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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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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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YOUTH & EQUITY

BMC Black Dog Outdoor Guided Walks 2020

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17/12/2019

The BMC helped to support Black Dog Outdoors to run several guided walks in 2019 which people could go on, for free, with qualified Mountain Leaders and mental health first-aiders for support. And these will be running in 2020 also. Let's find out from Steph Miller what they're all about and how you can attend.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Mental wellbeing and the outdoors

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10/06/2019

Why do you climb? From getting stronger and ticking off projects to spending time with our friends, we all have our reasons. However, there is increasing evidence that activities like climbing, mountaineering and hiking are good for our minds as well as our bodies.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The Great Ridge Restoration: MPs and mountaineers discuss how to Mend Our Mountains and Ways

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27/09/2017

The Mountaineering All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) exists to promote the sporting and recreational interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers; to raise awareness of the physical and social benefits of mountaineering; and to campaign for sustainable access to cliffs, mountains and open countryside.
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MEDICAL

Get ready to tackle ticks

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22/05/2016

With the arrival of spring, now is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks; what they are, where they live, the diseases they can carry, and how to minimise your risk of infection.
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MEDICAL

Hill skills: tick alert

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01/05/2016

There’s nothing quite like discovering a tick on your body to make you squirm with disgust. That head buried in your skin, those little legs wiggling contentedly as it feeds on your blood. It’s a natural instinct to want to rip it out immediately, but wait. Tick-borne diseases are on the rise in many climbing and walking areas - stack the odds in your favour by removing the critter properly.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Why climbing benefits mental wellbeing

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11/04/2016

Often known for its boosts to physical wellbeing, climbing doesn’t often make it into the big headlines for mental health benefits. But for Beth Thomas, it couldn’t have been more important. Read on to hear her full story.
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MEDICAL

Friction blisters: prevention and treatment

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11/04/2016

Friction blisters on the feet are a common and potentially serious complication of mountaineering and other outdoor activities. Most people will experience blisters at some point in their pursuits and will adapt their socks, footwear and foot hygiene accordingly.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Why hill walking is the ultimate hangover cure

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01/01/2016

Happy New Year you brilliant BMC bunch! Oh, what’s that? Feeling a tad worse for wear this morning? Get out from underneath that duvet - we’ve got the answer to New Year’s Eve overindulgence right here…
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