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Climbing against repression: the Afghan women with high mountain dreams

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

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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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

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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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Changing behaviours access conference 2019

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09/10/2019

This year the BMC access conference on Thursday 14 November will look at how we can influence positive behaviour in the outdoors in order to continue to care for the places we love.
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SKILLS

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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MEDICAL

British Mountain Medicine Society Science Day 2019

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26/09/2019

The inaugural British Mountain Medicine Society's Science Day will take place on Wednesday 13th November 2019. The event will take place at the Bamford Village Institute, right in the heart of the UK's Peak District. The day will feature talks, discussions and poster presentations from researchers, young and old, on a wide range of mountain medicine topics.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

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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SKILLS

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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LATEST MOUNTAINEERING VIDEOS

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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Climbing Information Films: Birds

08/02/2013

Don't ruffle feathers by ignoring climbing restrictions this spring. The consequences could be owl-ful. Find out about latest crag access at thebmc.co.uk/rad or download our new android app at thebmc.co.uk/androidrad.
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GEAR

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Caring for equipment

23/01/2013

Taken from the BMC Rock Essentials DVD, this film explains the basic steps needed to make sure that your climbing gear such rope, harness and helmet is safe to use. It shows some useful tips on how and when to check your gear, when to retire it, and where to get more information from manufacturers. More on the Rock Essentials DVD here: thebmc.co.uk/rock-climbing-essentials-dvd?s=2
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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
Plas y Brenin
1313/10/2019West Bromwich MC coach meet – Howgill Fells (open invitation to BMC members)
Edward Street car park
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1616/10/2019Dennis Gray lecture: A History of Climbing in West Yorkshire – Hathersage
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2020/10/2019Sandstone Open Meeting
Bowles Outdoor Centre
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Hathersage Methodist Church Hall
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202/11/2019Sphagnum moss planting – Peak District
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