British Mountaineering Council (BMC)

Climb walls, rock, hills, ice or mountains? Join us. We’re the BMC.

We’re the BMC. As the national voice for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers in England and Wales, we protect your freedoms and promote your interests.

Join the BMC from £1.66 a month!

Joining the BMC means you’re joining a community of over 80,000 BMC members and you’ll help us to protect our crags and mountains, to campaign for improved access, to provide technical and safety advice, to promote environmental sustainability and to be a powerful voice for all climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers. As a member you’ll benefit from:

  • Four issues of Summit magazine a year
  • 15% discounts in Cotswold Outdoor / Snow + Rock
  • Access to many other retail and travel discounts
  • 10% off in the BMC shop
  • £15 million Combined Liability Insurance cover
  • Access to BMC Travel Insurance policies
  • Access to Mountain Training registration and more
  • All for just £1.66/month for your first year when you join by Direct Debit

The Climate Project

We're making a real difference to the local landscapes that you love and the global climate crisis.

Out on our wild moorlands grows an amazing plant called sphagnum. When sphagnum is growing healthily, this little plant powerhouse takes as much carbon out of the atmosphere as a tropical rainforest.

You can help by sponsoring one square metre of sphagnum for £25. 

Proud sponsors of

BMC Breakfast Club

The BMC session at Kendal has become renowned as an entertaining, unique and sometimes downright outrageous event. It’s also a bit like Glastonbury… OK not a lot, but it does usually sell out in seconds.

Not this year! With Kendal going online, we can fit everyone into this fun-packed and potentially rather sweaty session. At the helm as ever will be Niall Grimes, accompanied by a galaxy of stars plus films, appearances and the odd awkward moment. Not to be missed.

Access All Areas

Don't miss our featured films, talks and events. 

Buy 1 Square Metre of Sphagnum to save the Moorlands

£25.00

Is this the most important plant on earth? On our wild moorlands grows an amazing plant called sphagnum. When sphagnum is growing healthily, this plant powerhouse takes as much carbon out of the atmosphere as a tropical rainforest.

Peat moorlands cover 15% of the UK, but many have been dug up, drained or destroyed. The Peak District moorland landscape is now the most degraded in Europe and damaged peat can be a great carbon emitter. Moors for the Future was founded in 2003 to fight back.

So far they’ve transformed over nearly 8,000 acres of peat moors across the Peak District and South Pennines. The Climate Project supports the work of Moors for the Future. Your support will help: Actively fight climate change Reduce wildfire risk Reduce flooding risk Protect endangered wildlife It costs £25 to plant one square metre of sphagnum moss and create a healthy moor.

BMC Yearly Membership

Starting from £1.66/month

Joining the BMC means you’re joining a community of over 80,000 BMC members and you’ll help us to protect our crags and mountains, to campaign for improved access, to provide technical and safety advice, to promote environmental sustainability and to be a powerful voice for all climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers. 

Beaten Track Organic Tee

£15.00 BMC Members or £20.00 Non-members

The tees are designed by the award-winning mountain artist Tessa Lyons, which evokes the satisfaction of following a well-worn trail while also hinting at the hammering many of our paths take from the sheer numbers of feet walking them.

The design was created to support our Mend our Mountains campaign and is part of our Access & Conservation Trust range. The projects featured in Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million range from the high sub-arctic plateau of the Cairngorms to the gentle coast of the Solent; from England’s highest mountain to the fabled seat of a Welsh giant; from bleakest Dartmoor to one of Scotland’s most well-walked Munros.

£5 from every sale will support future Access & Conservation Trust campaign.

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