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New Mend Our Mountains campaign gets underway with Peak District walk

A group of walkers took to the Peak District hills to help kick off an ambitious appeal to raise £1m to improve some of Britain’s most popular paths.

Shauna Coxsey heads medal hopes as climbing gets £630,000 Olympic boost

The UK’s Olympic sport climbing hopes were boosted today with the announcement that up to £630,000 is being made available to support the push for medals at the Tokyo games in 2020.

Dismantle current governing structure of BMC, review body says

The governing structure of the troubled British Mountaineering Council should be dismantled and a new one put in its place, a QC-led review body says.

British Mountaineering Council launches new £1m bid to Mend Our Mountains

The British Mountaineering Council has launched an ambitious £1m project to help repair paths in Britain’s national parks.

BMC seeks two volunteers to join its governance review

The British Mountaineering Council is seeking two volunteers to join a review of the way it is governed.

BMC president Rehan Siddiqui drops bomshell decision on members at annual meeting

Plas y Brenin basked in spring sunshine as BMC members gathered but a storm was brewing as the executive faced a no-confidence vote.

Mountaineering council confirms no-confidence vote will go ahead

The governing committee of the representative body for mountaineers in England and Wales will face a vote of no confidence at its annual meeting.

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

Kendal Mountain Festival: awards, earthquakes, mountaineers and mistakes

Kendal Mountain Festival has established itself as one of the premier gatherings of outdoor folk in the country.

Mountaineering council annual meeting put back two months for review changes

The annual meeting of the British Mountaineering Council is likely to be put back by two months to allow further consultation on proposed governance changes.

Temperature probes installed on Helvellyn headwall to aid winter climbers

A temperature monitoring system has been set up on England’s third highest mountain to help protect rare plant life on winter climbing routes.

Kendal Mountain Festival: the land of white waterproofs and false moustaches

As another Kendal Mountain Festival winds up, ponder the need for false moustaches and white waterproof jackets.

The death of mountaineering? One climber's view of the recent British Mountaineering Council turmoil

Last April saw an attempt to remove the board of the BMC. Alpine Club member Phil Bartlett ponders whether he witnessed the demise of the activity ...

Tearful BMC president Rehan Siddiqui resigns despite defeating no-confidence call

The chair of the British Mountaineering Council has resigned, despite defeating a vote of no confidence in his executive.

BMC donation helps Mountain Heritage Trust move to Blencathra Centre

A donation from the British Mountaineering Council helped fund a new home for a collection of important historical mountaineering artefacts.

British Mountaineering Council board faces no-confidence motion

The board of the British Mountaineering Council is facing a potential vote of no confidence at the organisation’s annual meeting in April.

Britain's Olympic climbers face 12-month wait to learn their funding fate

Britain’s top climbers will have to wait another year to find out how much funding they will receive in their quest for medals at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Ringing Roger path repair work will start as Mend Our Mountains appeal smashes target

Work is about to begin on a badly eroded path on the Peak District’s highest hill after a crowdfunding appeal raised cash for repairs.

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