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BMC Outdoor Survey 2015: what did you do this weekend?

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC Outdoor Survey 2015: what did you do this weekend?

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03/08/2015

What did you get up to this weekend? Complete our 5-minute survey to tell us about your weekend of climbing and walking and be in with a chance of winning a set of BMC guidebooks, maps and a t-shirt.
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INTERNATIONAL

Leo Houlding and team succeed on Mirror Wall in Greenland

Despite challenging conditions including illness, crevasse falls, storms and plundering polar bears, Leo Houlding and a small team of Brits have climbed a new line on an epic 1,200m granite big wall in Arctic Greenland. Leo described Mirror Wall as: "A beautiful tombstone of glass-smooth granite, taller than El Capitan’s Dawn Wall and set in this pristine but harsh Arctic wilderness."
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Have your say on improved access to Wales

The Welsh government has recently started a consultation on improving opportunities to access the outdoors of Wales for responsible recreation. The BMC, along with other recreational bodies, welcomes this review and sees this as a great opportunity for outdoor users to tell government what they want out of this review.
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GEAR

Revealed: the future of your climbing gear 2016

What will your climbing gear look like next year? Sarah Stirling reveals her top climbing products that will reinvent you as a lightweight, stylish climbing machine in 2016.
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Early season Greenland success for British team

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Early season Greenland success for British team

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04/08/2015

A primarily British expedition comprising Greenland veterans Geoff Bonney and Jim and Sandy Gregson, together with Roger Gott, Richard Toon, and Ingrid Baber, a German currently living in Scotland, has made a raft of first ascents amongst the snowy mountains of North Liverpool Land.
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SKILLS

How to scramble: the Cuillin Ridge

Skye’s Cuillin Ridge is the Holy Grail of British scrambling. Are you ready for the challenge?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Northumberland cleaners set sights on Peel Crag

Three clean-ups at Crag Lough have brought many routes back into condition and the Northumberland crag is once again being enjoyed to the full. So this year, the focus is shifting to nearby Peel Crag for the annual crag restoration festival. Come and lend a hand on Saturday 5 September.
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LOCAL AREAS

Upcoming BMC area meeting dates

Come along to the next meeting in your area, to discuss the latest issues and get involved in the work of the BMC.
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Griffith and Houseman climb Link Sar West in the Karakoram

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Griffith and Houseman climb Link Sar West in the Karakoram

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30/07/2015

Jon Griffith and Andy Houseman have recently returned from Pakistan, having made the first ascent of Link Sar West, a subsidiary top of Link Sar with an altitude of just under 7,000m.
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GEAR

Blue Ice Choucas harness advice

A user of a Blue Ice Choucas harness has reported a possible issue with the buckle releasing unintentionally. Investigation by the manufacturer is ongoing at the time of this post.
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COMPETITIONS

Aidan Roberts becomes Britain’s first European junior champion

The GB Junior Bouldering Team has just returned with an outstanding set of results from the European Championships in L'Argentiere La Bessee in France, capped by a winning performance from Aidan Roberts. Team manager and coach Tom Greenall reports.
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SKILLS

Get into via ferrata: the moves

You’ve got the right gear and a bit of background knowledge – but how do you actually go about tackling via ferrata? In this, the third and final article in our series, Ian Fenton and Dan Middleton offer up their top tips.
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