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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

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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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Women's Trad Fest: what's this incredibly popular event all about?

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14/08/2019

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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SKILLS

Sea skills: improvising sea cliff belays

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08/08/2019

Fresh sea air, waves crashing below and adventure by the bucket load. We may not have the high mountains of the Alps, or the vast clean sweeps of granite which bless Yosemite, but here in the UK we have some of the best and most varied sea cliff climbing on the planet. Find out how to be safer and leave less litter behind when traditional climbing around our coast.
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GUIDEBOOKS

Behind the scenes: BMC guidebooks

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26/07/2019

In the first of a new series of articles, we'd like to highlight the work of BMC volunteers starting with the Guidebook Committee. Much of the BMC’s work is overseen by specialist groups made up of volunteers with relevant skills and experience, who guide the work of BMC staff. Now we'd like to take the time and look at these groups of dedicated souls one by one.
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INTERNATIONAL

Wild Welsh Adventure: BMC International Summer Climbing Meet 2019

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11/07/2019

Our International Meets are week-long gatherings of climbers from all over the world, with the aim to showcase the uniqueness of British climbing and connect climbers from across the globe. Find out a bit more about them from local hosts and international attendees below!
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Tony Howard: Quest into the Unknown

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07/06/2019

Read the book and watch the interview from one of the old school greats. Tony Howard made the first British ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall, explored and traveled across North Africa and the Middle East while living with enigmatic Bedouin tribes, and was a pioneer in climbing equipment. Find out more here.
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SKILLS

Montane BMC Alpine Adventure Tour 2019

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19/02/2019

Get ready for your alpine adventures at one of our Montane BMC Alpine Skills Lectures this May
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Nathan Phillips climbs Gecko assis 8B+

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17/12/2018

Nathan Phillips, reigning British Bouldering Champion and member of the GB Climbing Team, has just climbed Gecko assis, a classic 8B+ boulder in Rocher de Boligny, Fontainebleau. It's his second of the grade and, amazingly, Nathan reckons it wasn't even at his limit.
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INTERNATIONAL

Welsh trad climbing: join the BMC International Meet 2019

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04/12/2018

Connect with international friends, climb with like-minded people, go wild over Welsh trad: the BMC International Meet 2019 is returning to North Wales.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Introducing Connor Herson, youngest person to free the Nose, and Dad Jim

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04/12/2018

Yosemite climbing has come a long way since 1958, when the first ascent of the Nose was established over 47 days of aid-climbing. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first free ascent of the Nose – achieved by Lynn Hill in ’93 (“It goes, boys!”) – and a new record has just been set. Connor Herson has, at 15, become the youngest person to free-climb the route. According to his Dad, “Most importantly, no days of school were missed in the sending of this route!” Connor climbed it over three days starting on November 17.
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