September 2016 Latest BMC Peak Area newsletter is Now Online

BMC Peak Area newsletter can keep you informed about what’s happening in the region, including the next BMC area meeting.

In this issue:  Henry Folkard’s regular round-up of access and conservation news; an interview with local climbing activist Kristian Clemmow; National Trust ranger Luke Barley provides an insight into the prehistoric trees of the White Peak; poetry from Mark Warwicker; Simon Lee brings us the latest climbing news & gossip, and Peter Judd provides a hill walker’s perspective on the rebranding.

The next Peak Area Meeting is on Wednesday 14 September 2016, starting at 7.30pm, at The Maynard, Main Road, Grindleford, S32 2HE
(Note venue change: originally advertised as taking place at The Globe in Glossop)

Come along to our regular gathering of Peak climbers and walkers, to discuss the latest issues and get involved in the work of the BMC. The area meetings are run by volunteers and are your chance to join in with debate and influence decisions about what happens in your area as well as the rest of the country.

Consultation on rebranding
The meeting will include a consultation on our recent rebranding announcement, and will be attended by BMC president Rehan Siddiqui, vice-presidents Emma Flaherty and Rupert Davies, and CEO Dave Turnbull, who will explain the background to the rebranding proposal in detail; this will be followed by an open discussion and Q&A session.

Guest speaker is Nigel Vardy, aka Mr Frostbite
In 1999 Nigel suffered severe frostbite in temperatures of -60°C on Denali in Alaska. It cost him his fingers, nose and all of his toes. An inspiring tale of resilience, recovery and adversity against the odds, Nigel’s injuries haven’t stopped him rising to life’s daily challenges and going on to climb some of the world’s toughest and most challenging mountains.

Free supper provided by the BMC. All are welcome.

See the BMC Local Areas site for more details about the meeting

The Peak Area newsletter is produced by Simon Lee and John Coefield. If you’d like to contribute an article to a future newsletter, contact the editors

The Access and Conservation Trust

The BMC’s charity – the BMC Access & Conservation Trust – promotes sustainable access to cliffs, mountains and open countryside by facilitating education and conservation projects across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

By educating climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers to enjoy outdoor recreation while minimising their impact on the landscape, conserving the UK’s upland resources, and campaigning for improved access rights, ACT enables future generations to continue to enjoy outdoor activities and the physical, mental and social benefits they bring to individual lives and society in general.

How to donate:

  1. Donate online via PayPal
  2. Donate when you renew your BMC membership
  3. Donate by text message