The British Mountaineering Council


The British Mountaineering Council is the national representative organisation for climbers and adventurous hill walkers across England and Wales. Becoming a BMC member not only supports their great work, but it’s also packed full of personal benefits including:

•  15% discount* in Cotswold Outdoor / Snow+Rock

•  Summit magazine four times a year

•  £15 million Combined Liability Insurance cover

•  Access to BMC Travel Insurance

•  Access to Mountain Training registration


Support the BMC,  get your membership for half price and grab your FREE limited edition BMC Buff (RRP £19.99). Don't miss out and sign up for just £21.95 today (Individual Membership usually £43.90).

Sign up for your half price membership here

Terms and conditions apply. In partnership with the British Mountaineering Council (BMC), we’re offering our Explore More members the chance to purchase a BMC membership (Individual, Family or Under 27) at a half price when purchasing via direct debit. The BMC are offering a gift with purchase of a limited-edition BMC Mountain Buff, one buff per order.


DID YOU KNOW? At 80,000 members strong, the BMC works to:

• Be a powerful voice for all climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers

• Protect our crags and mountains

• Campaign for improved access

• Promote environmental sustainability in all activities

• Provide technical and safety advice


Cotswold Outdoor / Snow+Rock are the recommended retail partners of the BMC and we have supported The Climate Project, the BMC’s environmental campaign to make a real difference to the local landscapes we love affected by the global climate crisis.


Find out more about joining the BMC.


Get BMC Travel insurance for your rock and mountain adventures abroad.

Find out about the BMC Climate Project.

Listen to the BMC Hillwalking Podcast.

Find inspirational films and climbing and walking skill videos on BMC TV.

Get all the new and latest updates from the mountain world by following the BMC on social media:


How to claim your discount:


To receive your partner discount please show your membership identification in-store or email a photo of your membership ID to to receive your online code. *Read our full T&Cs. 

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