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BMC Peak Limestone South

With trad, sport and bouldering at venues that range from national class crags to esoteric holes, this new comprehensive area guide from the BMC has plenty for everyone, says Rob Greenwood


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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!

BMC Lancashire Rock Guidebook

Despite climbing extensively across the UK, Lancashire was never somewhere Rob Greenwood felt drawn to (sorry Lancastrians). In spite of himself however, he is inspired and motivated by the BMC's new bumper guide to the delights of the red rose county.

Christmas Special - Gifts Ideas under £40

Stuck for a few last minute stocking fillers for the climber in your life? Here's a few quick ideas for small gifts that could be just the ticket for that 'week before Christmas' dash to the local climbing shop. And if you order online now, a lot of...

Christmas Book Choices from UKC Staff

Christmas is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time of year to settle in front of the fire with a glass of...

BMC Peak Limestone North Guidebook

It's a funny old medium: frequently polished, often loose, hard, and dusty, yet despite all these oddities it is a strangely...

BMC Over The Moors Guidebook - Reviewed

"The amazing thing is that virtually all of these Dark Peak crags have remained backwaters. Why is this?" wonders Mick...

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...


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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)!

BMC Peak Limestone South

Peak Limestone South, the latest definitive guidebook from the BMC, is out now!

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...

See free-climbing legend Tommy Caldwell live in Sheffield and London

This July, free-climbing legend Tommy Caldwell is coming to Sheffield and London ??"...

BMC funds Mountain Heritage Trust move

Mountain Heritage Trust (MHT) moves into stunning new base at Blencathra – with help from the BMC. The MHT...

BMC presents the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2017

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

The art of the Camdala

We've got Christmas covered with our funky new women's clothing range with unique designs from acclaimed artist Tessa Lyons. All...


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WINNERWin a Pair of Tickets to see Alex Honnold

What do we want? Deep-timbred bold free-soloing Americans. When do we want them? This May! That's right, the BMC is bringing Alex Honnold to tour around the UK for Flying Solo, an event that promises to be as captivating as his virtual onsight and subsequent solo of Gaia. So what's on the cards?

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...

Trip Report

Trip Report A first Himalayan expedition

When a Himalayan Expedition goes wrong... Here Bradley Morrell recounts his trip to Nepal which resulted in frostbite and an epic multi-day retreat down a canyon. All that without ever setting foot on the route proper! That night, as it eventually got dark, we spent...


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