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e-Newsletter April 2011

Plas y Brenin hosted yet another successful and smoothly run BMC AGM last weekend; with the Mountain Training Trust having secured a new contract to continue its running of the National Mountain Centre, we look forward to returning in future years.

With more and more young people coming into climbing, particularly via indoor walls, we have issued some important guidance on the use of campus boards.

Happy Easter
Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Should U18s use campus boards?
The Campus Board: training friend or foe of dedicated young climbers? What is the evidence?
BMC AGM 2011 report
Once again the National Mountain Centre at Plas y Brenin in North Wales provided a superb venue and sunny weather for the BMC AGM and Annual Dinner.
Mountain first aid
Do you carry a first aid kit in the mountains - and do you know how to use it? Dr Steph Mackie takes a look.
New GB Climbing and Bouldering team website
A new website, and a new discussion forum, have been launched to help promote and provide additional funding for the GB climbing and bouldering teams.
BMC Coaching Symposium a Success!
Over 60 coaches descended upon Plas y Brenin this weekend for the BMC’s first ever Coaching Symposium.
BMC Equity Symposium 2011
The BMC held a highly successful Equity Symposium over the weekend of 25-27 March at Plas y Brenin in North Wales.
Club funding for equipment - deadline reminder
BMC affiliated clubs looking for financial help to purchase equipment can have until 16 March to apply to the BMC for this year's allocation of funding from Sport England.
Ski Mountaineering World Championships 2011 report
This year’s ski mountaineering world championships was centred around the town of Claut in the spectacular Friuli region of the Italian Dolomites.
What's new in the BMC online shop - April
Check out the latest additions to the shop, including a new British Mountain map and some special offers for spring getaway destinations.
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