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Six ways to pinpoint your location

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Six ways to pinpoint your location

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30/09/2019

Can you find north and estimate your latitude using the stars? Do you know how to find your location in order to explain it to the Mountain Rescue in an emergency? Do you know how to take a grid reference and a bearing? What communication device could you take with you when going into the hills alone, in case of an emergency outside phone reception? There's something for everyone in this skills article.
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Make your winter count

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18/09/2019

We've joined forces with our friends at Lowe Alpine to bring you #MakeWinterCount - a season of winter skills films and lectures culminating in a social media competition.
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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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Behind the scenes: training, youth and walls

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01/08/2019

Continuing our series of articles about the work of volunteer-led BMC specialist committees, we highlight the work of the Training, Youth & Walls Committee; from climbing walls to climbing mountains TYWC oversees a very diverse programme of events, publications and initiatives.
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Incident and Near Miss reporting system update: July 2019

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10/07/2019

The BMC Incident and Near Miss reporting system has now been up and running for three months, so we thought we’d take a look at the response so far and encourage anyone involved in an incident or near miss to share their experience.
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Near-miss and incident reporting system goes live

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11/04/2019

The BMC has launched an Incident and Near-miss reporting system for walkers, climbers and mountaineers in partnership with Mountaineering Scotland and Mountaineering Ireland.
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From wall to rock: 8 top tips for new outdoor climbers

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04/04/2019

Transitioning from resin to rock is a really exciting opportunity to develop yourself and improve your climbing. However, it’s not always a smooth segue into crushing the same grade outdoors! To help, we’ve put together some top tips to help you get started.
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Sport Climbing Basics

06/07/2012

A short film covering a variety of sport climbing techniques. An 80m rope is suggested as being the best length for climbers to take, but a 50m rope will suffice for most UK sport climbing.
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Lowering off from a sport climb

21/05/2012

Sometimes we need to thread the rope through a lower off if we are the last person to descend. Find out how in this video taken from the BMC DVD Rock Climbing Essentials.
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Simple Movement on Rock

02/02/2012

Before embarking upon a training regime to boost your grade, have a think about your climbing style. Moving efficiently when climbing may help more than any number of one-arm pull-ups!
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