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e-Newsletter April 2022
Welcome
COMPETITION
 
Thanks to our recommended retail partners Cotswold Outdoor, we have a Vaude Taurus 3 person Tent to give away to one lucky member. To be in with a chance to win:
 
🏕️ Tell us where you'd pitch the tent if you won
⭐ Email your answer to winfreestuff@thebmc.co.uk before 30th April
 
WHAT'S GOING ON?
 
To prepare the nation for the Million Mile Mountain Cleanup we will be posting out free litter pickers and bags during the week of Monday 25th to Friday 29th April for one week only.
 
 
FESTIVALS
 
BMC Lakes Festival | 22 - 24 April | Duddon Valley
The first of the BMC Festivals take place in a week's time over in the beautiful Duddon Valley. There will be activities for families, experienced and novice climbers, walkers and anyone interested in spending time in a fantastic setting.
 
 
BMC Hongian Ffest | 27 - 29 May | Blaenau Ffestiniog
A bi-lingual festival to showcase rock and hill activities in the Moelwynion Mountains of Snowdonia. There’ll be an evening celebration of Welsh language talks and films.
 
 
Keswick Mountain Festival | 20 - 22 May | Crow Park
Don't forget we'll be back at Keswick Mountain Festival with our Mountain Skills tent and BMC Members get 20% off sports entries and festival weekend tickets with code: BMC20_KM2022
 
 
Catch up with all our BMC articles from the last month featured below 👇
Latest BMC News
Celebrate summer with a BMC Festival
Come celebrate summer at one of five BMC Festivals this year! A great way to meet people, learn new skills and have some fun.
Million Mile Mountain Clean coming this May
This May, the BMC are teaming up with Surfers Against Sewage for the Million Mile Cleanup and we're inviting you to join in.
Tremadog parking update
Following a period of closure, the car park at the former Eric Jones' cafe (now Hadfer Glamping) reopened at the beginning of April.
Hazel Findlay climbs Esclatamasters 9a
Hazel Findlay becomes second British woman to climb 9a with her recent ascent of Esclatamasters in Lleida, Spain.
Supporting Ukrainians impacted by the humanitarian crisis
BMC members can register as hosts to those from the Ukrainian climbing community.
Hiking Essentials Sessions: Spring clean your skills
Brush up on your skills with our hiking zoom sessions, hosted by TV presenter and BMC Ambassador Mary-Ann Ochota and delivered by our experts.
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.
Campaigns and policy work
The BMC campaigns on issues ranging from protecting and improving access to our countryside and coast to planning issues affecting the landscapes we cherish.
Newidiadau Trafnidiaeth Bws Eryri - Snowdonia Bus Transport Changes
Bus services to a range of mountain locations in Eryri (Snowdonia) are due to expand this summer, after much demand in recent years and chaos during busy periods. The new changes will be in place from the 9th of April and will remain until the end of September.
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.
Club support: webinar programme for officers, leaders and volunteers
During 2022 the BMC will continue to deliver free webinars designed for the officers, leaders and volunteers within affiliated clubs. These will be a mixture of workshops, Q&A’s, and lectures.
National Climbing Competition Calendar 2022
We are excited to announce our competitions calendar for 2022!
Peak District mountain hares at risk of extinction
Independent research study finds England’s last mountain hare population surviving at very low densities and at risk of extinction; only 3500 hares remain but peatland restoration offers hope.
Welsh Bouldering Championships 2022: RESULTS
The Welsh Bouldering Championships took place on 7 & 8 May 2022 at Roc-Bloc, the newest dedicated bouldering facility in Cardiff.
English Bouldering Champs 2022: Round-Up
The BMC kicked off its competition season with a fresh drop – the English Bouldering Championships – and it was a blast. And here are the results:
World Cups are BACK: Meiringen, 8-10 April
Get ready! As spring comes into full bloom, around the climbing world athletes and fans are drawing breath and frothing with excitement ahead of the upcoming 2022 IFSC World Cup season.
GB Climbing Coaches Conference 2022
Following the great success of Climbing’s debut at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and the recent developments within the GB Climbing Coach Development Strategy, we are excited to announce the first annual GB Climbing Coaches Conference.
BMC Pre-AGM Q&A
Further to the Open Forum held on 2 March 2022, the Chair and the President have penned an open letter to update our members on proposed amendments to the articles of association at this year's AGM.
Blanket Bogs are worth protecting
Our friends at Moors for the Future Partnership have produced a great series of five short films to help people understand the multiple benefits of healthy blanket bogs and why they are precious and worth protecting.
Ready to Rock: Outdoor Days 2022
Ready to Rock courses are designed to help indoor climbers make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment.
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 North Wales Youth Climbing Meet
Join one of the BMC and DMM's youth climbing meets in 2022, a weekend of classic climbs and good socials. This one will be based at Bens Bunkhouse in the Llanberis Pass on the weekend of the 23rd & 24th July 2022
Obituary: Jim Milledge
Jim Milledge, often referred to as 'the father of mountain medicine' passed away on 9 February this year, aged 91. The BMC's honorary medical advisor, David Hillebrandt, looks back over his career and contribution to the mountain world.
Women's Ready to Rock Courses 2022
The Women's Ready to Rock courses are designed to help women indoor climbers to make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment.
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