Pembrokeshire coast. It's important that climbers are aware of seals to avoid disturbance to these wonderful mammals.
Graduates! It's time to Find Your Next Adventure
If you’re looking to take the next step in your outdoor journey, then take a look at our latest project: Find Your Adventure. Perhaps you’re graduating from uni or moving to a new place. We’re making it easy for you to connect with friendly climbing and walking clubs in your area.
Get skilled up with the BMC on a club member training course
Are you a BMC club member wanting to learn new skills? Come along to one of our safety training courses to learn about outdoor first aid or improvised rescue for climbers.
Training for club committee members
*Spring '22 date announced* This programme provides training, support and advice to the members and officers on club committees.
Join the Jonathan Conville Trust
The Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust forward is seeking a new Trustee with social media and website expertise.
Club networks
Introducing Club Networks - a new way for clubs to be able to communicate with each other, with BMC Clubs’ Committee and with the BMC.
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