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Plas y Brenin: exclusive BMC member discounts

MEMBERSHIP

Plas y Brenin: exclusive BMC member discounts

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13/12/2019

We’ve been working on some special offers for BMC members with our partners at Plas y Brenin, the National Outdoor Centre. Keep reading to discover how to access discounted skills courses for yourself or get a great deal when you take your club to Plas y Brenin.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Access conference: Changing behaviours requires inspiration, dialogue and trust

Be better as a community of outdoor representatives to share good practice messages. This was one of the key messages from the BMC conference on Changing Behaviours.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to Make an Outdoor Film Part 2: Editing

Feeling inspired by Kendal Mountain Film Festival and the Brit Rock Film Tour but not sure where to start? In this two-part series, award-winning outdoor filmmakers Alastair Lee and Natasha Brooks offer their top tips.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

We’re 75! Happy birthday to the BMC

We’re celebrating! 75 years ago, from humble beginnings, Geoffrey Winthrop-Young’s vision laid the foundations to create the British Mountaineering Council – one single organisation to represent and speak on behalf of all mountaineers in Britain. And it’s been a wild ride.
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BMC Youth Climbing Series 2020

COMPETITIONS

BMC Youth Climbing Series 2020

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22/10/2019

The BMC Youth Climbing Series is a climbing competition for young people. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of young climbers nationwide.
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INTERNATIONAL

How will Brexit affect travel insurance?

Deal or no deal? The UK leaving the EU, with or without a deal, will change the way Brits travel to and from the UK. What does Brexit mean for our holidays? And how will it affect travel insurance? Find out more here.
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COMPETITIONS

Competitions 2020: the way forward

After a 12-month review process led by Rab Carrington, the BMC’s Competitions Working Group reported its findings last month and the BMC Board and National Council have now agreed a way forward for competition climbing and the performance pathway ahead of the 2020 Olympics.
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MEMBERSHIP

BMC office: Christmas and New Year closure

The BMC office closes for Christmas and New Year at 12.30pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and will reopen at 9.00am on Thursday 2 January 2020. For information about BMC Travel Insurance during the holiday period, read on.
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Ready to Rock: Outdoor days 2020

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Ready to Rock: Outdoor days 2020

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11/12/2019

Ready to Rock courses are designed to help indoor climbers make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment. To take advantage of what is on offer you will need to have been climbing indoors a few times already. You will need to be able to put on and adjust a harness, tie in to the rope and belay a climbing partner. These courses are for people aged 18 or older.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

BMC youth coach training weekend, North Wales 2020

On 29 February to 1 March there will be a weekend of highly subsidised training courses for young people who are interested in getting into coaching climbing. The coach education weekend will be held at Plas Y Brenin in North Wales.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

BMC Youth coach training weekend in Sunderland

On 18-19 April there will be a weekend of highly subsidised training courses for young people who are interested in getting into coaching climbing. The coach education weekend will be held in Sunderland at the Sunderland Wall.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Which political parties have the outdoors at heart in the General Election 2019?

Still not sure who to vote for on Thursday in the general election? We've pulled together the promises on issues affecting the outdoors and the climate crisis from the main party manifestos across England and Wales. The information is all here for you to decide for yourself who has the nation's outdoor spaces at heart.
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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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2626/11/2019BMC Cymru South Wales Area Meeting & Area AGM
Up and Under
2727/11/2019BMC Peak Area Meeting & Area AGM & Annual Quiz
The Norfolk Arms
2828/11/2019BMC North East Area Meeting & Area AGM
Newcastle Climbing Centre
2929/11/2019BMC Winter Skills Lecture: Cardiff
Cardiff University
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