Mend Our Mountains - UK wide

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Not sure which project to support? Donate here. Help us raise £100,000 for urgent path repair work on some of Britain's most iconic peaks.

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We did it
On 16th May 2016 we successfully raised £36,490 with 765 supporters in 56 days

New stretch target


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Campaign Backers

Your mountains need you. Help us raise £100,000 for urgent path repair work on some of Britain's most iconic peaks.

Our hills and mountains might look timeless and invulnerable. But they’re more fragile than we realise.

More people than ever experiencing the freedom and joy of the outdoors is good news. But it has an impact on the landscape.

 

The problem

Over time, the steady pounding of feet can blight the mountains, causing erosion scars that harm the local ecology and ruin people’s enjoyment. In popular places like the Lake District, some of these scars have grown to up to 30 metres, motorways of damage as wide as the M1.

Regular maintenance is needed to cope with this problem and sustainably support the hills and mountains, but it costs a lot of money.

Booming visitor numbers, shrinking budgets, and the extensive damage of recent flooding means that many national park authorities are struggling to keep up. 

 

The solution

That's why through Mend Our Mountains we aim to raise at least £100,000 for mountain path repair projects on some of Britain's most iconic peaks, including the respective highest mountains of England and Wales, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

This campaign is backed by renowned mountaineers Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott CBE, as well as TV presenter Julia Bradbury.

We're working with eight national park authorities, who will be responsible for carrying out the repairs we raise money for.

 

Eight parks, eight projects

Through this page you can donate to the overall campaign. The total we raise here will be split evenly between the eight individual projects

But each project also has its own crowdfunding page, so you can choose to donate to a specific project if you prefer. See all of them here.

The full list of projects is:

  • Lake District: Brown Tongue Route, Scafell Pike

  • Snowdonia: Watkin Path, Snowdon

  • Yorkshire Dales: Swine Tail, Ingleborough

  • Peak District: Ringing Roger, Kinder Scout

  • Brecon Beacons: Neuadd path, Brecon Beacons Horseshoe

  • Dartmoor: High Moor

  • Exmoor: Long Chains Combe

  • North York Moors: Lyke Wake Walk

Without your support many of the projects featured in this campaign will simply not go ahead.

 

Incredible rewards

But we believe that by calling on the spirit of community and harnessing the great British passion for the hills and mountains we can hit our target and make a real difference. 

There are some incredible rewards up for grabs, ranging from download offers, discounts and T-shirts to days out with Chris Bonington, skills training with top instructors and even a helicopter ride.

If the reward you want has been sold, don't worry - we will be adding more rewards over the two months this campaign will be running for, so keep checking back. 

 

Come together

To make this campaign a success, everyone who loves the outdoors needs to come together.

From day walkers to diehard climbers, from social animals to solitary wanderers, from runners to mountain bikers, from charity challengers to winter warriors, we all have a responsibility help to look after the places we care about. 

If the same number of people who walked up Snowdon in a year gave just 20p, we would hit our target.

Your mountains need you. Will you help? 

Mend Our Mountains has been developed by the BMC in conjunction with the BMC Access and Conservation Trust and funds will be channeled through it. It has been generously backed by Cotswold OutdoorAlpkit and Steep Edge and a number of other sponsors.

Rewards will be continually added to projects over the two month course of this campaign - keep an eye on the BMC's Twitter Feed for updates and announcements. 

Rewards supported by:

 

Why support Mend Our Mountains?

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Thank you email + 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor

£10 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£10 Reward

High Energy Blueberry Burst Tent Meal (the bigger 800kcal size)

£15 or more

£15 Reward

50% off voucher for Tent Meals https://tentmeals.co.uk/

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Limited edition BMC T-shirt designed by artists Tessa Lyons reading 'Choose your own path'. More info here: www.thebmc.co.uk/Limited-edition-bmc-tshirts-choose-your-own-path-and-help-to-mend-it-too

£20 or more

£20 Reward

15% Cotswold Outdoor discount (6 months) + 50% Steep Edge adventure films discount (6 months)

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£35 or more

£35 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£35 or more

£35 Reward

Great value discounted BMC membership (for non-members) + Desktop background by mountain artist Tessa Lyons + 15% Cotswold Outdoor discount (6 months) + 50% Steep Edge adventure films discount (6 months)

£35 or more

6 of 6 claimed

£35 Reward

BMC Hill Walking Essentials DVD + desktop background by mountain artist Tessa Lyons + 15% Cotswold Outdoor discount (6 months) + 50% Steep Edge adventure films discount (6 months)

£35 or more

6 of 6 claimed

£35 Reward

BMC Rock Climbing Essentials DVD + desktop background by mountain artist Tessa Lyons + 15% Cotswold Outdoor discount (6 months) + 50% Steep Edge adventure films discount (6 months)

