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Walk celebrates 50 years of Mountain Training

23rd October 2014 | 0 comments

To mark the 50th anniversary of Mountain Training, the UK’s awarding body for recognised awards in walking, climbing and mountaineering, a classic walk with representatives of the organisation and others was in order. Rab Carrington, Chair of Mountain Training and founder of the outdoor clothing company Rab, led the well-attended walk up Kinder Scout in the Peak District. Among the walkers were …

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BMC Stanage Festival 2014

10th April 2014 | 0 comments

Outdoor enthusiasts looking for a weekend out on the peaks can head to the BMC Stanage Festival of walking and climbing this summer. Set to take place over the weekend of 28-29 June, the festival will be held as part of the BMC’s 70th birthday celebrations at Stanage Edge, one of the UK’s best known crags. Outdoor lectures and professional …

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BMC supports BME outdoor participation

2nd April 2014 | 0 comments

The British Mountaineering Council is soon to host a symposium encouraging the participation of black and ethnic minorities in climbing and walking activities. Held at YHA Haworth, near Keighley in West Yorkshire, the weekend-long BMC Equity Symposium 2014: Breaking Down the Barriers event will take place from 28 – 30 March against the backdrop of the West York Moors. The …

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BMC launch student friendly courses

20th November 2013 | 0 comments

The British Mountaineering Council are soon to launch a series of subsidised courses tailored to help students and freshers get the most out of climbing and hill walking. Set to launch in 2014, the two-day long courses will aim to provide novice club members with the skills to become self-sufficient out on the hills. Tuition will take place at the …

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BMC chief to give mountaineering lecture

19th November 2013 | 0 comments

A charity lecture led by the head of the British Mountaineering Council will take place later this month, with proceeds going towards a conservation charity. Held in Sheffield, the talk will detail BMC Chief Dave Turnbull’s recent climbing expedition to Patagonia, during which he journeyed to the Fitzroy and Cerro Torre massif, accompanied by mountaineers Stuart McAleese and Dan Donovan. …

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Welsh government review land access

6th November 2013 | 0 comments

A review announced by the Welsh government could soon change the type of access granted to walkers and climbers in the Welsh countryside. Following a request from the Welsh Minister for Sports and Culture to re-evaluate land access, climbing hotspots including those on sea cliffs, crags on private woodland and non-open access mountain and moorland, could become accessible to all. …