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New and improved: the Paraclimbing Championships

COMPETITIONS

New and improved: the Paraclimbing Championships

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15/08/2019

Paraclimbing is getting a makeover: we're pleased to announce changes to the paraclimbing national competitions for 2019. Find out what's going to happen and how to get involved.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Women

The fourth annual Women's Trad Fest took place in the sunny Peak District last weekend. It’s a festival largely aimed at beginners and learners, many of whom can already climb but want to learn trad skills in a safe, friendly environment. This year it was run as a BMC event to deliver what must be one of the bigger climbing festivals of its type to be found anywhere.
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COMPETITIONS

Shauna Coxsey wins Bronze in Boulder World Championships 2019

GB Climbing’s Shauna Coxsey claims bronze at the IFSC World Championships in Hachioji, Japan. The third-place finish puts her in a strong position for Olympic qualification which will be decided early next week.
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CYMRU

Get yourself to the BMC Gower Climbing Festival

The BMC Gower Climbing Festival 2019 is now in its 11th year, making it the longest continuously running climbing meetup in the UK. Regular attendees from all across the UK will confess to the delights of the Gower climbing, the fabulous scenery and the much-appreciated morning bacon rolls (veggie options available too!).
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Interview: Pete Dawson ticks Hubble 9a

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Interview: Pete Dawson ticks Hubble 9a

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12/08/2019

Last summer, Physics student Pete Dawson climbed his first 9a: Rainshadow at Malham Cove. He's just ticked his second: the world-famous Hubble at Raven Tor. When it was first climbed by Ben Moon in 1990, this route was considered the world's first 8c+. It is now agreed to be even harder - making it the world's first 9a. Who is Pete Dawson, how did he get so strong and does he have any tips for us?
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COMPETITIONS

GB Climbing in Hachioji: first step to Tokyo 2020

Six of our GB Climbing athletes are in Hachioji ready to see if they've got what it takes to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. This week not only marks the start of the IFSC Climbing World Championships Hachioji 2019 but also the first official Olympic Qualifying Event in the history of Sport Climbing! Find out who will be representing us and how to watch all the action here:
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

WiltonFest 2019 - Lancashire

The ever popular WiltonFest is back for its seventh year in 2019 and as always we’ve got plenty of fun stuff for everyone to get involved with.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Women in Adventure Film Competition 2020

Switch your cameras back on as the Women in Adventure Film Competition is back in action and you won't want to miss it! If you've got a story to tell, it's time to do so!
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Get live weather and conditions from Snowdon Summit

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Get live weather and conditions from Snowdon Summit

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30/07/2019

Live weather and conditions information is now available directly from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), thanks to a new innovative project from the BMC and various partners. As part of the AdventureSmart project to provide simple, clear information, to help hill walkers and mountain users make their good mountain day better, this ground-breaking project should help you plan your day and hopefully also reduce some unnecessary call outs to Mountain Rescue.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Mental wellbeing and the outdoors

Why do you climb? From getting stronger and ticking off projects to spending time with our friends, we all have our reasons. However, there is increasing evidence that activities like climbing, mountaineering and hiking are good for our minds as well as our bodies.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Inspiring the next generation: the BMC Young Alpinist

The BMC Young Alpinist's Meet 2019 was a huge success, giving a number of keen British alpinists the tools and knowledge to help prepare them for future expeditions. From technical skills to mental preparations, the meet imparted wisdom and experience that young climbers would struggle to gain from textbooks or articles. Here's what went down:
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

More to remove: BMC Hills 2 Oceans

400 litter pickers, 2000 bin bags, over 50 clean up events and the removal of lots of rubbish! That’s what the BMC’s Hills 2 Oceans Campaign has achieved so far. But the campaign is still ongoing and we want more volunteers to take part in clean up events throughout the rest of the year and across the country.
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101/08/2019Women in Adventure Film Competition Launch 2020
Outside Cafe
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303/08/2019An Evening with Jasmin Paris – Wigton
Longlands
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1111/08/2019Steppin' off the path - Navigation Workshop
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3030/08/2019BMC Gower Climbing Festival 2019
Moorlakes Wood Scout Activity Centre
3131/08/2019Wilton Fest
pin Wilton Arms Belmont 883-885 Belmont Road
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