YOUTH & EQUITY
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
Darkness Beckons: access and climbing in Cheddar Gorge
To say climbing in Somerset's iconic Cheddar Gorge is special is an huge understatement. It's rich history, jaw dropping landscape and many high quality routes ensure it's fame. But access to the south side of the Gorge is fragile and continued access relies upon climbers taking care to ensure they follow the agreements in place with the landowner, Cheddar Caves & Gorge. Mark Courtiour, our superstar BMC Cheddar Climbing Warden and Somerset Access Rep, reflects on what it has taken to get the current access gains we enjoy today, and why its so important to follow the restrictions that are in place...
AGM 2020 Presentations
During the AGM a number of the Board gave presentations. We want to share these with our members who did not attend the AGM, so here they are:
Results of the BMC AGM 2020
Many thanks all our members who attended the first-ever virtual only BMC AGM on Saturday 13 June. Read on for the details.