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e-Newsletter February 2011

This month some seasonal access restrictions come into effect, with many more beginning in March and April; do your bit for the birds, and to retain good access, by checking and adhering to the agreed restrictions.

The fourth issue of Psyched!, our online competition climbing magazine is now available to download; it’s packed full of news and features on the national and international competition climbing scene.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
BMC 2011 Climbing Restrictions Poster
The 2011 climbing restrictions poster is now available to download.
Calshot Youth Competition Climbing Squad
Shona Hanmer, head coach at Calshot Youth Competition Climbing Squad, outlines how this innovative idea came about and where it led.
Club funding for equipment 2012
BMC affiliated clubs looking for financial help to purchase equipment have until 16 March to apply to the BMC for this year's allocation of funding from Sport England.
Snowdonia National Park Access Forum
Snowdonia National Park is seeking new members for their Local Access Forums. Climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers with an interest in improving and promoting access and resolving access conflicts in the National Park are encouraged to apply.
How to lower off from a sport climb
Lowering off from a sport climb isn't always as easy as it is at the climbing wall. Knowing a few techniques can make the difference between an enjoyable day's climbing and a trip to A&E.
Psyched: online competitions magazine
Psyched! is produced by the BMC Competitions Committee, to keep BMC members informed about what is going on in the world of competition climbing.
Free BMC Time to Listen training Sheffield
The BMC is providing free Time to Listen child protection training for Youth Officers of BMC affiliated clubs or BMC Area Youth Coordinators (AYCs).
BMC Clubs: Working with new members
The BMC’s Clubs Committee wants to support all those BMC affiliated clubs who welcome novices. This event is designed to allow club members to offer training and guidance to novices.
Forestry fiasco & climbing
You are probably watching the Forestry Commission debate with some interest but did you know that there is a real threat that access to some of our well known crags, situated on Forestry Commission land, may be lost.
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