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How to use GPS devices in the mountains safely

SKILLS

How to use GPS devices in the mountains safely

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20/08/2015

You may have a GPS nestling in the palm of your hand when you read this - but can you use it in the hills and mountains? Chris Townsend takes us through how to use GPS in the outdoors safely, whether on a standalone device or your phone.
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COMPETITIONS

Perfect gold for Shauna Coxsey in Munich

In the scorching final round of the IFSC Boulder World Cup, Shauna Coxsey blasted her way to gold: flashing every problem in the final and finishing overall second in the world this season. Liam Lonsdale reports.
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INTERNATIONAL

Nepal trekking: back in action?

It’s been three months since Nepal was rocked by devastating earthquakes. As the autumn trekking season approaches, what’s the situation on the ground? Richard Goodey from Lost Earth Adventures gives his opinion on Nepal’s better known trekking areas.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Take care around cows: warning for walkers

Each year there are reports of people who have been attacked, or even trampled to death, by cows whilst out walking or approaching crags. BMC member Simon Coldrick was badly injured after a cow attacked him as he led a fell race on the edge of Sheffield.
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IFSC World Youth Championships - Arco, Italy starts this weekend

COMPETITIONS

IFSC World Youth Championships - Arco, Italy starts this weekend

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27/08/2015

The 2015 IFSC World Youth Chaompionship are being held in the climbing mecca of Arco, Italy and for the first time are hosting all three competition climbing disciplines - Lead, Speed and Bouldering.
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COMPETITIONS

First ever National University Lead Climbing Competition

The first ever National University Lead Climbing Competition will take place on Wednesday 25 November 2015 at Awesome Walls Sheffield.
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MEDICAL

Volunteers needed to get pumped in the name of science

How does climbing affect blood lactate concentration, and what is its effect on climbing performance? A study aims to find out, and is looking for willing guinea pigs.
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INTERNATIONAL

Andreas Steindl runs five 4000m peaks from Zermatt to Saas Fee in 07h45

Swiss alpinist Andreas Steindl (26) has ticked off a very impressive speed crossing. He ran 30.66km from Zermatt to Saas Fee across five 4000m peaks (including the Dom, the highest mountain lying entirely in Switzerland) on pathless terrain, glaciers and exposed ridges in 7 hours, 45 minutes and 44 seconds.
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Great climbing and good company guaranteed at Gower gathering

LOCAL AREAS

Great climbing and good company guaranteed at Gower gathering

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21/08/2015

Join us at the annual BMC Gower Climbing Festival for a weekend of great climbing and good company on the wild and beautiful Gower peninsula in south Wales on 11-13 September.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Free child protection training in Poole

The next BMC Safeguarding and Protecting Children training course is 6pm on Sunday 27 September at The Project Climbing Centre in Poole, Dorset.
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SKILLS

Emergency procedures for hill walking

If things go wrong in the mountains, what do you do? Chris Townsend explains the procedures you need to know but hope never to use.
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COMPETITIONS

BMC Paraclimbing Series 2015 - Entries Now Open

The BMC Paraclimbing Series is organised by the BMC, MCofS, Link4life, OnThisRoc, Manchester Climbing Centre, Newcastle Climbing Centre, Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and the Castle Climbing Centre, London.
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