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Christmas Books - Our Recommendations

From impressive new guides to works of literature, 2016 has seen a bumper crop of great mountain reads. We've picked our favourites. Stick them on your Christmas list, settle by the fire... and come up for air in 2017!


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Stocking Fillers - Christmas Gifts for £25 or Less

What do you get the gear-mad walker who has everything? If you're struggling for gift ideas check out our pick of goodies for £25 or less.

BMC New Definitive Froggatt to Black Rocks Guide  © BMC
BMC New Definitive Froggatt to Black Rocks Guide  © BMC

Froggatt to Black Rocks

"Much anticipated" would be something of an understatement. If anyone was silly enough to have waited with bated breath, they will have expired some years ago. Indeed, it feels like a lifetime since rumours circulated about Ben Heason repeating every route at Froggatt, in a...

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New Definitive Stanage Guide  #1  © BMC

BMC Stanage, The Definitive Guide

"In what is almost perfection there are two weaknesses. It won't fit in your back pocket and if you leave it displayed on the pile of gear you have left at the crag foot it is attractive enough to get pinched. You have been warned." writes Dave Gregory about the...


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Outside Crag Clean Up 2018  © Outside

Outside Crag Clean Up 2018

It's that time of year again! Let's all go out and give our crags, hills and woods a spring clean (yeah alright, we know it's autumn already)!

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BMC Survey photo  © BMC

Win £100: by telling us what you think about the BMC

An independent organisational review of the BMC is well underway and the next step the Review Team is taking is to perform a membership survey. Read on to find out more about the survey, how to take part, and how to win one of...

The MHT's stunning new base - Blencathra  © BMC/MHT
The MHT's stunning new base - Blencathra  © BMC/MHT

BMC funds Mountain Heritage Trust move

Mountain Heritage Trust (MHT) moves into stunning new base at Blencathra – with help from the BMC. The MHT officially opened its new premises at the stunning Blencathra Field Studies Centre on Friday 24 March.

BMC presents the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2017

The 2017 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is presented by the British Mountaineering Council and...

Outside Crag Clean Up 2016  © Outside
Outside Crag Clean Up 2016  © Outside

The annual Outside Crag Clean Up is back!

Have you ever walked around the Peak and itched to pick up those random chocolate wrappers - but you didn't have...

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BMC Snowdon T - Navy  © BMC

Spring into summer with a Snowdon T-shirt

When you can't be on Snowdon, let Snowdon be on you. If you've climbed it, covet it or just like admiring it, then...

Men our Mountains  © BMC
Men our Mountains  © BMC

Help support the BMC's 'Mend our Mountains' Campa

Sir Chris Bonington, Doug Scott CBE and Julia Bradbury are supporting a major new British Mountaineering...


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Article Whither the BMC?

Ahead of the British Mountaineering Council AGM on 30th/31st March, Simon Lee takes stock of where our national body is currently and the direction in which it may be heading... Climbers and upland hillwalkers are very fortunate to have...

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Kendal Mountain Festival  © Kendal Mountain Festival

The Kendal Mountain Festival 2015 ? A Survivor's Guide

Going to the Kendal Mountain Festival? Not sure how on earth you are going to cope? Here Niall Grimes gives us his personal tips on surviving what could be your most terrifying climbing expedition of the year: KENDAL! He also gives us a...

On Suilven in 2012  © Carey Davies
On Suilven in 2012  © Carey Davies

Interview: Carey Davies, BMC Hillwalking Development Officer

Carey Davies has been Hillwalking Development Officer at the BMC for the last two and a half years. As the first person to fill this new role, we've asked him to explain what it involves, and the steps that the BMC have been taking to...


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