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NEWS


BMC IN LOCKDOWN W


For the first time, the BMC AGM was held virtually – thanks to everyone that attended and a special thanks to the key people that made the transition smooth and successful. Most BMC events were cancelled or postponed and the status of BMC events from September onwards is being reviewed weekly and in line with government guidance.


We have taken a hit in income, due to not selling travel insurance, new Mountain Training candidates not joining and closing our online shop. However, we’d like to say a huge thank you to all you members who’ve continued to support us in this difficult time. We’ve furloughed many staff across our different teams, from access to competitions, but we’re happy to say that many are


The BMC will continue to update its members with the very latest developments, advice and of course, as much engaging content on screen and in print as possible. To keep in touch with us, follow all our social channels:


@BritishMountaineeringCouncil


@teambmc @teamBMC


@Team_BMC @access_BMC @BMC_Walk


How has the pandemic affected the BMC organisation?


hile it seems an age ago, the days leading up to lockdown saw the BMC office begin its preparations for what would become a far more difficult situation than any of us foresaw. During the days of lockdown, the BMC responded swiftly to all changes in the situation, from adapting ongoing advice and supporting our members as best possible, to working in partnership with other organisations and creating a raft of fresh content for everyone.


now starting to come back to work. If you’d like to help us grow and work for all climbers and hill walkers, then do tell your friends about us.


BMC HANDBOOK: NOW FREE TO READ ONLINE


We’ve just published our 2020 BMC members’ handbook online. You can read it for free through our app or in a browser.


Each year, we publish the BMC members’ handbook. This is packed full of stories, essential skills, event and information, bringing the varied work of the BMC to life.


The 2020 edition is a little late, as we had to re-write a lot of it due to Coronavirus, but we’re pleased to say that it’s now out and looking great.


To celebrate and promote the diversity of our work, this issue is free to download - you won't need your membership number.


Have a read, and share the link to spread our message.


www.thebmc.co.uk/handbook-2020


The BMC Annual General Meeting 2020


The Big Bang now available online


The award-winning film about the story of Emma Twyford climbing 9a, is now available to rent or buy online.


Last September, when Emma Twyford powered, crimped and screamed her way to the top of The Big Bang at Lower Pen Trywn, she ended a three-year battle and entered British climbing’s history books as the first British woman to break the 9a barrier.


This 30-minute film by filmmaker David Petts of Volo Digital is her story. It follows Emma Twyford's three-year battle to climb The Big Bang at Lower Pen Trywn in North Wales.This Volo Digital film for BMC TV won Best Climbing Film at Kendal Mountain Festival in November 2019.


A BMC TV film, directed and produced by David Petts of Volo Digital. Supported by DMM, Scarpa, Friction Labs and Climbskin. Thanks to Patagonia for their support on the tour (cancelled due to Coronavirus).


WATCH ONLINE: www.thebmc.co.uk/big-bang 8 | CLIMB. WALK. JOIN.


Many thanks to the 148 members that attended the first ever virtual BMC AGM and those that voted online or via proxy. If we didn’t manage to answer your question, we are truly sorry but please send your question


to agm@thebmc.co.uk and we’ll do our very best to get an answer sent back to you. See the full results on the BMC website.


AGM RESULTS: www.thebmc.co.uk/agm


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