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e-Newsletter July 2009

Good news for access and conservation in Wales and the Peak District, with the appointment of the BMC's first ever dedicated officer for Wales and a new management partnership for the Peak District's Eastern Moors Estate.

The national climbing championships take place this month; bouldering at the Cliffhanger Festival in Sheffield; lead climbing at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena. The IFSC, competition climbing’s world governing body, is seeking Olympic status for the sport, and the BMC must decide whether to support its campaign. Read the article in this month’s newsletter, and join the debate at your local area meeting.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
New Access & Conservation Officer announced
Elfyn Jones is set take up the new post of BMC Access and Conservation Officer for Wales in mid September.
The Olympics: faster, higher, stronger?
Could competition climbing ever be an Olympic sport? That’s a goal of the International Federation of Sport Climbing. Ed Douglas takes a look behind the scenes.
UIAA mountain medicine advice sheets
The UIAA (the international body for mountaineering) has produced a definitive series of mountain medicine advice sheets. Read them all here.
Yorkshire hill walking meet for parents and children report
On Saturday 6 June 2009 the first BMC hill walking meet for parents & children was held in Yorkshire.
BMC supports new future for Eastern Moors
The BMC welcomes the decision that the RSPB and National Trust are to be given a 15-year lease by the Peak District National Park Authority to manage the Eastern Moors estate, near Sheffield.
British Mountain Guide
A Mountain Guide is the highest mountaineering qualification. British Mountain Guides are trained and assessed in the skills and techniques of teaching and guiding all aspects of rock climbing and mountaineering, summer or winter, in both glaciated and non-glaciated terrain.
2 new equipment advice series from the BMC
Climbing and mountaineering are all about accepting the risks and taking personal responsibility. Make your choices from a position of informed understanding, by gaining personal experience but also by learning from others.
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