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All September BMC Climbing Competitions cancelled for 2020

COMPETITIONS

All September BMC Climbing Competitions cancelled for 2020

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03/08/2020

All three BMC climbing competitions due to take place in September have now been cancelled.
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HUTS

Covid-19 and reopening huts

Mountain huts have been closed since the start of lockdown in March. The BMC wants to support clubs and other hut operators who are preparing to reopen them over the coming weeks and months.
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WALLS

Coronavirus and Climbing Walls: Q&A with Professor Ian Hall

Climbing walls in England are set to open on July 25th so we've talked to Professor Ian Hall of Nottingham University to find out the answers to the medical issues relating to re-opening of climbing walls. Should we wear a mask while climbing indoors? What is the risk of transmission on shared climbing holds? And what about chalk?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Snowdon: new parking restrictions

Following chaotic parking scenes in the Llanberis Pass over the last weekend, when over 500 cars were parked illegally at Pen y Pass, blocking one of the main roads through Snowdonia for several hours, the National Park and North Wales Police have issued this statement with new traffic management and restricted parking in place from July 25th.
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Peak District Grit: now ready to show you the way!

GUIDEBOOKS

Peak District Grit: now ready to show you the way!

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22/07/2020

The latest BMC guidebook, Peak District Grit – is now on the shelves and waiting to lead you to the best the gritstone has to offer.
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PRESS

Request for inspection for Petzl ropes

Petzl are requesting that any individual or club who has purchased one of their low-stretch Kernmantle ropes inspect them immediately for damage.
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WALLS

Covid-19 and climbing walls: what you need to know

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! Climbing walls around England will be reopening on Saturday 25 July, but is it safe to go? The Association of British Climbing Walls have been hard at work to produce guidelines on making climbing walls as Covid safe as possible. Let’s take a look.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Temporary restriction of climbing at Eridge Rocks

The huge increase in climbers at Eridge Rocks since lockdown lifted has resulted in rapid wear to the fragile sandstone the makes up the crag. Unfortunately, this has now reached a tipping point where a temporary restriction is needed to give the crag a chance to recover before irreparable damage is caused. Read on to find out more about why this restriction is needed…
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BMC travel insurance: unlocked and loaded for Europe

MEMBERSHIP

BMC travel insurance: unlocked and loaded for Europe

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16/07/2020

As Europe is unlocked, BMC travel insurance is loaded with the essential cover that you need for adventure.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The Lost Summer: your latest issue of Summit is digital

We’re excited to bring you the latest issue of Summit magazine – with a twist. The Lost Summer: issue 98 is almost entirely a digital edition. Read on to discover more.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Members stories of the pandemic and mental health

The pandemic, lockdown and economic outlook has had a deep effect on many peoples mental health, from much higher anxiety to dealing with depression. We asked members to send in their story from dealing with the last few months and have been delighted in the response we have had, thanks so much to everyone who submitted theirs. In this article we share six of their stories.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Save moor this summer

This summer, all BMC UK travel insurance policies include a 15% donation to The Climate Project: our new project to help combat climate change.
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