You are here

BMC News

Subscribe to BMC News feed BMC News
News from The British Mountaineering Council.
Updated: 23 min 44 sec ago

Pembroke Festival of Climbing

3 hours 53 min ago
The first ever BMC supported Pembrokeshire Festival of Climbing is being held this weekend at Bosherston in south Pembrokeshire. Organised by keen local climbers and with a great forecast, good tides, lots of bacon butties and a free talk by BMC ambassador James McHaffie this promises to be the "mother" of all climbing meets!

BMC Manifesto: General Election 2017

15 hours 34 min ago
Ahead of the election on 8 June, the BMC is challenging politicians to recognise the huge value of outdoor recreation in their manifestos and policies, while also understanding the need to protect the special qualities of the outdoors for the benefit of all.

Army of outdoor enthusiasts harvest a panda’s worth of rubbish from the Peak District

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 18:49
Parts of the Peak District attract more than their fair share of rubbish – but after well over 100 volunteers blitzed a litter hotspot in the Peak District, one particular corner is looking a lot better.

Alex MacIntyre Hut 2017 Annual report

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 01:00
The Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut is located between Glencoe and Fort William in the Western Highlands. Jointly owned and administered by the BMC and the MCofS, the management team held its AGM last April.

This Girl Can: Get back into climbing

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 01:00
At the recent This Girl Can photo-shoot we met Nikki who used to climb in her 20’s but then work, family and new hobbies came along and she hasn’t climbed for a few years. We caught up with Nikki to find out more about her climbing plans.

Emily on climbing through pregnancy

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 01:00
After the BMC's This Girl Can Climb photo shoot we caught up with Emily to chat about her experience continuing to climb through her pregnancy.

Will Sim and Greg Boswell climb two new routes in Alaska

Wed, 10/05/2017 - 16:33
Wil Sim and Greg Boswell have recently climbed two new routes from the Buckskin Glacier in the Central Alaska Range, which lies 15 miles southeast of Denali; the main peak in the range is the Moose's Tooth. The first route is an 'outrageously good' line on the Bear's Tooth, and the second may be the first ascent of a peak. Sarah Stirling gets the low down, and finds out why they named the routes Beastiality and Shark Fishing.

Women's Sport Week 2017

Wed, 10/05/2017 - 16:24
Women’s Sport Week is taking place from 19th to 25th June this year and we really want to make some noise about all the amazing work and opportunities in climbing, hill walking and mountaineering.

Strathfarrar Estate: access arrangements

Wed, 10/05/2017 - 01:00
Are you intending to visit Strathfarrar Estate in the Scottish Highlands? Read on to find out how to access this remote and beautiful area throughout the year, as vehicular access to the estate is subject to seasonal conditions.

Maddy Cope joins the 8c club

Wed, 10/05/2017 - 01:00
Less than a handful of British women have climbed 8c, and even fewer have climbed a British 8c. The latest to crack the grade is Sheffield-based Maddy Cope, who climbed Freerider in Yosemite last year, then spent the winter training for Bat Route 8c at Malham. Sarah Stirling interviews this impressive all-rounder, who is planning to quit her day job and spend more time outside.

Get bussed from the Midlands to the mountains this weekend

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 18:50
Dodge the driving and join the good people of the West Bromwich Mountaineering Club on a coach trip to the Lake District this Sunday.

Rab Carrington becomes the BMC's latest Patron

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 16:12
Rab Carrington has been involved with climbing and mountaineering for more than 50 years and with the BMC since 2005. He's been a keen mountaineer, founded an internationally renowned outdoor gear brand, and now he's become the BMC's latest Patron.

Meet the new team at the top of the BMC

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:24
From a technologist to a CEO; a qualified barrister to director of the Women's Climbing Symposium. Meet your new voluntary team at the top of the BMC.

Meet Nick Kurth: the BMC’s new acting president

Mon, 08/05/2017 - 12:41
Nick Kurth caught the bug early on: from scrambling up slabs in the Lake District as a youth on a school trip, to the likes of reading his way through as much mountain literature as he could lay his hands on. Here the BMC's new acting president talks about finding his passion and fitting it around his career.

Gold for Garnbret, Shauna misses podium

Mon, 08/05/2017 - 12:29
Janja Garnbret claimed gold and Shauna Coxsey just missed out on a medal in the fourth IFSC Boulder World Cup 2017, meanwhile Alexey Rubtsov came out on top in a close-fought battle in finals. Find out all the details from the event in Hachioji-Tokyo, Japan.

Lynn Robinson: New BMC vice president

Sun, 07/05/2017 - 21:46
Introducing Lynn Robinson, a new vice president of the BMC. This all-round wonder woman has already made a significant difference to the BMC as a volunteer: she has contributed to all the current BMC series of guidebooks and is an active and enthusiastic member of the Peak Area committee.

How to get exclusive access to the Tommy Caldwell tour

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 14:53
Last year, we brought you Alex Honnold. Now we’ve teamed up with Penguin Live to bring you another American rock star. This July, free-climbing legend Tommy Caldwell is coming to Sheffield and London – and BMC members get exclusive access to early-bird tickets.

Welsh Climbing Championships & Junior British Bouldering Championships

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 01:00
The BMC Welsh Lead Climbing Championships (Lead Cup Round 2) is being held at the Beacon Climbing Centre, Caernarfon (Leading) on Saturday 3 June and the Junior British Bouldering Championships 2017 is being held at The Depot Manchester (Bouldering) on Saturday 17 June 2017. These competitions are designed to be a fun but competitive events.

BMC Position Statement: Aldery Cliff

Thu, 04/05/2017 - 13:09
Following reports of significant unsanctioned work having taken place at Aldery Cliff (a BMC owned crag near Buxton), the BMC's Land Management Group met at the crag to discuss the situation. The following is a position statement from the group about the work.

Legendary mountaineer Ueli Steck killed in the Himalayas: tributes

Tue, 02/05/2017 - 14:51
Ueli Steck was killed in the Himalayas last weekend. The 40-year-old was near Camp 1, on the way up Nuptse when he fell into the Western Cwm. He was climbing solo, acclimatising for an ambitious new route that he planned to try, combining Everest with Lhotse. We celebrate an extraordinary life, complete with videos and climbers' tributes.