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e-Newsletter July 2011

Sport climbing has been shortlisted for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics. Perhaps the first ever Olympic climbing champion will pick up some golden tips from our soon to be launched Climbing Wall Essentials DVD.

Check out the new Mountain Info Service, which combines modern technology with good old fashioned on-the ground advice to improve the resources available to hill walkers and mountaineers.

Apologies to those of you who received the June email newsletter more than once – a glitch we have now fixed.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO
Latest BMC News
BMC Youth Climbing Series final 2011 report
After three qualifying rounds, the most ever competitors took part in an amazing final at the Wolf Mountain Climbing Centre in Wolverhampton on 25th June.
Sport climbing considered for Olympics 2020
Sport climbing is one of eight sports which will battle it out for a place in the 2020 Olympics.
Save Longstone Edge report June 2011
The chair of the Save Longstone Edge Group (SLEG) gave public recognition of the BMC’s role in this longstanding campaign and thanked the BMC for its continued interest at the SLEG AGM on 16th June 2011.
Significant access gains on the Ormes
Following some intensive negotiations, site visits and geo-technical inspections significant areas of previously banned cliffs at Pen Trwyn have become available for climbing.
July anniversary celebrations on Mont Blanc
On July 17th-18th 1861, Alpine Club members, Francis Fox Tuckett and Leslie Stephen, and their guides, made the first complete ascent of the Gouter Ridge on Mont Blanc. To celebrate the 150th anniversary, and to highlight current problems on this route, an AC party will be attempting to repeat the full expedition in a few days time.
BMC Climbing Wall Essentials DVD
The BMC Climbing Wall Essentials DVD has all the information you need to start climbing indoors.
Belaying & Abseiling leaflet
The new edition of the BMC's belaying and abseiling leaflet has some important changes.
BMC Open Youth Winter Competition: Lead and Bouldering  updated
The BMC Open Youth Winter Lead Event will be held at Awesome Walls, Liverpool on 8 December. There will also be a brand-new bouldering-only event at the Climbing Hangar, Liverpool on 9 December. Both competitions are designed to be fun but competitive.
Mountain Info Project now live!
Mountain Info App, a new initative, aimed at helping mountaineers and hill walkers improve their planning and to help them be better prepared for their mountain activities has just been launched.
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