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No Moor BBQs and BMC Access Officer nominated for TGO Awards

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

No Moor BBQs and BMC Access Officer nominated for TGO Awards

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23/10/2020

For the 2020 TGO Reader awards, BMC environmental campaign #NoMoorBBQs has been nominated for Campaign of the Year and our very own conservation champion behind it, Dr Catherine Flitcroft, has been recognised for her grand efforts as a nominee for the Extra Mile Award.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What does Wales Lockdown Part Two mean for you?

The Welsh Government has announced that all of Wales will enter a "fire-break" lockdown for 17 days from 6pm on Friday October 23, hugely affecting the outdoors community and Welsh climbing centres. Our access team investigates.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

We need your help to Save Outdoor Centres

We need your help to Save Outdoor Centres. Did you know that the UK stands to lose over half of its outdoor education centres permanently if immediate Government action is not taken?
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MEMBERSHIP

Try the BMC for £1 / month

Here’s some great news if you’re 27 or under and are thinking about joining the BMC. We’ve just launched a brand-new U27 digital membership. And, to celebrate, you can take out BMC U27 membership for just £1 / month.
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Horseshoe Quarry's 'Star Trek Wall' gets a facelift thanks to AMI volunteers

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Horseshoe Quarry's 'Star Trek Wall' gets a facelift thanks to AMI volunteers

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08/10/2020

A group of volunteers from the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) recently spent a weekend carrying out work to replace the old bolts on Star Trek Wall, a short but popular wall with beginners and groups at Horseshoe Quarry, above the ramp overlooking Main Wall.
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SKILLS

Make your winter count 2020

Would you like to stride out into the hills and mountains with confidence this winter? We've adapted our popular #MakeWinterCount lecture tour into one big online winter hill skills evening on Thursday 3 December.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

How do the new local tiers affect hill walking, climbing and mountaineering?

In response to the new ‘Local COVID alert levels’ announced by Government on Monday 12 October, our access team has summarised the most recent guidance relevant for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers.
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CLUBS

Clubs, Huts, Meets and current Covid-19 Restrictions

With government rules, regulations and guidance changing regularly it can be difficult for clubs to keep up with what they are allowed to do. This article summarises the BMC’s understanding of the constraints on club meets and access to huts, based on information available at the date of publication. Please remember to check for local changes that may affect your club.
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BMC membership numbers: latest update

MEMBERSHIP

BMC membership numbers: latest update

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21/10/2020

We want to say a big thanks to every BMC member who has continued to support us through the Coronavirus crisis. From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t have made it without you. Read on to discover our latest membership figures.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Horseshoe Butterfly Transect: A Story of Success

Finally, some happy news! In a joint venture between BMC and Butterfly Conservation volunteers, Horseshoe Quarry’s butterfly population has – for the first time ever – been monitored over an entire season.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Local lockdown in Wales

As Covid infection rates rise, the Welsh Government has introduced local lockdowns in parts of Wales. The Welsh lockdowns are more stringent than in England with legally enforceable travel restrictions on residents and visitors. Updated: October 14th.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Coronavirus update – new rule of 6

In response to the new ‘rule of six’ announced by Government on Monday 14 September, the BMC has summarised the most recent guidance and will try to keep this updated as soon as new information or changes are made available.
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