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How to tick your dream sport project

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How to tick your dream sport project

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09/10/2019

How should you go about choosing a sport project and successfully repointing it? Pro climbers, mountain instructors and performance coaches offer their advice. Top tips from Steve McClure, Emma Twyford, Katy Whittaker, Neil Gresham, Matt Woodfield, Be Fuller and Sam Farnsworth.
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Climbing against repression: the Afghan women with high mountain dreams

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07/10/2019

Like most Afghan women, Hanifa Yousoufi had never been for a run or kicked a ball. She had rarely been out of the house without a male family member. Last year this same woman became the first female Afghan to climb her country’s highest peak — Noshaq (7,492m). Hanifa and a fellow female boundary-pusher, Freshta Ibrahimi, were in the UK last week, speaking at a few events before heading north to taste the Scottish flavour of climbing. Sarah Stirling interviews.
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Are you ready for BMC TV Night Club?

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29/09/2019

Five years ago, we created BMC TV Breakfast Club at Kendal Mountain Festival. This disruptive little event evolved from a fringe Sunday morning session for the dedicated, to one of the hottest tickets of the weekend. Which also gave us a small problem: how do we make it even better for our 75th anniversary?
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Women Rock Tour: coming to a wall near you!

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24/09/2019

From daring to wear trousers in the mountains to knocking on 9a, the story of British female climbers is one of rebels and disrupters, trailblazers and game-changers. And now the stories of these women who rock are headed off on tour and may be coming to a climbing centre near you!
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12 bouldering mistakes you won't want to make

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16/09/2019

Learn these twelve bouldering commandments off by rote and you'll be on your way to bouldering heaven this autumn. Includes tips from Tom Greenall, Imogen Horrocks, Jim Pope, Tom Bunn and BMC readers.
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Photo story: adventure on Baffin Island

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25/09/2019

This summer, Jacob Cook and his wife Bronwyn Hodgins, along with friends Thor Stewart and Zack Goldberg-Poch, spent 35 days in Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island, where they established first ascents, repeated some long, existing routes and gave something special back to the local Inuit children: a climbing lesson.
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Emma Twyford becomes first British woman to break 9a barrier

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19/09/2019

Emma Twyford has just made history, by becoming the first British woman to break the 9a barrier with her ascent of The Big Bang at Lower Pen Trywn. Sarah Stirling caught up with Emma who went straight back to work routesetting for the BMC British Lead Climbing Championships yesterday - with a bit of a prosecco hangover.
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04/10/2011

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Alex Messenger's portfolio

09/06/2011

A selection of pics from Alex Messenger, the editor of Summit magazine.
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404/10/2019IFSC European Climbing Championships 2019
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
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808/10/2019Lecture: How to keep going until the wheels drop off…and beyond – Stockport
Heaton Moor Sports Club
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1212/10/2019BMC Student Safety Seminar 2019
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Edward Street car park
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2020/10/2019Sandstone Open Meeting
Bowles Outdoor Centre
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Hathersage Methodist Church Hall
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