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e-Newsletter October 2013

It’s student season at the BMC. In the coming months we’ll be posting lots of content on a wide range of topics to help students get the most out of climbing and walking. We will also be launching a survey to find out more about what 14-25 year olds want from the BMC.

A big thanks to all who signed our Stand up for Stanage online petition. The Peak District National Park Authority has decided to retain ownership and management of the estate, and we have subsequently met with senior Peak Park officials to discuss future management plans.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Student season at the BMC
This university term we've been riding the student vibe with our 'student season'. We've posted lots of student-friendly content to help students get the most out of climbing and walking as well as getting the banter going on social media.
BMC and Peak Park discuss how to manage Stanage
BMC representatives met with senior Peak Park officials this morning (Tuesday 8 October) to discuss the long-term management of Stanage now that the Park Authority has decided to retain ownership of the wider North Lees Estate.
The BMC Leading Ladder: back for winter
The BMC Leading Ladder is a fun lead climbing competition running at 28 UK walls from 2 November 2013 to 23 February 2014. Taking part is the ideal way to get fit, and stay fit, during the indoor winter season.
The Three Peaks Challenge – what do you think?
As the clean-ups begin on the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales after another summer of huge numbers, we take a look at the controversy surrounding the Three Peaks Challenge and ask for your views.
Sun shines on September climbing festivals
The sun shone, barbecue grills glowed, climbs were cruised, stories told and a good time was had by all at the four climbing festivals organised by BMC volunteers last month.
BMC International Winter Meet 2014
The BMC International Meet 2014 will be located in the heart of the Cairngorms at Glenmore Lodge. This week-long event will showcase some of the finest winter climbing in the UK, as well as fostering international relationships.
New coaching award scheme gets underway
Mountain Training has just launched its new Coaching Award Scheme. There are three levels and registration is now open.
British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships 2013 - Results
The Championships took place over two days (5-6 October) at the brand new Awesome Walls Sheffield climbing centre and it was the very first time that the huge competition wall and the speed wall had been climbed on.
Peak Rock history book now in stock
The long-awaited book celebrating a century of cutting edge rock climbing in the Peak District is now in print and available from the BMC online shop.
BMC supported expedition makes seven first ascents in Kyrgyzstan
Supported by grants from the BMC, MEF and Alpine Club, six British climbers, comprising the Bristol Djangart expedition, made first ascents of seven peaks on the Kyrgyzstan-China border.
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