Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock unveiled as BMC's new recommended retail partners


British climbers and hill walkers will soon benefit from an exclusive range of benefits, thanks to an exciting new partnership between the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and leading outdoor retailers Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock.

This September, Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock will become the BMC’s recommended retail partner , supporting the BMC’s vital access, conservation, safety and youth work on behalf of all climbers and hill walkers.

We welcome Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock on board as our recommended retail partner. There is a natural affinity between our members and the expert service offered by Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock, and we look forward to working closely together.
— Dave Turnbull, CEO of the British Mountaineering Council
We are delighted to formalise our long-running relationship with the BMC through this partnership. Becoming their recommended retail partner enables us to further engage with the British climbing and hill walking community, as well as supporting the fantastic work the BMC undertake to ensure continued access to the landscapes so many of us hold so dear.
— Greg Nieuwenhuys, CEO at Outdoor and Cycle Concepts, parent company of Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock

After the partnership goes live on 1st September, all 83,000 BMC members will have access to exclusive discounts on clothing and equipment at Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock. The benefits will be available online and in stores nationwide and, to celebrate the launch, will be available at an enhanced level for the whole of September.

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is the national representative body for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers in England and Wales. It has 83,000 members and is committed to promoting the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers and good practice in all activities related to these pursuits. For more information visit