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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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Lancashire Rock, in stock and two smoking barrels

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29/08/2016

This season’s hottest news for climbers in the north-west is the release of the latest BMC definitive guidebook, Lancashire Rock. This new volume to all the routes in the Red Rose county shines its light into the deepest quarries, most esoteric edges and highest moors to give local climbers a galaxy of stars and a lifetime of pump. Prepare to be amazed.
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Take that, world - Wired guidebook scoops international award

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20/10/2015

In the world of mountain literature, one award stands head and shoulders over all the others in terms of status and glory. The Banff Mountain Book Competition Awards, based in Canada, have long been held as the gold standard seal of approval; the Olympics, the Oscars, the Mount Everest of climbing. A victory here is a proud nod towards anyone’s work.
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British and Irish Climbing guidebooks – The 2013 Supplement

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12/06/2014

Such is the way with recording history – as soon as you do it it’s out of date. Alan Moss’ recent, exhaustive catalogue, British and Irish Climbing Guidebooks 1894 to 2011 – A Collector’s Guide, was an exhaustive directory to the state of play of over a century of guidebooks. Since its recent publication, it will come as no surprise to hear that the light it shone on the subject has shown up some anomalies.
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Guidebook collecting gets its bible

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05/12/2012

Guidebook collectors are an obsessive breed. They prowl around second-hand bookshops and websites, hunting down that rare edition or previously unknown pamphlet like a lion with a gazelle in its sights. Stumbling across a rare edition means one step closer to completing their collection.
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How the BMC produces guidebooks

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19/12/2010

The BMC’s involvement in guidebooks has a long tradition stretching back over 40 years and the role of these guides is important today as it has always been.
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Guidebook support downloads explained

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26/11/2009

With new BMC guidebooks filling up with features, routes and fun, our beloved little volumes are starting to bulge at the seams. Is there such a thing as too much quality?
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Full house for Stanage guidebook launch

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11/06/2007

The new BMC Stanage guidebook got its official unveiling on Friday evening in Sheffield to a packed house of people who have been connected with Stanage and the Stanage guidebook over the years. Everyone was delighted with the new guidebook, saying it may even be the best yet.
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Guidebook News

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18/04/2002

Check out the re-print of the classic BMC guidebook On Peak Rock. With the summer weather finally arriving (as much as it ever does), there’s no better time to get yourself a copy of this selected guide to the very best the Peak has to offer.
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Guidebooks - the future

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07/03/2002

As Confucious might have said - if you want to start an argument amongst climbers, simply mention bolts, Park & Ride or guidebooks then leave them to it. But what does the future of guidebooks hold for climbers? Summit asks three people who should have a better idea than most - Dave Turnbull (BMC Chief Officer), Alan James (Rockfax), and Niall Grimes (BMC Guidebook Co-ordinator).
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