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THE BMC YOUTH CLIMBING SERIES GRAND FINAL 2020


he BMC has been monitoring the situation on a weekly basis and after meeting with ClimbScotland and Mountaineering Ireland decided that it was not possible to run the YCS Grand Final in the current climate.


It’s devastating news for competitors and doubtlessly leaves a huge number of youngsters disappointed, but the decision was not made lightly and after discussing the complex logistical arrangements associated with the YCS, the continuing uncertainty regarding social distancing and the opening up of large-scale indoor events, with a heavy heart all three councils unanimously voted to cancel the event.


Planning for YCS 2021 is currently underway and the three councils will be meeting each month to discuss new developments and ensure we are able to run competitions safely.


The BMC hopes to return to competitive activities as soon as it is safe to do so. With regards to our remaining BMC National Events in September and October, we are doing our best to work within Government guidelines and will do our best to make the decision regarding these events in a timely manner.


For information on what this means for regional winners read the full article on the BMC website.


MORE INFO: www.thebmc.co.uk/ycs-2020-final


THE ONGOING CHANGING ACCESS LANDSCAPE


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hroughout lockdown, the weather has been hot and dry. This is great news now that we can start to get outdoors,


but there's a flip side: high fire risk. What can you do to help?


Wild fires are catastrophic for wildlife, flora and importantly the peat itself which not only provides unique habitat but also important carbon and water storage. There was already an unfortunate incident at Bamford Edge involving a dumped disposable BBQ that created a devastating fire that nearly wreaked havoc on the surrounding ancient woodland. Fortunately, firefighters were able to contain the blaze before it could irreparably damage the area.


YOU CAN HELP!


Moorland fires are clearly something we all want to avoid, but what can we do as walkers and climbers out and about in these areas to help prevent further fires?


Read our Hill Skills article, Fire in the hole, on page 66 P


Sign our petition: No Moor BBQs We're calling on parliament to criminalise the use of disposable BBQs in open areas, including moorland settings.


FIND OUT MOOR: www.thebmc.co.uk/nomoorBBQs


Wild fires


– how can you help?


t’s been a battle trying to keep up with Government advice and disseminating the breakdown on what it means to our members, but we’d like to give the BMC Access Team a round of applause for managing to stay current and for all the hard work the team has put in above and beyond the course of normal duties over the past, hectic, few months.


Of course, advice is constantly changing, but it’s always important to emphasise a few key points:


• Anyone heading outdoors should continue to be respectful of other users, landowners and local communities.


• Maintaining good hand hygiene after touching any shared surfaces or equipment is still very important.


• Being aware of and trying to avoid popular areas at peak times is crucial.


• With unprecedented numbers leading to crowded parking in many popular beauty spots and crags, the potential for bad parking to obstruct roads and entrances has been high and if we don’t take responsibility for this ourselves, we may see access losses.


Get the latest updates on the BMC website www.thebmc.co.uk or follow @access_BMC on Twitter


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