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PRESS

Gareth Pierce obituary

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05/07/2021

The BMC is sad to announce the unexpected passing of Gareth Pierce, former Chair of the BMC and dedicated volunteer, who became unwell while walking Aran Fawddwy mountain in southern Snowdonia on Saturday, 3 July.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Dave Bishop: 1938-2018

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20/12/2018

We are sad to announce that BMC access volunteer, friend and all round hero Dave “Bish” Bishop passed away suddenly following a heart attack on 4 December.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Mark Vallance: 1944-2018

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24/04/2018

Former BMC President and founder of Wild Country, Mark Vallance passed away on 19 April following a period of illness suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Vincent ‘Vin’ Machin: 1931-2017

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19/09/2017

The BMC is sad to announce the death of honorary member Vin Machin, who passed away on 6 September, aged 85.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Nick Bond: 1961-2017

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17/07/2017

The BMC is sad to announce the death of Nick Bond, a long-serving BMC volunteer, who passed away on Monday 10 July following a brave battle against lung cancer.
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INTERNATIONAL

Accomplished mountaineers die in Alpine accidents

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18/07/2016

Tragically, four well-known mountaineers have recently lost their lives in the Mont Blanc, Bernese Oberland and Bernina massifs.
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INTERNATIONAL

One of the world's most accomplished female alpinsts dies in Japan

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24/12/2015

A tragic accident has robbed us of one of the world's foremost female mountaineers, Kei Taniguchi, while climbing on Mt Kurodake in Japan.
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INTERNATIONAL

Internationally renowned Russian alpinist Alexander Ruchkin killed in Peru

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06/09/2015

One of the foremost Russian mountaineers of his generation, Alexander Ruchkin, has died while trying to climb the south face of Huandoy in Peru.
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INTERNATIONAL

Dean Potter 1972-2015

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20/05/2015

One of the world's most notable rock climbers, highliners and BASE jumpers, 43-year old Dean Potter, was killed on Saturday the 16th May when attempting a wingsuit flight from Taft Point on the southern rim of Yosemite Valley.
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INTERNATIONAL

Albert Precht 1947-2015

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15/05/2015

A legend of Austrian rock climbing, 67-year-old Albert Precht was recently killed while descending from a route in the Pervolakia Gorge, Crete
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