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Tremadog Rockfall: Big changes

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Tremadog Rockfall: Big changes

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14/06/2019

The classic VS climbs, Shadrach and the Brothers at Craig Bwlch y Moch are sadly no more. As previously reported, some very loose dangerous blocks were identified on these routes. After a thorough inspection, the BMC had no option but to commission a professional rock-engineering company to remove the blocks. Further works remain to be done and the area remains unstable - keep clear until the works are completed!
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Top tips on cragging with kids

Climbing with children requires an entirely different approach. In celebration of Father's Day, a range of dads offer their advice on encouraging kids into the sport without putting them off: Mountain Guide Jon Bracey, BMC Ambassador Steve McClure, BMC CEO Dave Turnbull, Outdoor Event Consultant Matt Heason and Mountain Instructor Matt Woodfield.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

The Paraclimbing Man of Hoy

On 5 June, blind GB Paraclimbing Team member, Jesse Dufton, led every pitch of the classic East Face Route (E1 5b) on the Old Man of Hoy, placing all his own gear. Here's how he did it and a bit more about the Loughborough-based climber. This isn't Jesse's first sea stack. It's not his biggest achievement, either...
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mountain Rescue Chairman and British Mountain Guide awarded MBE

Congratulations to Mountain Rescue England and Wales Chairman Mike France and British Mountain Guide Rob Collister who have both been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
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Mental wellbeing and the outdoors

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Mental wellbeing and the outdoors

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10/06/2019

Why do you climb? From getting stronger and ticking off projects to spending time with our friends, we all have our reasons. However, there is increasing evidence that activities like climbing, mountaineering and hiking are good for our minds as well as our bodies.
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INTERNATIONAL

What is to blame? Thoughts on Everest from Ricky Munday

What is to blame? Overcrowding? Budget operators? Or maybe inexperience? Despite being barely begun, it is already the fourth deadliest season on Mount Everest as 11 climbers have perished. Ricky Munday gives us his thoughts on the potential reasons behind the high toll of lives already claimed by the world's tallest mountain.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mend Our Mountains to repair two iconic Peak District paths

Two of the most popular and heavily eroded routes in the Peak District national park are set to be repaired with the help of £175,000 from the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million fundraising appeal.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Interview: Steve McClure ticks infamous E10 Nesscliffe project

48-year-old BMC Ambassador, Steve McClure, has made the first ascent of what has become an infamous project at Nesscliffe. The route has been looked at by plenty of strong climbers, including James Pearson, Dave Birkett and James McHaffie. Steve named it GreatNess Wall and suggested a grade of E10 7a. In this interview he describes the moment when he almost took a whipper...
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Near-miss and incident reporting system goes live

SKILLS

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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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Tony Howard: Quest into the Unknown

Read the book and watch the interview from one of the old school greats. Tony Howard made the first British ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall, explored and traveled across North Africa and the Middle East while living with enigmatic Bedouin tribes, and was a pioneer in climbing equipment. Find out more here.
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COMPETITIONS

British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships 2019

Let's get pumped up! The second of our major National Championships featuring both the BLCC and BSCC is scheduled to take place at the Beacon Climbing Centre in North Wales on 21-22 September 2019. Find out what you need to do to join.
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COMPETITIONS

First CAC donation of 2019 at the Vail IFSC Boulder World Cup

The IFSC Bouldering world cup takes place this weekend in Vail, Colorado. The event will also host CAC’s first donation of 2019.
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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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404/06/2019BMC Cymru North Wales Area Meeting
Conwy Brewery
505/06/2019BMC Lakes Area Meeting
Kendal Wall
606/06/2019BMC London & South East Area Meeting & Nick Colton talk
The Old King's Head
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808/06/2019BMC / BMMS First Aid & Mountain Medicine Weekend
Hathersage
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1212/06/2019BMC Peak Area Meeting & Tim Birch talk
The Maynard
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Newcastle Climbing Centre
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1717/06/2019BMC Yorkshire Area Meeting
The Wheatley Arms
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2222/06/2019BMC Junior British Bouldering Championships
Harrowall
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2929/06/2019BMC London & SE Area hill walk & litter pick – the Chilterns
Princes Risborough rail station
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606/07/2019Cliffhanger / British Bouldering Championships
Cliffhanger Festival
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