£35 or more

6 of 6 claimed

£35 Reward

BMC Winter Essentials DVD + desktop background by mountain artist Tessa Lyons + 15% Cotswold Outdoor discount (6 months) + 50% Steep Edge adventure films discount (6 months)

£35 or more

6 of 6 claimed

£35 Reward

BMC Climbing Wall Essentials DVD + BMC Winter Essentials DVD + desktop background by mountain artist Tessa Lyons + 15% Cotswold Outdoor discount (6 months) + 50% Steep Edge adventure films discount (6 months)

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£35 Reward

50% off vouchers for a DMM Cirque walking axe

£50 or more

£50 Reward

MOM T-shirt + Invitation to celebration event + Great value discounted BMC membership (for non-members) + Desktop background by mountain artist Tessa Lyons + 15% Cotswold Outdoor discount (6 months) + 50% Steep Edge adventure films discount (6 months)

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

Two standard tickets to the sold out premiere of Terry Abraham’s film ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£50 or more

6 of 6 claimed

£50 Reward

A Thornbridge Brewery T-shirt (Jaipur Ale or collage, large size only) and a tour for 2x adults of their brewery in the Peak District. www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

A variety case of 12 beers from Thornbridge Brewery: http://www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/

£60 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£60 Reward

Year's subscription to hillwalking magazine The Great Outdoors, , delivered to your door.

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£60 Reward

50% off voucher for a full DMM nut set (full set of wallnuts, torque nuts and alloy offset nuts)

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£60 Reward

50% off voucher for a full DMM nut set (full set of wallnuts, torque nuts and alloy offset nuts)

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£70 Reward

50% off voucher for a DMM Highball bouldering pad

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£70 Reward

50% off voucher for a DMM Dragon cam set sizes 2-4

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

£100 voucher for quality outdoor shop George Fisher in Keswick

£100 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£100 Reward

A place on a filming and photography day with filmmaker Terry Abraham in the Lake District

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£125 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£125 Reward

Two VIP Tickets to the sold out premiere of ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’, with two signed DVDs of the film

£155 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£155 Reward

50% off voucher for a pair of DMM Apex ice axes

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£200 Reward

A day of navigation skills training with provider Rockriver in choice of either Snowdonia or the Peak District, for up to 6 people on a mutually convenient date. www.rockriver.co.uk.

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£200 Reward

Star in an episode of Walks Around Britain, Britain's leading online walking video series. The walk will visit Ingleborough's Swine Tail, part of the MOM campaign, for up to three people, on a mutually convenient date. www.walksaroundbritain.co.uk.

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£250 Reward

Join David Rutley MP in the historic Pugin Room in the Palace of Westminster for tea and scones. For two people.

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

Day out with Chris Townsend in the Cairngorms. For a maximum of three people on a mutually convenient date.

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£250 Reward

Trad Climbing masterclass with top climber James McHaffie in Snowdonia. For a maximum of two people on a mutually convenient date.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£300 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£300 Reward

Sport Climbing masterclass with top climber Steve McClure in the Peak District. For a maximum of two people on a mutually convenient date.

£300 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£300 Reward

A place for two on an introductory rock climbing course in the Peak District with top skills provider Peak Mountaineering. Info and dates here: http://www.peakmountaineering.com/courses/rock-climbing/introductory-rock-climbing/

£350 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£350 Reward

A place for two on a two day Winter Skills course in Scotland with top skills provider Peak Mountaineering. Info and dates here: http://www.peakmountaineering.com/courses/winter-courses/winter-hill-skills-2-day/winter-skills-2-day-course-details/

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£500 Reward

Day in the hills with The Great Outdoors magazine's hillwalking comedian Ed Byrne, in an area of your choice.

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£500 Reward

Star in Trail magazine! Day out for two people with a Trail journalist and photographer which will appear as a future feature.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£1,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£1,000 Reward

The biggie! A walk with Sir Chris Bonington CBE followed by a pub lunch. For a maximum of six people on March 30, 31 or April 1 in Borrowdale, Lake District

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£1,750 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1,750 Reward

A season of mentored coaching for you and your climbing partner at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Centre in Snowdonia. Aimed at climbers with some outdoor experience, this fantastic opportunity allows you to enjoy the benefits of highly focused ongoing coaching and long term mentoring from the Plas y Brenin instructional team. You and a friend will develop your technique and build your confidence over three separate weekends of coaching with one of our top coaches. Sharing a comfortable en-suite bedroom, on each weekend you'll enjoy the complete residential experience including all your meals and access to any equipment you need from our equipment stores. With input on all areas of your climbing including technique, training and psychological approach, the three weekends will be scheduled according to your availability with the aim of spreading them throughout the season. This approach will allow time for you to work on the areas and specific goals detailed in your personalised action plan between coaching sessions. Between weekends you'll also enjoy constant access to advice and feedback from our coaches on your plans and your progress.

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