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e-Newsletter May 2022


Thanks to our recommended retail partners Cotswold Outdoor, we have an Osprey Talon 33 Daypack to give away to one lucky member. To be in with a chance to win:

🏕️ Tell us the first adventure you’d take the daypack on

⭐ Email your answer to winfreestuff@thebmc.co.uk before 25th May



Our annual AGM is approaching! The deadline for proxy voting at this year’s AGM is this Friday 13 May 5pm. All BMC members will have had your codes either emailed to you, posted to you, or provided with your Spring edition of Summit. If you have any issues with your voting code, please email bmc@uk-engage.org

👉 Come along to the AGM on 18th May



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.

👉 Find out more


BMC Pembroke Climbing Festival | 3 – 5 June | Bosherston

A festival celebrating the magnificent sea cliff climbing of Pembroke. Come along for a weekend of adventurous trad climbing for all abilities in the stunningly beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

👉 Find out more


Catch up with all our BMC articles from the last month featured below 👇

Latest BMC News
BMC AGM 2023
We’re delighted to announce that we’re working with our North East Area Representatives to co-host a local area festival/AGM combo on the weekend of 16-18 June. The AGM will be held on the morning of Saturday the 17th and it won't clash with any of the proposed activities. We're still working on all the details, so watch this space, but the AGM will be a physical only meeting this year.
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.
BMC/BMMS Mountain Medicine Weekend 2022 Report
For several years Hathersage has, for one weekend in June, been the venue for the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and British Mountain Medicine Society (BMMS) joint course for lay mountaineers on all aspects of Mountaineering Medicine. Then Covid hit and for two years it was inevitably suspended. International travel was curtailed, expedition climbing drastically reduced and many of those with expertise were in the front line of caring for patients. Late in 2021 we dared to approach the BMC suggesting resuscitating the weekend and the concept grew.
BMC seeks volunteers to host gear libraries around the UK
Ever heard of a tool library? How about a gear library? The BMC would like to invite its members to take part in a survey to see what we can do to make accessing gear greener and more affordable than ever before.
What's the carbon footprint of flying to climbing and trekking destinations?
How can we explore the planet and still protect it? It is a paradox for many in the mountaineering community that our love for the mountains, exploration and nature can also contribute to the damage being done to our finely balanced, and therefore fragile, environment. Mairéad Brown breaks down the carbon cost of journeys from London out to several key climbing and trekking destinations abroad and offers alternative modern climate conscious solutions.
Celebrate summer with a BMC Festival
Come celebrate summer at a BMC Festival this year! A great way to meet people, learn new skills and have some fun.
BMC Junior British Bouldering Championships: Results
The BMC Junior British Bouldering Championships took place on 21 and 22 May 2022 at Mile End Climbing Wall in London.
Sport England confirms funding for BMC and partners
The BMC and its partners are delighted to announce the funding bid with Sport England has been successful.
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
BMC/BMMS Hill Walking and Mental Health Day 2022
In mountain medicine we spend a lot of time talking about the many injuries and illnesses that take place in the hills. Sometimes this happens so much that we lose sight of the good they can do too! So here's an idea...
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.
Check your Pieps or Black Diamond avalanche transceiver
It has been reported that a small number of avalanche transceivers from the manufacturer Pieps/Black Diamond may suffer from malfunctioning electronics. Read below to find out which devices may be affected.
English Bouldering Championships- Feedback
Following the largest turnout to a UK Climbing Series event on record we thought it important to respond to the feedback given. The purpose of this article is to feedback the common themes that were recognised at the event and how we will action these at future events
BMC Youth coach training weekend 2022
On 9th and 10th July there will be a weekend of highly subsidised training courses for young people who are interested in getting into coaching climbing.
BMC Student Safety Seminar 2022
The BMC Student Safety Seminar is for any students who are involved in running a climbing, hill walking or mountaineering club at their University. The seminar will be held at Plas y Brenin in North Wales on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2022.
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.
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