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KMF: Petzl Underground Session

This year the Kendal Mountain Festival is going online, and the line-up looks fantastic. The highlight for us of course will be the Petzl Underground Session, live on Wednesday 25th of November at 8 PM. Steered by the ever-psyched Steph Dwyer from Yorkshire Dales Guides, Steph chairs a light-hearted panel discussion with Diane Arthurs, Holly […]

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AGM Vote Results

The results of the BCA vote following the AGM are now available. A huge thank you must be given to all the members that made the effort to engage and took the trouble to vote. Secondly another huge thank you should be extended to the IT group for pulling off a remarkable number of achievements […]

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CRoW Judicial Review to be Appealed

After careful consultation with the¬†CRoW¬†Convenor and the Lawyers involved in supporting the action, the BCA Exec unanimously agreed with their recommendation to proceed to lodge an “Appellant’s Notice” in the Court of Appeal. For more information about the context of this decision you can read the press release announcing the result of the Judicial Review, […]

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Petition: Save Outdoor Education

Porth yr Ogof by Gary Evans As the National Governing Body for Cave and Mine Exploration in the UK, the British Caving Association recognises the valuable contribution Outdoor Education Centres provide to young people in the UK, providing a safe introduction to the wonders and adventures to be had underground.   Outdoor Education Centres across the […]

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Update on the CRoW Judicial Review.

After a remote hearing at Cardiff High Court on 13 October, we wereagain refused permission to bring a judicial review of the decision bythe Steering Group set up the Welsh Government (WG) to refuse membership of its Access Reform Advisory Group (ARAG) to Stuart France of the CCC on the ground that caving is not […]

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BCA AGM 2020

For the first time ever the BCA Annual General Meeting was held using online video conferencing software and broadcast live to members around the world. The recording is now available for members to watch online. Voting is now open for members to vote on the elections and proposals discussed during the AGM. More information is […]

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Coronavirus and Caving

Please read the following message from Russell Myers, the Acting Secretary of the British Caving Association, regarding the BCA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updated 5th July 2020 Update – October 14th A BCA Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Delivery Plan template is now available for member clubs to download here. Please address any questions you […]