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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Nirmal Purja climbs all 14 of the world's highest peaks in six months

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01/11/2019

The 36-year-old Nepalese mountaineer and former British Special Forces soldier summited Shishapangma (8,027m) at 08:59 on Tuesday 29 October. Beginning in April, the extraordinary mission had taken him 6 months and 7 days. Sarah Stirling has the whole story.
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Five unmissable films at Kendal Mountain Festival

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01/11/2019

Kendal Mountain Festival is just around the corner. To make sure you don’t miss the unmissable, we've put together our top five film picks.
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COMPETITIONS

BMC Youth Climbing Series 2020

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22/10/2019

The BMC Youth Climbing Series is a climbing competition for young people. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of young climbers nationwide.
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INTERNATIONAL

How will Brexit affect travel insurance?

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10/10/2019

Deal or no deal? The UK leaving the EU, with or without a deal, will change the way Brits travel to and from the UK. What does Brexit mean for our holidays? And how will it affect travel insurance? Find out more here.
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How to tick your dream sport project

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09/10/2019

How should you go about choosing a sport project and successfully repointing it? Pro climbers, mountain instructors and performance coaches offer their advice. Top tips from Steve McClure, Emma Twyford, Katy Whittaker, Neil Gresham, Matt Woodfield, Be Fuller and Sam Farnsworth.
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Climbing against repression: the Afghan women with high mountain dreams

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07/10/2019

Like most Afghan women, Hanifa Yousoufi had never been for a run or kicked a ball. She had rarely been out of the house without a male family member. Last year this same woman became the first female Afghan to climb her country’s highest peak — Noshaq (7,492m). Hanifa and a fellow female boundary-pusher, Freshta Ibrahimi, were in the UK last week, speaking at a few events before heading north to taste the Scottish flavour of climbing. Sarah Stirling interviews.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

New report recommends our national parks actively connect all parts of society

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30/09/2019

The government has published the final report of its recent Landscape review on the current health and role of our national parks and Areas Of Outstanding National Beauty. BMC Access Officer Cath Flitcroft takes an initial look at what this means for climbers and hill walkers.
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Are you ready for BMC TV Night Club?

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29/09/2019

Five years ago, we created BMC TV Breakfast Club at Kendal Mountain Festival. This disruptive little event evolved from a fringe Sunday morning session for the dedicated, to one of the hottest tickets of the weekend. Which also gave us a small problem: how do we make it even better for our 75th anniversary?
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Round up: an autumn of impressive, hard UK sends in tweets and posts

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07/11/2019

From Emma Twyford breaking the 9a barrier for British females to a 15-year-old bouldering 8B, it's been an autumn of impressive, hard ascents from Pembroke to Scotland, Dartmoor to the Gower. Here's our round-up of the biggest ticks made by Brits on UK soil this season.
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9 night walks in National Parks to see firework displays tonight

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05/11/2019

While many of the bigger Bonfire Night celebrations happened last weekend, there are plenty of smaller, more intimate affairs happening in or near the National Parks of England and Wales tonight. Here’s our round up of night walks from which you’ll be able to see fireworks.
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