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BMC TV goes live

4th November 2013 | 0 comments

A new online video channel set up by the British Mountaineering Council has officially gone live this week. Dubbed BMC TV, the new platform allows users to access the latest videos, web clips, technical advice, safety skills and outdoor films, in addition to news, events and features on the BMC website. Content will include clips of local festivals, competitions and …

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The Real 3 Peaks Challenge

10th October 2013 | 0 comments

Help maintain our mountains for future generations to enjoy by signing up to this month’s Real 3 Peaks Challenge – a coordinated litter sweep to remove waste from the highest peaks in Great Britain. Founded by Mountain Training Association member Richard Pyne, the scheme will see volunteers trek to the top of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon on October …

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BMC approves first National Performance Centre

17th September 2013 | 0 comments

The first dedicated National Performance Centre for climbing in England and Wales has recently been approved by the British Mountaineering Council, and deemed suitable to hold both national and international competitions. Awesome Walls Sheffield, which will open its doors to the public towards the end of this month, will offer both lead climbing and bouldering in addition to a 15 …

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Win a walk with Kenton Cool and Lakpa Rita

12th September 2013 | 0 comments

Would you like the chance to spend a day on the hills with Everest mountaineers Kenton Cool and Lakpa Rita Sherpa? If so, don’t miss your chance to enter the BMC’s latest outdoor competition. Four lucky winners will make their way to the Lake District on October 23 where they will join Kenton and Lakpa (along with the Sherpa Adventure …

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Increased funding for mountaineering

20th December 2012 | 0 comments

Sport England looks set to increase the British Mountaineering Council’s funding over the next four years, due to rising participation in climbing and hillwalking. The £3 million investment is driven by a growth in 16-25 year olds (and mostly males ) taking part. Almost 100,000 people regularly participate in mountaineering, which includes indoor wall climbing, outdoor climbing and hillwalking and …