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INTERNATIONAL

Behind the scenes: international mountaineering

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08/08/2019

Continuing our look at the work of BMC volunteers supporting our specialist committees. Whether showcasing British climbing to visitors from around the world, supporting British mountaineers on overseas expeditions, lobbying foreign governments, or navigating the complex paths of global climbing and mountaineering politics, the International Committee is involved in all aspects of mountaineering where there is an international dimension.
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INTERNATIONAL

Latok I, Lunag Ri, Lupghar Sar West ascents awarded with Piolets d'Or 2019

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01/08/2019

Three innovative ascents have been honoured by being awarded the Piolets d'Or 2019 including the ascent of the Latok I north ridge made by the British/Slovenian team of Tom Livingstone, Aleš Česen and Luka Stražar. The other two awards have been given posthumously to bold solo ascents: David Lama's ascent of Lunag Ri and Hansjörg Auer's ascent of Luphgar Sar West.
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INTERNATIONAL

What is to blame? Thoughts on Everest from Ricky Munday

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05/06/2019

What is to blame? Overcrowding? Budget operators? Or maybe inexperience? Despite being barely begun, it is already the fourth deadliest season on Mount Everest as 11 climbers have perished. Ricky Munday gives us his thoughts on the potential reasons behind the high toll of lives already claimed by the world's tallest mountain.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Climbers missing on Nanda Devi East, Garhwal Himalaya

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04/06/2019

Eight climbers, including the British Mountain Guide, Martin Moran, are missing in the Himalayas. They had been attempting to climb Nanda Devi East, the second highest peak in India after Kangchenjunga.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Winter returns this weekend warns Mountaineering Scotland

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28/02/2019

Weekend forecasts show snow is set to return in the mountains, with freezing levels dropping to as low as 800m in the Scottish Highlands and 600m in the Lake District over the weekend, according to the Met Office.
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COMPETITIONS

The final results of the GB Paraclimbing Series 2018

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14/12/2018

Full of grins, gurns, and a whole load of psyched athletes, the Paraclimbing series returned in 2018 with four rounds across the country. Here's how it all went.
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COMPETITIONS

Be your best: in the Paraclimbing Series 2018

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13/09/2018

Open to all aspiring paraclimbers, the BMC and Climb Scotland Paraclimbing Series is a friendly competition aimed at giving people an authentic competitive experience. This series is organised by the BMC and Mountaineering Scotland.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Loretto pupils step out for Mend Our Mountains

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29/08/2018

Pupils from Loretto School in East Lothian, Scotland, will be donning their boots next week to raise funds for the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million appeal to look after the country’s upland foot paths.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Al Rouse: mountaineering legend remembered

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26/06/2018

The Friends of The Breck have paid homage to the legendary mountaineer Al Rouse – the first British man to summit K2 – with the creation of a memorial garden and the unveiling of a Heritage Blue Plaque.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What are your concerns, hopes and priorities for Scotland's hills and crags?

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07/11/2017

Mountaineering Scotland is seeking the views of BMC members on Scottish mountain landscape, conservation and access matters: what are your concerns, hopes and priorities for Scotland's hills and crags? Take the online survey to help safeguard these cherished landscapes.
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