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Earthquake triggers avalanche on Everest

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Earthquake triggers avalanche on Everest

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25/04/2015

A powerful earthquake has struck Nepal, triggering an avalanche on Everest.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The Pennine Way: Finding Jerusalem among England

Our pre-eminent long-distance trail is 50 years old today – but it represents more than just a long walk. Carey Davies reflects on the radical origins of the Pennine Way.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

50 things you (probably) didn

Britain’s very first National Trail celebrates its 50th birthday tomorrow. Here’s everything you need to know about this pioneering path…
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INTERNATIONAL

Pete Graham and Ben Silvestre: how to climb a new route in Alaska

Brits Pete Graham and Ben Silvestre have climbed a new route on the east face of Jezebel, in the relatively unexplored east part of the Revelations Range at the south west end of the Alaska Range. Jezebel west summit 9650' has been climbed twice before, but the east summit 9450' and the east face were unclimbed.
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You're invited: BMC annual gathering in North Wales

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You're invited: BMC annual gathering in North Wales

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18/03/2015

Join us at Plas y Brenin in North Wales for the BMC's annual weekend AGM gathering (24-26 April). The actual AGM takes place at 10.30 on Saturday 25 April 2015 followed by a programme of informal events and opportunities to get out to walk, climb and socialise with other BMC members.
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Sir Chris Bonington: winning a Piolet d

Having just picked up the prestigious Piolet d'Or lifetime achievement award, BMC Patron Sir Chris Bonington tells us why the award is so special, offers advice on making a career out of climbing and reveals what climbs he's got his eye on next.
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INTERNATIONAL

Spanish make valiant attempt on the West Face of the Dru

Spanish climbers Josep Maria Esquirol and David Palmada made a spirited attempt to climb the centre of the rock scar on the west face of the Petit Dru, more or less along the line formerly taken by the American Direttissima.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Ellis Butler-Barker: youngest Brit to climb 8c+ did it with spinach

Earlier this month 18-year-old Ellis Butler-Barker made the second ascent of Brian at Anstey's Cove, making him the joint youngest Brit to have climbed 8c+ (Malcolm Smith climbed Hubble 8c+ at Raven Tor when he was 18). In this interview the teenager talks about tactical training to push your grade and climbing kids changing the face of the sport.
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Globe trotting youths

YOUTH & EQUITY

Globe trotting youths

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22/04/2015

From Iran to Italy, the UIAA Global Youth Summit events offer something unique for all young climbers, walkers and mountaineers.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC ambassador Chris Townsend to lead Kinder Trespass celebrations

Does Scotland have better access to the countryside than the rest of Britain? Wilderness walker and BMC ambassador Chris Townsend will give his view when he speaks at the annual Spirit of Kinder event in Edale this Saturday.
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SKILLS

Scrambling skills: the grades explained

New to scrambling? The first step to becoming a rock-hopping pro is to know thy enemy. In part one of our scrambling skills guide, we demystify the grading system.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Community Sport and Recreation Awards: nominations open

Is your club, climbing wall or organisation changing lives? Do you represent the very best that sport and recreation organisations can offer their community? Nominations are now being taken for the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2015.
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LATEST BMC VIDEOS

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Mina Leslie-Wujastyk: Rocklands 2013

25/09/2013

In the summer of 2013 Mina Leslie-Wujastyk spent six weeks in Rocklands, South Africa. Over the coming weeks BMC TV will release four short films showing some of her accomplishments whilst there. From highballs to lowballs, crimps to slopers, tech to burl, follow Mina on her journey to battle frustration and reap the rewards in one of the most beautiful, picturesque climbing areas in the world. This trailer will whet your appetite for what's to come!
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GEAR

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Deadly quickdraws

25/07/2013

Avoid dangerous quickdraw combinations using open slings and rubber keepers. This video highlights the issues, read the full article here: http://www.thebmc.co.uk/deadly-quickdraws-open-sling-rubber-band-accident?s=2
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

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One dog and his man

22/05/2013

While dogs might make us think about waggy tails and man’s best friend, some pooches can wreak havoc in the countryside both for natural inhabitants and other climbers. Let this film remind you of the need to make sure your dog is behaving himself. Good boy!
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1111/04/2015Incident Management Seminar
Council Chambers
1212/04/2015Skyline MC Outdoor Climbing Day
Stanage Edge
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1515/04/2015Peak Area Meeting & Terry Abraham presentation
The Maynard
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1919/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Caernarfon)
Beacon Climbing Centre
2020/04/2015Yorkshire Area Meeting: hill walking special
The Wheatley Arms
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2222/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Exeter)
Quay Climbing Centre
2323/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Cardiff)
Boulders Climbing Centre
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2525/04/2015BMC AGM 2015
Plas y Brenin
2626/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Birmingham)
Redpoint Climbing Centre
2727/04/2015Steve McClure: Beyond Limits – London
Waterloo Campus, King's College
2828/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Stockport)
Awesome Walls Stockport
2929/04/2015BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass with Emma Twyford (Kendal)
Lakeland Climbing Centre
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