by Mick Ryan The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) works on behalf of hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers (including ski mountaineers) in England and Wales. To carry out its diverse work, the BMC has a network of 600 volunteers backed up by 26 paid staff in the Manchester office who provide experience, knowledge, resources, funding and organisation. Here Dave Turnbull, CEO of the BMC, gives the first BMC Christmas Addressto the UK´s mountain community providing an overview of the BMC´s work in 2007 and the challenges that lay ahead in 2008. See the video here