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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What do the 4 July lockdown changes mean for climbers and hill walkers?

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25/06/2020

Further easing of lockdown in England is taking place from 4 July. What will this mean for climbers and hill walkers? The BMC access team take a look.
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HUTS

Covid-19 and reopening huts

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25/06/2020

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 over the coming weeks and months.
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WALLS

Return to Climbing Training Plan

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19/06/2020

GB Paraclimbing Coach Belinda Fuller has put together a great guide giving climbing specific, fun ways to come back to climbing as strong, fit and connected as possible after this lockdown phase away from climbing walls.
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WALLS

Youth Climbing Series Grand Final 2020

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10/06/2020

The British Mountaineering Council, ClimbScotland and Mountaineering Ireland met on Friday 5 June to discuss the forthcoming YCS Grand Final 2020 and have concluded that in the current climate it will not be possible to run the event.
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CLUBS

Covid 19, club meets, club huts, frequently asked questions

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02/07/2020

Those who are running clubs and managing huts are naturally concerned about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on club activities and hut access at present. This page collates answers to questions that you have been asking the BMC. It directs clubs and hut managers to additional supporting information.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Guidance for new outdoor climbers

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14/05/2020

As the lockdown comes to an end in parts of the UK and many climbing walls remain shut it could mean that more people than usual are thinking about venturing outdoors to get their climbing fix. This article is aimed at giving some general advice for people who wish to make the transition.
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COMPETITIONS

Update: on CCPG work

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14/05/2020

Updates are available here on GB Climbing, the newly formed internal department of the BMC designated with looking after and giving future direction to all things connected with Competition Climbing.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

BMC achieves Intermediate level of the Equality Standard for Sport

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30/04/2020

We've just heard that the BMC has been awarded the Intermediate level of the Equality Standard for Sport. This is a framework for assisting sports organisations to widen their access and reduce inequalities in sport and physical activity, from under-represented individuals, groups and communities.
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WALLS

Reopening the walls: a message from the Association of British Climbing Walls

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30/04/2020

The Association of British Climbing Walls is leading an initiative to develop a set of guidelines to get walls open again safely. Working very closely through the Outdoor Industries Association and with UK Active, the ABC is conducting research in order to provide a solid foundation for the recommendations that will follow.
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COMPETITIONS

Shauna Coxsey reconfirmed for Team GB in 2021 Olympics

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30/04/2020

Sport Climber Shauna Coxsey is the latest athlete to be reconfirmed as selected for Team GB for the Tokyo Olympic Games, following its postponement.
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