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  • To negotiate access improvements and promote cliff and mountain conservation.
  • To promote and advise on good practice, facilities, training and equipment. 
  • To support events and specialist programmes including youth & excellence.
  • To provide services and information for members.
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Montane X BMC Men's and Women's range  © UKC Gear

Montane X BMC Clothing line

Montane's X BMC range of climbing clothing balances casual comfort and technical cuts, making it equally suited to use at the wall or out on the crags. Made in collaboration with the BMC, 5% of all UK sales of the range will be donated to the Access & Conservation Trust. We check out a range of items for both men and women.


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Peak Limestone South Montage  © UKC Gear

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

Xmas 2016 reading list montage  © UKC Gear
Xmas 2016 reading list montage  © UKC Gear

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!

Lancashire Rock  © UKC Gear
Lancashire Rock  © UKC Gear

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.

stocking fillers montage 2  © Dan Bailey
stocking fillers montage 2  © Dan Bailey

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...

Rock queen  © UKC Gear
Rock queen  © UKC Gear

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 Review  © UKC Gear
BMC Peak Limestone North Review  © UKC Gear

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...

1965 Saddleworth - Chew Guide  © tutbury
1965 Saddleworth - Chew Guide  © tutbury

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...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from this brand

U27 Membership  © BMC

Support the BMC for £1 / month

The BMC has launched a brand-new digital-only membership for the U27s. This new membership not only supports the great work of the BMC, but it's also packed full of personal benefits. 

The Big Bang Tour  © BMC TV
The Big Bang Tour  © BMC TV

Emma Twyford and The Big Bang: on tour

Watch the award-winning Big Bang film in cinemas and Patagonia stores this March. Join top climber Emma Twyford, comedian Niall Grimes and filmmaker David Petts, as BMC TV and Patagonia present a very special five-date Big Bang Tour.

En:Spire  © En:Spire
En:Spire  © En:Spire

En:Spire: Raising Awareness of Relative Energy Deficiency in Climbing

Following on from the thought provoking article, 'Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport - A Cautionary Tale', Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has teamed up with the BMC and Awesome Walls Sheffield to organise an event which...

Outside Crag Clean Up 2018  © Outside
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...

Peak Limestone South Cover  © BMC
Peak Limestone South Cover  © BMC

BMC Peak Limestone South

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

BMC Survey photo  © BMC
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...

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

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


Articles

Articles featuring this brand

BMC AGM 2019.  © Alex Messenger/BMC
BMC AGM 2019.  © Alex Messenger/BMC

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 a strong and single national...

BMC Alex Honnold Tour  © BMC
BMC Alex Honnold Tour  © BMC

Competition WINNER - Win 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...

Kendal Mountain Festival  © Kendal Mountain Festival
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...

Shovelling our way onto the glacier  © Bradley Morrell/Alek Zholobenko
Shovelling our way onto the glacier  © Bradley Morrell/Alek Zholobenko

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...


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