What's new in 2013?

Posted by Tina Gardner on 04/04/2013

The BMC has got off to a busy start this year. Here are a dozen of our newest and shiniest developments either ongoing or in the pipeline for 2013.

  1. The BMC’s first dedicated Hill Walking Officer will provide information and advice to new hill walkers and the many members for whom hill walking is their main activity (from 8 April).
  2. Two new Regional Development Officers for England East and West start work in April to support the transition from indoors to outdoors and into clubs.
  3. Independent Directors appointed to the Executive Committee will bring additional business and commercial expertise to the BMC.
  4. The Young Ambassadors scheme will encourage more young people to join the BMC. Watch this space!
  5. We’ll support the Britain on Foot (BoF) campaign, to get more people active outdoors. BoF will be launched in May.
  6. Regional Academies will be introduced, to help talented climbers develop.
  7. We’ll support the IFSC’s bid to make climbing an Olympic sport in 2020. Find out more.
  8. A Landscape Charter will set out BMC policy on specific landscape and biodiversity issues including wind farms.
  9. A part-time specialist is working to promote the regeneration of hardrock quarries for climbing.
  10. We’ll implement practical outdoor projects such as the Cromlech footpath project, to reduce erosion to the scree slopes in the Llanberis Pass.
  11. The Regional Access Database (RAD) app is now available for Android and coming soon for the iPhone, making it even easier to get up-to-date access information.
  12. We’ll create an extensive online film and video resource for the BMC website and extend our use of social media, to connect with younger climbers and hill walkers. BMC Facebook page has nearly 30,000 likes and we have 10,000 Twitter followers!

For a glance at what the BMC got up to in 2012, download the Annual Report 2012 summary. To take a more indepth look at what the BMC achieved last year and has planned for 2013 you can download the full Annual Report 2012.



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