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How to tick your dream sport project

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

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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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Climbing against repression: the Afghan women with high mountain dreams

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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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

New report recommends our national parks actively connect all parts of society

The government has published the final report of its recent Landscape review on the current health and role of our national parks and Areas Of Outstanding National Beauty. BMC Access Officer Cath Flitcroft takes an initial look at what this means for climbers and hill walkers.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Are you ready for BMC TV Night Club?

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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Gold and Bronze success for GB Climbers at the European Youth Bouldering Championships

COMPETITIONS

Gold and Bronze success for GB Climbers at the European Youth Bouldering Championships

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27/09/2019

There's a new European Youth Champion and his name is Toby Roberts!
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Women Rock Tour: coming to a wall near you!

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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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

12 bouldering mistakes you won

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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BMC ORGANISATION

BMC Board of Directors: September 2019 meeting summary

A scheduled meeting of the Board was held on 25 September (11:00 until 17:30), with some matters needing to be referred to a subsequent phone meeting. All twelve directors were present at the meeting.
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How will Brexit affect travel insurance?

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

How will Brexit affect travel insurance?

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10/10/2019

Deal or no deal? The UK leaving the EU, with or without a deal, will change the way Brits travel to and from the UK. What does Brexit mean for our holidays? And how will it affect travel insurance? Find out more here.
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INTERNATIONAL

Scottish International Winter Meet 2020

Calling all winter warriors! The Scottish International Winter Climbing Meet is back for 2020 and host applications are now open.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Changing behaviours access conference 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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GEAR

Behind the scenes: equipment

Continuing our series of articles about the work of volunteer-led BMC specialist committees, we highlight the work of the Technical Committee, which works with manufacturers and other partners to provide unbiased advice on safety equipment for climbing and mountaineering.
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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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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
Outside
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2020/10/2019Sandstone Open Meeting
Bowles Outdoor Centre
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