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Help Mountain Rescue support fund reach £1 million summit

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Help Mountain Rescue support fund reach £1 million summit

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24/02/2021

We’re calling for people to help push the Chris Lewis support fund over the £1 million summit! Chris was gravely injured while rescuing two campers in the Lake District in breach of lockdown rules. Here’s how you can help.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

How does England’s roadmap for easing Covid restrictions affect climbers and walkers?

The government has published its plan on how England will exit lockdown and the restrictions that have limited our activities over the past year. The plan provides a comprehensive roadmap for how life could get back to normal, but what are the key milestones for climbers and walkers?
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BMC ORGANISATION

We need a Policy and Campaigns Officer (Wales)

The BMC has a new and exciting opportunity for a Policy & Campaigns Officer (Wales). If you are an experienced policy professional or campaigner with excellent communication skills and a genuine passion for climbing and hill walking, please read on...
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HUTS

Business interruption insurance and club huts

Update about Business Interruption Insurance and the impact for hut operators.
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The Anabasis: the Life and Times of a Mountaineering Club

CLUBS

The Anabasis: the Life and Times of a Mountaineering Club

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22/02/2021

The Liverpool-based Anabasis Mountaineering Club has reached the end of its journey, 60 years after it began back in 1961. Long-standing member Dave Atkinson captures the Club’s history in this warm tribute:
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YOUTH & EQUITY

LGBTQ+: stories from our members

As part of LGBTQ+ history month we asked members of the BMCs Equity Steering LGBTQ+ sub-group to share their stories about getting into climbing and walking.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Climbing, walking & ash dieback: what do you need to know?

Many of the landscapes we visit and value as climbers and walkers are dominated by ash woodland, but a fungal disease – ash dieback – is expected to decimate the population of these trees across Britain. Not only might the landscape change dramatically, but also the rapid decay in affected trees can make them dangerous to anyone walking underneath, not to mention climbers who might have up until now relied on ash trees for runners or belays. This could be a new type of objective danger to many of us, but what do we need to know and how can you assess the risk?
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The most impressive traverse ever completed?

Belgian climber Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll has been willingly stuck in Patagonia since Covid-19 kicked off, and making the most of it: jaws dropped around the climbing world when he became the first to solo the Fitz Roy Traverse late last week. This epic route, fantasised about by anyone who has ever seen a photo of the jagged skyline above El Chalten, was first completed by the dream simul-climbing team of Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell in 2014. The route traverses the iconic Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks: 5km of ridge line with around 4000m of vertical gain.
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Recruiting for a Head of Performance for GB Climbing

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Recruiting for a Head of Performance for GB Climbing

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11/02/2021

We are actively recruiting for a brand new role within the BMC. Could you be our first Head of Performance for GB Climbing?
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BMC ORGANISATION

Nominate a volunteer for a 2021 BMC award

BMC members are invited to nominate a volunteer for an award recognising the vital contribution volunteers make to the work of the BMC.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Volunteer opportunities on National Council and Board of Directors

At the 2021 BMC AGM, taking place on Saturday 15 May, elections will be held for some new and existing roles on National Council and the BMC Board of Directors. Read on for more information.
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BMC ORGANISATION

How to propose resolutions at BMC AGM 2021

BMC members have the right to submit resolutions to the AGM; here's a handy guide on how to do this for the BMC AGM 2021.
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