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e-Newsletter March 2022
Thanks to our recommended retail partners Cotswold Outdoor, we have been given one Mountain Equipment Helium 400 Sleeping Bag to give away to one lucky newsletter reader.
To be in with a chance to win:
  • Tell us where you'd take the sleeping bag camping
  • Email your answer to winfreestuff@thebmc.co.uk before 31/3/22
We're currently hiring for two permanent roles at the BMC:
Plus there's new vacancies as Nationally Elected Councillors if you wish to represent our members (voluntary roles)
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is taking place next weekend 18-20th March and BMC members get 15% off all sessions with the code SHAFFBMC15
Looking ahead to Keswick Mountain Festival in May, BMC Members get 20% off sports entries and festival weekend tickets with code BMC20_KM2022

Plus we've got some great conservation volunteer days that would be great for you or your club to get stuck into:

Catch up with the BMC latest articles from the last month all featured below 👇
Latest BMC News
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival returns this March
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is set to bring the wild outdoors into the heart of the city as tickets go on sale for the 2022 festival, which takes place at the Showroom Cinema from 18-20 March. We've got a full programme of Women in Adventure events taking place.
Save the date – BMC Annual General Meeting 2022 (AGM)
This year our AGM is taking place on the evening of Wednesday 18 May 2022, starting at 7pm and lasting no more than 2 hours. For the third year in a row, it is being held as a virtual-only meeting. It would be fantastic to see as many members as possible joining us.
Hiking Essentials Talks: Spring clean your skills
Brush up on your skills with our hiking essentials talks delivered by our experts.
Volunteer opportunities on Members' Council and Board of Directors
Are you passionate about the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers? Do you want to volunteer to share your knowledge & experience whilst working with great people? If you have commitment, energy and enthusiasm, now is your chance to give something back.
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!
Tell us what you think is the future of our National Parks
The BMC would like to know what you think about some of the key proposals that government have put forward to help protect and improve our English National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty (AONBs) for future generations.
BMC issues statement on Ukraine events
The BMC issues letters to International Federations on its stance concerning the events in Ukraine.
Where can I re-use, repair or recycle my outdoor gear?
The most sustainable product is the product you already own. We've pulled together a list of retailers and organisations who can help you re-use, repair or recycle your old or unwanted clothing and outdoor kit.
Training Essentials: mountain skills
Get set with Training Essentials and take on your next adventure with confidence.
Club support: webinar programme for officers, leaders and volunteers
The Club Support Webinar Programme is designed for the officers, leaders and volunteers within affiliated clubs. These will be a mixture of workshops, Q&A’s, and lectures.
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.
Government publish response on future of our National Parks
Early plans to safeguard England's national parks and AONBs for future generations have now been published by the government. Increased access to nature is among the aims set out in the new plans.
BMC School Activity Cards
The BMC has developed some Climbing Activity Packs for Schools to help teachers and teaching assistants to develop climbing at their schools. They offer guidance on competencies for people supervising sessions, opportunities climbing can offer, a set of activities which can be run on a low level traverse wall and advice on progressing into other climbing walls, clubs and competitions.
New campaign calls for a ‘legal right to local nature’
Government’s levelling up plans will fail unless they include levelling up access to nature, warn 60+ organisations in a major new cross-sector campaign.
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?
National Climbing Competition Calendar 2022
We are excited to announce our competitions calendar for 2022!
Pembroke: 2021 Review and Range West 2022
Possibly the best sea-cliffs in Wales, with miles of adventurous limestone, but access for climbing along the south coast of Pembrokeshire is also complex with important shared conservation and military land use. Read on for a review of 2021 and details of 2022 access arrangements.
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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