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e-Newsletter March 2012

This week marks the official start of spring, meaning longer days and lighter evenings.  Perfect for after-work climbing and long weekend walks.

Why not make the most of the good weather and join us in Malham next month for the 2012 BMC AGM where we'll be seeing out one President and voting in a new one.  If you can’t attend the AGM in person, remember to cast your vote by proxy.  Keep an eye out for voting cards in Summit 65 which will be hitting your doormats at the end of the month.

Also coming up next month is Tremfest 2012, Heptonstall Crag Restoration day, and the start of the BMC Alpine Lecture series.  Check out our events pages for further details.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
BMC AGM Weekend 2012
The 2012 BMC AGM Weekend is at Malham, from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th April. Come and join us in the Yorkshire Dales for a weekend of walking, climbing and socialising.
BMC Alpine Lectures 2012
The BMC Alpine lectures are back for 2012, with the excellent line up of Nick Bullock (leading alpinist) and Tim Neill (Mountain Guide) presenting.
Red tape rubbishes access to countryside
The Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman announced on the 19th March that “environmental regulations will be made simpler and more effective while remaining as strong as ever” following a review of red tape but the BMC is concerned that these changes strongly side with economic development and ignore the value of public access to the countryside.
Stanage on the auction block
The Peak District National Park fires the starting gun as the disposal of the North Lees Estate gets underway. Ed Douglas reports on latest developments.
Top boulderer Shauna Coxsey: interviewed
Shauna Coxsey (19) is Britain’s top female boulderer. And now she’s chasing the world stage: coming third in the American Bouldering Series. Hazel Findlay caught up with her to talk training, trad and the male ego.
Nesting birds: advice for climbers
The 2012 bird nesting restrictions are now in place on many crags. But why do we have nesting restrictions and how do you find out about what crags are affected? BMC Access Officer Rob Dyer takes a look.
Tremadog festival 2012: get involved
Like climbing at Tremadog? Want to put something back into the climbing there? Fancy some beer and cake? Then make a date for Tremfest 2012: when you can help the BMC by volunteering to help give Craig Bwlch y Moch a good spring clean.
What’s new in the BMC online shop – March 2012
Spring is here and we’ve got some blooming good deals in the BMC online shop on British Mountain Maps and overseas guides.
Keswick Mountain Festival 2012 ticket offer
As a partner of this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival we are delighted to announce a ticket offer exclusively for BMC members.
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