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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Leo Houlding: first expedition for the next generation

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07/08/2020

Professional explorer and climber Leo Houlding has marked his 40th birthday by introducing the next generation of his family to the kind of adventures. Leo took his wife and young children on a four-day climb of the iconic alpine peak Piz Badile. His children became two of the youngest climbers to stand on the summit.
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PRESS

Winners announced for the Women in Adventure Film Competition 2020

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04/08/2020

Inspirational winners revealed as the 2020 BMC TV Women in Adventure Film competition awards are announced.
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HUTS

Covid-19 and reopening huts

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31/07/2020

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 them over the coming weeks and months.
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CLUBS

Training for club committee members

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31/07/2020

This programme aims to provide training and advice to members and officers on club committees.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Snowdon: new parking restrictions

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23/07/2020

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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PRESS

Request for inspection for Petzl ropes

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21/07/2020

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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CLUBS

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

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14/07/2020

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

Members stories of the pandemic and mental health

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08/07/2020

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

Wales: the lockdown eases

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03/07/2020

Welsh Government has announced that from Monday July 6th unlimited travel for all purposes is now allowed throughout Wales. This also includes travel to Wales from England and that all the closed areas of National Parks and other beauty spots will be open from that day.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid-19: expert answers to outdoor questions

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02/07/2020

What's the right social distance? Where might local lockdowns be imposed? Will there be a second wave? Should you wear a mask outdoors? As lockdown eases, we ask Professor Ian Hall for the answers from an outdoor perspective. Ian is Director of the Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, a keen climber and a BMC member.
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