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SKILLS

Alpine Adventure Tour 2020: Cancelled due to Covid-19

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24/03/2020

In light of the fast-moving situation regarding coronavirus the BMC have decided to cancel these events. The health and wellbeing of all those involved, and the wider public, is paramount.
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MEMBERSHIP

15% off annual BMC Rock Travel Insurance in Europe

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02/03/2020

In a tight spot? BMC Travel Insurance is serious about making sure our members are covered for any occurrence, which is why we provide £10 million emergency medical cover. And to sweeten the deal, this spring from 1 March get 15% off single trip rock insurance policies in Europe.
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SKILLS

Trad tips: how to lead Severe

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20/02/2020

With spring coming, it'll soon be time to dust off the trad rack and get out on some real rock. This year could be the year you lead Severe! Whether you’ve been stuck at VDiff for a while, you’re keen to push on after last year’s development or you’re preparing for Mountain Training’s Rock Climbing Instructor qualification, let's find out how to progress to that grade:
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CLUBS

Pinnacle Club secures National Lottery support for centenary plans

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17/02/2020

Great news for the Pinnacle Club - a national club for women climbers – as it has been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £70,000, to create a multimedia archive to mark the club's centenary in 2021.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Calling all adventurers for the London Mountain Film Festival 2020

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07/02/2020

The mountains are coming to London! The BMC is excited to be partners of the first and only resident Mountain Film Festival in London, which launches this year on 2-3 May 2020 at the Royal Geographical Society and will feature a number of awesome UK premieres!
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Will Bosi becomes second Brit to climb 9b

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05/02/2020

GB Climbing Team member and Olympic hopeful Will Bosi has become the second Brit to climb 9b with an ascent of the Adam Ondra route La Capella in Siurana, Spain, also becoming the first Brit to climb 9b abroad.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Five unmissable films at Kendal Mountain Festival

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01/11/2019

Kendal Mountain Festival is just around the corner. To make sure you don’t miss the unmissable, we've put together our top five film picks.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Women's Trad Fest: what's this incredibly popular event all about?

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14/08/2019

The fourth annual Women's Trad Fest took place in the sunny Peak District last weekend. It’s a festival largely aimed at beginners and learners, many of whom can already climb but want to learn trad skills in a safe, friendly environment. This year it was run as a BMC event to deliver what must be one of the bigger climbing festivals of its type to be found anywhere.
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SKILLS

Sea skills: improvising sea cliff belays

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08/08/2019

Fresh sea air, waves crashing below and adventure by the bucket load. We may not have the high mountains of the Alps, or the vast clean sweeps of granite which bless Yosemite, but here in the UK we have some of the best and most varied sea cliff climbing on the planet. Find out how to be safer and leave less litter behind when traditional climbing around our coast.
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GUIDEBOOKS

Behind the scenes: BMC guidebooks

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26/07/2019

In the first of a new series of articles, we'd like to highlight the work of BMC volunteers starting with the Guidebook Committee. Much of the BMC’s work is overseen by specialist groups made up of volunteers with relevant skills and experience, who guide the work of BMC staff. Now we'd like to take the time and look at these groups of dedicated souls one by one.
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