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e-Newsletter January 2013

Bowline or figure of eight? Whichever knot you use to tie on, you can’t afford to make a mistake with this vital link in the safety chain. Following a recent accident involving well-known climber and author John Long, we’ve produced a short video showing how to tie a bowline and stopper knot.

If you want to go on an expedition but aren’t sure how to go about it, or have some experience and wish to extend your knowledge, our expedition planning seminar at Plas y Brenin on Saturday 12 January is the place to be.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Check that bowline
Legendary American author John Long is on the mend after falling 30ft to the ground at a climbing gym in Los Angeles. How can you avoid making the same mistake?
Our access resolutions for the new year
The BMC Access team were busier than ever last year influencing policy and fighting for access throughout England and Wales. Check out some of the highlights from 2012 and what we’re planning on your behalf for 2013.
We're hiring: new BMC job vacancies
The BMC is now recruiting for three new officers. These are new, full-time positions based on four-year, fixed-term contracts, funded by Sport England.
BMC Expedition planning seminar 2013 report
The BMC ran a brilliant and highly successful day-long seminar on trip and expedition planning at Plas y Brenin on 12 January 2013. The seminar was for those wanting to know more about the practicalities of planning and taking part in trips and expeditions to the Greater Ranges.
Cornish cream: apply for the 2013 BMC International Meet
Do you have experience of climbing in West Cornwall? If so the BMC International Sea Cliff Climbing Meet 2013 could be right up your street! We are on the lookout for host climbers.
Crampons for mortals
Anti-bot, Rambo, mono point, air tech, strap-on, front-points, spurs, 10-point, 12-point. How can crampons be so confusing – after all they’re just artificial claws for humans who’ve forgotten how to sharpen their own toes. What should you look for when heading to the hills – and shops – this winter?
BMC Youth Climbing Series 2013
The BMC Youth Climbing Series is a popular and fun competition for young climbers of all abilities, with three regional rounds and a national final. The 2013 dates and venues have been set, and the online entry system is now closed.
Stunning rock pillar climbed on Patagonian Icecap
What was described as the most beautifully-striking unclimbed line in all Patagonia, according to Argentinian expert on this region, Rolando Garibotti, has recently fallen to a team of French and Spanish climbers.
The Outdoors Show 2013
The Outdoors Show returns to ExCeL London on 17-20 January 2013. Come and visit us on the BMC stand.
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