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BMC Name Change

20th Aug 2016

After more than 70 years trading as the British Mountaineering Council, the BMC have decided to “move with the times and change name”. Their new name, Climb Britain, will be phased in over the next year, with official launch events at the Kendal

Mountain Festival and on their 72nd birthday on 2nd December.

According to the BMC’s CEO, Dave Turnbull, “Hill walking, climbing and mountaineering have evolved since the BMC was first established in 1944, and the name ‘Mountaineering Council’ doesn’t quite cut it these days.” The rebranding is part of an “ongoing program of modernisation”, with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland set to rebrand itself as Mountaineering Scotland, and the BMC’s presence in Wales becoming Climb Cymru.