New Year’s resolutions? How the BMC can help…

Posted by Suzanne Jones on 05/01/2015

That time of year again. Whilst we can’t help you to quit smoking, lose weight or make your fortune, we could still help you change your life in 2015.

Make 2015 the year that you…

…try something new!

We’ve teamed up with Plas y Brenin to provide Sport England subsidised courses in climbing, scrambling, walking and winter skills, so you can try something new at a bargain price.
Find out more about our Active Outdoors courses

…improve your skills & technique!

For short and sweet "how to" clips head over to BMC TV where you’ll find useful advice for climbers, walkers, scramblers and mountaineers.
Watch skills videos on BMC TV

Want more hands-on instruction? We’ve signed up super wad Emma Twyford to run the BMC Climbing Masterclasses in April 2015. Emma has a degree in Sports Science and Coaching, she’s climbed E9, onsighted 8a, redpointed 8c, flashed font 7B+ and bouldered Font 7C. With 20 years climbing experience under her belt, she certainly has some essential movement know-how that is worth knowing!
Find out more about the BMC Climbing Movement Masterclasses here

…go on that big trip you’ve been dreaming about!

If a trip to the Greater Ranges is on your list, join us on 17 January at Plas y Brenin for the 2015 BMC Expedition Planning Seminar for advice and inspiration. The day will cost just £60 per person.
Find out more about the BMC Expedition Planning Seminar here

If you’re planning to head off on an alpine adventure then check out our new look Alpine Lectures for 2015, presented by BMC Ambassador Calum Muskett, and Steve Long. Perfect for alpine virgins and old hands alike, the lectures will be touring England and Wales this March.
Find out more about the BMC Alpine Lectures here

Wherever you’re heading, don’t forget your Travel Insurance. The BMC’s brand new scheme is designed specifically for active travellers, and has been simplified and streamlined! 
Find out five reasons why you need BMC Travel & Activity Insurance here

…upgrade your old gear!

Not sure whether it’s time to retire your old kit yet? Check out our Gear channel on BMC TV for some tips on checking your gear, or to find out how to use your shiny new stuff!
Watch gear advice videos on BMC TV

If you’re a BMC member you can use your membership card to bag yourself a discount in hundreds of shops around the country, as well as online.
Find out where you can use your BMC discount here

Don’t just chuck out your old gear, check out recycling options with Recycle Outdoor Gear, Gift Your Gear, and Green Peak Gear.

…change your career!

Always dreamed of giving up the rat race for your dream career working in the outdoors?  Mountain Training can help you get the qualifications to help make your dream a reality, from leading walking groups to coaching elite climbers.
Find out everything you need to know about Mountain Training here

If all you’re after is a bit of professional development check out the BMC FUNdamentals of climbing workshops, which are perfect for anyone involved in coaching and instructing climbing. We’ve just taken on new providers which means we can now run the workshops in more venues, on more dates (including weekends).
Find out more about the BMC FUNdamentals of climbing workshops here

...volunteer!

Want to give something back to the activities you love?  There are lots of ways to get involved with the BMC and help shape the future of climbing, hill walking and mountaineering. Overall we have almost 500 volunteers involved in climbing competitions, and our access and conservation work, as well as involved with our nine regional groups and technical committees.
Find out five ways to volunteer for the BMC here

…find a new partner!

Whether it’s a new climbing, walking, or life partner you’re after, joining a club is a great way to meet like-minded people! To find the right club for you check out our clubs list.
Find out more reasons to join a club here

Happy New Year from everyone at the BMC.

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