New BMC Website

The BMC?s brand new website went live  on 12 June.  The website has been completely overhauled to make it much easier for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers to find what they need at the click of a button. The user-friendly design makes it easy to navigate to information on all aspects of the BMC?s work, and all content is cross-linked with the latest news.  All back issues of Summit magazine are available, making it the first fully online climbing magazine in the UK.  There are free downloads of good practice information and chapters from BMC guidebooks.  The new website incorporates the latest IT developments so you can now sign up for news feeds and watch video clips. BMC patron Sir Chris Bonington said: ?Great looking website – easy to navigate, stacks of interesting news and useful information – just what the climbing community needs.? Dave Turnbull, BMC Chief Executive Officer said:  ?It?s been a long time coming but definitely worth the wait.  This is just the first stage of the website upgrade so look out for more new facilities coming soon.? Features of the new website include: ? Summit magazine: you can now browse back issues of Summit and access individual features including interviews with renowned climbers and articles by top names such as Ed Douglas, Ken Wilson, Andy Kirkpatrick and Niall Grimes ? New homepages and feature articles for each of the BMC?s major work areas ? Latest news and upcoming events ? RSS news feeds ? Video clips on subjects such as technical and safety advice ? BMC blogs ? keep up with the latest news and chitchat ? Revamped Regional Access Database (RAD) so you can keep up-to-date with the current access situation at over 300 crags around England and Wales ? New Coastal Access Database showing climbing sites along the coast ? Free downloads of guidebook sections and good practice information ? Wales section: click on Cymru for Welsh news as well as features in Welsh ? BMC Member benefits including access to travel & activity insurance and discounts from the online shop ? ?BMC People?: Who?s who of faces and characters that make the BMC tick ? Useful FAQs Coming soon: ? Members? log-in: BMC members will be able to update their details and renew their subscriptions online. ? Thanks to the redesigned BMC Regional Access Database (RAD), you?ll soon be able to receive latest access information straight to your mobile device ? Sign up to the regular BMC email newsletter Many more new features will become available over the summer and you can have your say too. The best 10 suggestions for new content or improvements will win a copy of the brand new Stanage guidebook.  Please send your entries to Alex Messenger by the end of July: / 0161 438 3308.