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Great Lingy Hut taken over by MBA

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 16:18
The Mountain Bothies Association (MBA) announce it has taken over responsibility for maintaining the Great Lingy Hut, in the Lake District Northern Fells.

Second golden year of glory for Shauna Coxsey

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 13:02
In the penultimate round of the IFSC Boulder World Cup series 2017, BMC ambassador Shauna Coxsey climbed in a league of her own to secure the overall title for the second year running. Meanwhile, Jongwon Chon of Korea dominated the men’s tournament to pull ahead of the pack in the overall rankings.

Young Alpinists event, North Wales

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 11:37
The BMC and The Alpine Club are establishing a process to help young, talented British climbers to improve their skills and knowledge about expedition climbing.

Snowdon: Have your say

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 09:58
Yr Wyddfa (or Snowdon to most visitors) is possibly the most visited mountain in the world. With nearly half a million climbers and walkers a year visiting its slopes and a tourist train carrying another two hundred thousand visitors to the summit, there are significant management challenges. Snowdonia National Park wants your views on its plans to manage this iconic peak.

Shauna close to retaining overall title in Mumbai, India

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 16:28
Fresh from a two-week break, athletes will now be converging on Mumbai, India, for the penultimate round of the IFSC Boulder World Cup 2017. We can’t wait to see what happens, especially as Shauna is moments away from retaining her title as IFSC Boulder World Cup Champion. Will she do it? Watch the livestreams this Sunday 25 June to find out.

ACCESS LAUNCH: Updated version of the Sandstone Code of Practice

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 17:59
A newly updated booklet giving advice on how to minimise your impact whilst climbing on Southern Sandstone has just been launched.

The new all-inclusive BMC Climb tee

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 13:11
Members unite under the new BMC Climb tee! Made with certified 100% organic cotton, it's the perfect t-shirt for every supporter of the BMC.

ACCESS NEWS: issues at Malham, Kilnsey

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 13:32
Malham has been experiencing its usual seasonal surge in popularity over the last few months and we’re now entering the most popular time of year for Kilnsey. Unfortunately, poor parking and thoughtless behaviour by a small number of climbers could result in access problems for everyone.

How to scramble: Top 5 to convert you

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 01:00
Not sure if scrambling is for you? Want to give it a try but don't know where to start? Find out everything you need to know from our top five of the best UK scrambles, become an instant convert, and get all the skills from our videos.

Summer Rocks! Book your bargain BMC travel insurance now

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 01:00
We love summer and we love bargains! So we're giving everyone 15% off all European single-trip rock policies until 31 October 2017. That means 10-day travel insurance for rock climbing costs only £37.

Junior British Bouldering Championships 2017 - results

Sat, 17/06/2017 - 11:54
The Depot Climbing Centre hosted the 2017 Junior British Bouldering Championships on Saturday 17 June 2017

Pembroke: No access to Castlemartin Ranges

Fri, 16/06/2017 - 12:58
Due to a major and very tragic incident involving an Army tank and live ammunition that resulted in the deaths of two army soldiers all public access to both Range East and West in Pembrokeshire is suspended until further notice.

Kilian Jornet climbs Everest twice, but did he set a speed record?

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 01:00
The 29-year-old Catalan mountain runner has just returned from Everest, where he was plagued by surprise 60kph winds and an upset stomach. Despite this, he raced to the summit twice within a week, hoping to set a speed record without using fixed ropes or oxygen. Sarah Stirling interviews to find out how he got on and what his Bob Graham Round plans are.

Meet the people bringing life back to the Peak District moors on a BMC evening walk

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 16:32
The hills at the heart of northern England are gradually changing from barren badlands into healthy and beautiful upland environments. Join Moors for the Future and BMC volunteers for an evening stroll to learn more about how.

Women's Sport Week 2017

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 13:25
We're getting ready for Women's Sport Week 2017. Find out how you can get involved.

Rockfall warning in Cairngorms from MS

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 11:36
Mountaineering Scotland issue a rockfall warning in the Northern Corries of the Cairngorms following an incident to a team on a route known as Fingers Ridge. Read the whole warning and hear the full story below.

Join the BMC's marketing and communications team

Tue, 13/06/2017 - 14:52
Want to work at the BMC? Love our social media, events, Summit magazine, BMC TV and membership, and like working with people as much as the outdoor lifestyle? If this sounds like you, then get in touch: we’re looking for a marketing & events co-ordinator to join the BMC Marketing and Communications team for one year.

10th gold for Shauna Coxsey in IFSC Boulder World Cups

Tue, 13/06/2017 - 13:04
Shauna Coxsey moves further ahead after winning her third gold of the season in the fifth round of the IFSC Boulder World Cup 2017, bringing her grand total across all seasons up to a perfect 10. Hosted in Vail, USA, the GB Climbing Team battled high altitude and soaring temperatures to put in their best performance of the season with all our athletes qualifying for semi-finals.

Steve McClure climbs Rainman: Britain's first 9b

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 17:22
The hardest climb in the UK just got harder. This Sunday, Steve McClure finally climbed his seven-year mega-project at Malham, Rainman, to give the UK its first-ever 9b.

Welsh Lead Climbing Championships - Results

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 16:22
This weekend 175 climbers descended on the Beacon Climbing Centre in North Wales for the Welsh Lead Climbing Championships which for the first time has been run by the BMC.

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