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That's a wrap: Women's Winter Week 2017

5 hours 1 min ago
The first Women's Winter Week ushered in a momentous start to March, which saw mountains of fun with positive, inspirational women and support from male and female supporters alike. So what went down during these five days of skills, thrills, and chills? BMC ambassador Mary-Ann Ochota reports.

Welsh National Parks under threat

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 10:31
A new report commissioned by the Welsh Government recommends sweeping changes to the core purpose and governance of National Parks and other protected landscapes in Wales. The Future Landscapes Wales report has raised serious concerns amongst conservation bodies and recreation groups about the very purpose and future protection of these special places.

Latest online news from the Peak Area: April 2017

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 16:55
The April 2017 issue of the BMC Peak Area Newsletter is now online, keeping you informed about what’s happening in the region, including details of the next BMC Peak Area Meeting.

Mega Mums: Celebrating Mother's Day

Sun, 26/03/2017 - 01:00
We'd like to say a big Happy Mother's Day to all the Mega Mums out there. Here's a massive dose of inspiration for everyone with this collection of films and stories from amazing adventurous mothers.

Step into Spring: 8 tips to get ready for hill walking

Sat, 25/03/2017 - 01:00
The clocks are going forward, the snowdrops are out, the evenings are lighter, the pigeons are doing courtship sexy dancing – it must be Spring! For those of us who aren’t winter walking warriors, this is our time. BMC ambassador Mary-Ann Ochota shares her checklist to make sure you're all set. Let the walking begin!

Crags that are actually on beaches

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 01:00
There aren't many things better than climbing a route, lowering off and jumping into the sea as a cool down, says BMC ambassador Steve McClure. For the family climbers, having a beach to keep the kids occupied is perhaps the best way to get a day's climbing in. Building a sandcastle to avoid the hard start may offer an advantage, too! So where are these perfect venues? Let's find out.

Club snippets

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 01:00
Want a quick check on the latest club news? Find it here.

Exciting news: BMC buys Crookrise crag, Yorkshire

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 11:24
To protect future access for climbers and walkers, the BMC has bought Crookrise Crag, a nationally-important grit crag in Yorkshire.

BMC AGM 17: It's time to make your voice heard

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 10:46
We need your help. Now is the time to make your voice heard: use your vote in our Annual Meeting.

BMC launches Green Guide for Challenge Events in the Hills

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 17:01
How to have fun and take part in a challenge event without impacting the environment. Good news, a new booklet is now available, providing practical advice on minimising the impact of challenge events for organisers and participants.

BMC AGM 17: how you can vote

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 01:00
Want to vote but can’t attend our AGM? You need to use your proxy voting card. Find out what that is and how you can use it. Here are three easy ways you can make your membership count.

Climb like a beast in the new kids' tees

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 17:44
Clothe the beast! For the first time ever, we're creating a range of BMC clothing designs in children’s sizes to complement our popular tee designs in adult sizes. See the new line designed by the talented Tessa Lyons here.

2017 #BeAGameChanger Awards

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 11:44
Amazing news! The BMC has been shortlisted for National Governing Body (NGB) of the Year at the Women's Sports Trust 2017 #BeAGameChanger awards.

First aid & mountain medicine weekend in the Peak District

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 01:00
Join top doctors for a one-off weekend of UK and high altitude first aid in Hathersage this June.

BMC AGM 17: What's the issue?

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 01:00
Every year the BMC has an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to help decide how the BMC is run. This year is different as a group of people have proposed a vote of no confidence in our voluntary board of directors. Find out what this means and how you can have your say.

BMC AGM 17: How to come to the AGM

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 01:00
Want to visit the AGM? Join us in the heart of beautiful Snowdonia for the BMC’s annual gathering. The 2017 BMC AGM is taking place on Saturday 22 April at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales. And it's not just the AGM: there are plenty of activites and dinner too.

Incredible comeback for Hazel Findlay

Fri, 17/03/2017 - 01:00
BMC ambassador Hazel Findlay has suffered with shoulder injury for seven years. Despite this, in 2014, she became the first British female to climb an 8c sport route, but it made her shoulder worse. Three years of pain, surgery, and rehab later, Hazel has just climbed another 8c. Sarah Stirling finds out the process behind such an epic recovery.

Gold and Silver for The Bothy Project at ShAFF

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 12:56
Two whole awards at ShAFF for The Bothy Project, BMC TV's recent production with film maker Jen Randall of Light Shed Pictures and supported by Lowe Alpine. And BMC TV's Cape Wrath Ultra film won another! What did they win and why? Find out below.

VauxSquad Selection event - Sunday 26th March

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 12:16
VauxWall is running a VauxSquad Selection event on Sunday 26th March to decide their new team starting in April 2017. They will be selecting 12 members between the ages of 10-18 to be a part of the Scarpa VauxSquad Team for the 2017 period.

Don’t miss: 2017 Arc’teryx Alpine Academy

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 12:14
Dreaming of lofty heights? Got alpine ambitions this summer? Give your season a head start at the 2017 Arc’teryx Alpine Academy. Alex Messenger finds out more.