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Access conference: Changing behaviours requires inspiration, dialogue and trust

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Access conference: Changing behaviours requires inspiration, dialogue and trust

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04/12/2019

Be better as a community of outdoor representatives to share good practice messages. This was one of the key messages from the BMC conference on Changing Behaviours.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Interview: Buster Martin, second Brit to climb 9a+

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28/11/2019

On November 17th, Buster Martin became the second Brit to climb a confirmed 9a+. The route was the 15m First Ley in Margalef, Catalonia, a Chris Sharma route. We find out more about him, and what's next.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Remembering Andy Pollitt

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19/11/2019

Andy Pollitt, pioneering rock star who put up some of the hardest British routes of the 80s and 90s, died from a stroke a week ago. Sarah Stirling speaks to his childhood friend, Jerry Moffatt, and gathers some brilliant stories from Andy's climbing life. There will be a memorial service on Sunday December 1 in Sheffield. Jerry Moffatt told us: "All welcome. It's going to be a great event for climbers to get together."
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Outdoor sport climbing days for young people

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05/12/2019

This is a one day outdoor sport climbing course for 11-17 year olds who are confidently leading on indoor climbing walls. As well as being a fun day out climbing the course will cover key safety skills for both the participant and the parent. For more information about climbing outdoors read the parents guide by clicking the link below:
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Outdoor trad climbing days for young people

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05/12/2019

This is a one day outdoor trad climbing course for 11-17 year olds who are confidently leading on indoor climbing walls. As well as being a fun day out climbing the course will cover key safety skills for both the participant and the parent. This type of climbing is what is predominantly practiced on British crags. For more information for parents about climbing read the Parents guide to climbing by clicking the link below:
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Hazel Findlay climbs Magic Line, her hardest and most beautiful route yet

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26/11/2019

Within just six weeks, Hazel Findlay has successfully headpointed Magic Line 5.14c R in Yosemite Valley, a 35m crack which she describes as the 'hardest and most beautiful line' she has tried and equivalent to 'E10 for sure'. It can be hard to directly translate top-end American grades, but this is an 8c trad route. Hazel added, "To give you an idea of how hard this route was for me, the lower boulder crux is the hardest boulder problem I’ve ever done."
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to Make an Outdoor Film Part 1: Filming

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21/11/2019

Feeling inspired by Kendal Mountain Film Festival and the Brit Rock Film Tour but not sure where to start? In this two-part series, award-winning outdoor filmmakers Alastair Lee and Natasha Brooks offer their top tips.
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Mina Leslie-Wujastyk: Rocklands 2013

25/09/2013

In the summer of 2013 Mina Leslie-Wujastyk spent six weeks in Rocklands, South Africa. Over the coming weeks BMC TV will release four short films showing some of her accomplishments whilst there. From highballs to lowballs, crimps to slopers, tech to burl, follow Mina on her journey to battle frustration and reap the rewards in one of the most beautiful, picturesque climbing areas in the world. This trailer will whet your appetite for what's to come!
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GEAR

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Deadly quickdraws

25/07/2013

Avoid dangerous quickdraw combinations using open slings and rubber keepers. This video highlights the issues, read the full article here: http://www.thebmc.co.uk/deadly-quickdraws-open-sling-rubber-band-accident?s=2
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

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One dog and his man

22/05/2013

While dogs might make us think about waggy tails and man’s best friend, some pooches can wreak havoc in the countryside both for natural inhabitants and other climbers. Let this film remind you of the need to make sure your dog is behaving himself. Good boy!
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2626/11/2019BMC Cymru South Wales Area Meeting & Area AGM
Up and Under
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The Norfolk Arms
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Newcastle Climbing Centre
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