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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Interview: Damian Hall AKA 'Ultra Damo' completes FKT hat-trick

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26/10/2020

Damian Hall has just completed a hat trick of record-breaking trail running rounds. During 2020, he has set new Fastest Known Times (FKTs) for Snowdonia's Paddy Buckley round in winter (January), the Pennine Way (July) and the South Wales Traverse in the Brecon Beacons (October). In this interview Damian tells his story and explains what FKTs are all about.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

We need your help to Save Outdoor Centres

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16/10/2020

We need your help to Save Outdoor Centres. Did you know that the UK stands to lose over half of its outdoor education centres permanently if immediate Government action is not taken?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

How do the new local tiers affect hill walking, climbing and mountaineering?

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29/10/2020

In response to the new ‘Local COVID alert levels’ announced by Government on Monday 12 October, our access team has summarised the most recent guidance relevant for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers.
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CLUBS

Clubs, Huts, Meets and current Covid-19 Restrictions

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21/10/2020

With government rules, regulations and guidance changing regularly it can be difficult for clubs to keep up with what they are allowed to do. This article summarises the BMC’s understanding of the constraints on club meets and access to huts, based on information available at the date of publication. Please remember to check for local changes that may affect your club.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Coronavirus update – new rule of 6

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06/10/2020

In response to the new ‘rule of six’ announced by Government on Monday 14 September, the BMC has summarised the most recent guidance and will try to keep this updated as soon as new information or changes are made available.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Take care around cows: warning for walkers

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28/09/2020

Each year there are reports of people who have been attacked, or even trampled to death, by cows whilst out walking or approaching crags. In 2014, BMC member Simon Coldrick was badly injured after a cow attacked him as he led a fell race on the edge of Sheffield.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The grass isn’t greener for everyone: why access to green space matters

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17/09/2020

The Ramblers have launched new research outlining how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our attitude to nature and walking. Their new campaign has been created to ensure that everyone, everywhere has good access to high quality green space.
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CLUBS

Student Club Officers Handbook, Renewing club members

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11/09/2020

Student club affiliation with the BMC runs in tandem to the academic year – 1st October to 30th September. This means that on 1st October each year the annual renewal for your club and its members becomes due. From 1st October you will be able to log-in to Membership Services Online (MSO) and start submitting your membership records.
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CLUBS

Covid19 and restarting club meets

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10/09/2020

This guidance is to help clubs to restart meets while adhering to the new government regulations.
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CLUBS

Advice for graduating students

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08/09/2020

With graduation and the transition to life after university now a reality for many student climbers, we wanted to share some advice on pursuing climbing and mountaineering outside of the world of student clubs.
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