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Nicky Spinks becomes the first person to run a Double Paddy Buckley Round

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Nicky Spinks becomes the first person to run a Double Paddy Buckley Round

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20/05/2019

Can you imagine running 61 miles over 47 of Wales' toughest mountains and then turning around and running back again? That's just what 51-year-old beef farmer, Nicky Spinks, did last weekend. The run completes a trilogy: the breast cancer survivor is the first person to have completed double rounds of all three of the British 24-hour mountain running challenges: she ran a double Charlie Ramsay Round in July 2018 and a double Bob Graham in 2016.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Finlay Wild Breaks Records for Welsh 3000ers and Snowdon Horseshoe

This week Finlay Wild set a new record for the Welsh 3000ers - a record that hadn't been broken in 31 years. His time? 4:10:48. The previous record (4:19) was set by under-the-radar fell running hero, Colin Donnelly, in 1988. On the same trip Finlay also set a new record for the Snowdon Horseshoe - avoiding the queues by getting up at the crack of dawn and charging round in 1:20:16 armed with just a gel and a windshirt.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Work begins on Ben Vane after Mend Our Mountains hits £100,000 Scotland target

Path repairers have already got stuck in to the work of repairing one of Scotland's most popular Munros after Mend Our Mountains succeeded in raising £100,000 for two projects north of the border.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Labour of love: what it takes to be a mountain path repairer

Commuting with crampons, hard outdoor labour, and spending 120 hours a week with your colleagues - we speak to a mountain path repairer to find out more about the highs and lows involved in this vital job.
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Shorn Cliff: are squirrels nibbling the belays?

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Shorn Cliff: are squirrels nibbling the belays?

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09/05/2019

We've received reports of what appears to be rodent damage to rope slings which form part of the belay and abseil anchors for several routes at Shorn Cliff in the Wye Valley, Gloucestershire.
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SKILLS

Near-miss and incident reporting system goes live

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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MEDICAL

BMC/BMMS Mountain Medicine weekend 2019

Join top doctors for a weekend of UK and high altitude first aid in Hathersage this June.
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INTERNATIONAL

Join the BMC Young Alpinists Alpine Meet 2019

Are you a keen and confident young alpinist? Well an awesome opportunity for you has arrived. Get signed up to the upcoming BMC Young Alpinists Alpine Meet 2019 to travel and climb in the beautiful Valais region of Switzerland.
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GB Youth Development Squad Training Weekend at Plas y Brenin

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GB Youth Development Squad Training Weekend at Plas y Brenin

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20/05/2019

Storm Hannah couldn’t dampen the spirits of the GB Youth Development squad, as a group of our young athletes embarked on their final training meeting of the year before the excitement of the summer 2019 IFSC international competition season!
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CLUBS

Get skilled up with the BMC on a club member training course

Are you a BMC club member wanting to learn new skills? Come along to one of our safety training courses to learn about outdoor first aid or improvised rescue for climbers.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Tremadog warning:loose rock

BMC has been warned of a very large unstable and dangerous block on the route Shadrach at Craig Bwlch y Moch, Tremadog. It is strongly advised that the routes Shadrach and Brothers are not climbed.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

RIP Edwin Drummond 1945 - 2019

Edwin Drummond, one of the greatest characters ever to grace the British climbing scene, died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and bowel cancer on the 23rd of April. He combined philosophy, talent and a greatly individual approach to leave an immense physical and literary legacy that includes the classic climb A Dream of White Horses.
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