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e-Newsletter December 2021
Welcome
What's new this month? Did you watch our latest BMC TV release of 'A Dream of White Horses'? If not, catch this beautiful recreation of the Hard Rock route's first ascent on our YouTube Channel 🎠
 
Heading to Kendal Mountain Festival? Pop down and say hi to the BMC Team who will be on our Basecamp stand, where you can catch our special BMC community themed exhibition.
 
There's places on our newly added BMC route setting workshop in December as well as places still left on our coach education and FUNdamentals courses.
 
And finally, head out on a breathtaking journey along the north and south flanks of the incredible Glen Coe in the latest episode of our Wild Horizons podcast 
Latest BMC News
Make Your Winter Count 2021
Take your winter adventure skills to the next level with #MakeWinterCount. These popular events are back to help you stride out into the winter hills and mountains with confidence. We will be running three events this year, with in person evenings in London and Manchester, and a virtual event on zoom.
Wild Horizons Podcast: John Dalrymple on the Simonside Hills
In this latest instalment of Wild Horizons podcast, we travel to Northumberland in the company of John Dalrymple to visit his favourite local upland, the Simonside Hills. The Simonsides are an open expanse of upland just south of the town of Rothbury. Think heather-clad rolling hills, small sandstone outcrops and big skies and you won’t go far wrong.
Campaign for National Parks calls for greater action to protect peatlands
Much greater priority should be given to the restoration and rewetting of peatlands with the aim of bringing all peatland into good condition or restoration management by 2030 at the latest.
Prepare to rock with BMC Travel Insurance
BMC Travel Insurance has got you covered as you head off abroad in the hunt for sunny rock.
BMC Climbing Charity Fundraiser 2022
Are you ready? Climbing For All is back in 2022! The BMC is running a fundraising campaign from 21st-27th March 2022 to help a number of UK-based charities which involve the medium of climbing and the outdoors. Teams from schools, universities, climbing clubs and individuals can sign up to raise money for one of the charities through one of our climbing challenges or make up their own.
Women with Altitude: 100 years of female alpinism
Women with Altitude:100 years of female alpinism in the Pinnacle Club and Alpine Club is an interactive exhibition taking place from now until 8th January in the Alpine Club's London Headquarters and is free to attend.
British Lead and Paraclimbing Championships 2021 RESULTS
After a long break and following on from the success of the British Bouldering Championships, the British Lead and Paraclimbing Championships returned this weekend!
Autumn Summit: now available to download
The latest issue of Summit magazine is here. The autumn issue (103) is almost entirely a digital edition. Read on to discover more.
Will Bosi finally repeats Mutation
GB Climbing Team member Will Bosi, 22, from Edinburgh, has repeated Steve McClure's climb Mutation at Raven Tor in the Peak District National Park - 23 years after its first ascent.
Petzl recall Scorpio Eashook lanyards
Petzl have issued a recall notice for Scorpio Eashook lanyards after it was discovered that there was a risk of karabiner gate malfunction. Details are provided on how to check if your lanyard is one of those affected, and what action to take.
Huge Black Friday partner pledge to BMC’s Climate Project
This Black Friday is turning GREEN thanks to a huge 1% of sales donation pledge from BMC recommended retail partners Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock to the Climate Project.
GB Climbing offers unique opportunity for Route Setters
GB Climbing is looking to recruit a small team of route setters to take part in an innovative pilot programme. In December 2020 GB Climbing was successful in winning UK Sport Progression funding to begin work on the progressive development of its competition programme, in pursuit of the long-term strategic ambition to become the World’s leading climbing nation.
Wild Horizons Podcast: Kirsty Pallas on Glen Coe
Anyone who has travelled to the western highlands of Scotland will know the joy of Glencoe. After the long and beautiful bogginess of Rannoch Moor, the A82 enters this wild cauldron of mountains, announced by the pointed majesty of Buachaille Etive Mòr.
How to train novice members in your club, winter skills
This popular training event offering training and support to experienced club members when taking novice club members out in winter conditions is returning in early 2023.
Was COP26 a Cop Out?
There have been lots of climate commitments making news headlines over the past two weeks but with so many announcements, it’s difficult to know what’s actually been agreed at COP26 and what led to the final formation of the Glasgow Climate Pact. The BMC has pulled together the top headlines over the past two weeks.
Tony Moulam obituary
Remembering former BMC President Tony Moulam.
Sustainable Steps
You may already have taken the first step to being more sustainable (reducing your impact on the natural environment) and to being more climate aware (reducing your personal carbon footprint) but we’ve pulled together a list of additional campaigns and opportunities you can get involved in to help you further your steps to sustainability.
BMC Members’ Council biographies
Find out who sits on the BMC's Members’ Council, and a little bit about their professional backgrounds and outdoor interests.
Caring about COP26 and the Climate Crisis
As world leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26, here's our overview of what this means for the planet and the outdoor community, as well as our very own BMC commitments to the climate.
GB National Development Squad 2022 - Selection Policy
The GB National Development Squad selection policy has now been reviewed and approved. The document details the selection process and what climbing competition results will be taken into consideration as part of the process.
Ambitious new targets for Sports for Climate Action announced
A number of ambitious emissions reductions targets were announced by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Sports for Climate Action Framework (S4CA) today. These include reaching Net Zero by 2040 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 at the latest.
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.
New BMC Route Setting for Coaching
If you want to learn about the fundamentals of route setting, then we've got the workshop for you!
Climbing Wall Safety Posters
Posters and tags can be a useful tool to help remind participants of the essential safety basics to follow when climbing indoors. With our partner organisations we've produced a series of posters which are free to download and are also now available to buy ready printed from the BMC shop.
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