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Ken Wilson: Mountain man

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Ken Wilson: Mountain man

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13/06/2016

Ken Wilson, one of the most influential voices in British climbing, has passed away. His death leaves a hole in the climbing community, but his legacy will continue to shape British climbing for years to come.
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COMPETITIONS

WATCH LIVE: The battle of the British boulderers

The battle to determine the best British boulderer is coming soon and will be available on livestream. Will Shauna Coxsey be crowned number one yet again? Can Tyler Landman retain his title for a second year running? Find out live on 9-10 July.
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It's been 17 years since Jamie Andrew lost his hands and feet after being caught in a storm on the North Face of the Droites in the Alps. Since then he has been busy pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved by the disabled, and inspiring others as a motivational speaker. On his latest challenge, the Cuillin Ridge, the tables were turned when Jamie and his friends saved the life of a badly injured solo-climber.
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LOCAL AREAS

Pysche warning: prepare for WiltonFest 2016

Lancashire's premier climbing festival, WiltonFest, is back for 2016 and we're planning an even bigger and better day than last year's blockbuster. Coming to you on Saturday 3 September – it's the event you definitely don't want to miss.
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The Egerton teaser: Free sample of the forthcoming Lancashire Rock

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The Egerton teaser: Free sample of the forthcoming Lancashire Rock

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23/06/2016

Ahead of the clean-up planned for Egerton this Saturday, 25 June, we are releasing a taster sample to show how the new guide will look. Get your mitts on the download.
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Natural highs: are all runners just organic junkies?

People often say to me: “Wow, you’re so good doing all that running!” The truth, though, is perhaps a little darker: I'm a secret hedonistic junkie. But why can running be so addictive? Well, it turns out we have an intimate pharmacy hidden within us, and running unlocks all the doors.
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GEAR

Wild Country issue recall on 2016 Syncro harnesses

Wild Country have issued a recall of their Syncro harnesses manufactured and sold in 2016, after detecting a manufacturing defect on a small number of harnesses. If you own or use this model of harness, please read the recall notice and follow the instructions given.
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CLUBS

Get skilled up on a BMC club member training course

Are you a BMC club member wanting to learn new skills? Come along to one of our training weekends to learn about first aid, climbing, winter skills or navigation.
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Why do climbers make the best dads?

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Why do climbers make the best dads?

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19/06/2016

"Climbers make the best dads because they make the best rope swings ever," says May Bransby. In honour of Father's Day, we decided to investigate whether climbers make good dads and why. To find out, Sarah Stirling got some answers (totally not biased either) from pros and folk who just like getting out, on why they think climbers make good dads.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Keeping the mountains clean: Llanberis, North Wales

Want to help keep North Wales clean? Come and join the planned clean-up event in North Wales on Sunday 26 June, we need your help.
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Grades boosted by school climbing walls

Having a climbing wall in a school not only boosts children's climbing grade, there are amazing benefits to health, academic performance, and social skills as well. But not only that, it opens the door to an array of career pathways.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

3 career paths of climbing

What work opportunities does climbing have to offer? We interviewed six people who work in the industries to find out more.
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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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101/06/2016London & SE Area Meeting & AGM and Jim Milledge talk
The Devereux
202/06/2016Come and Try Rock Climbing – Longshaw
Longshaw Estate
303/06/2016The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival – Sheffield
Sheffield Central Library
404/06/2016BMC Mountain First Aid Weekend – Hathersage
Outside
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808/06/2016Lakes Area Meeting & summer barbecue
Grange Old School
909/06/2016North Wales Area Meeting
The Vaynol Arms
1010/06/2016Llanberis Tradfest 2016
Nant Peris Campsite
1111/06/2016BMC Junior British Bouldering Championships
The Depot Manchester
1212/06/2016Pinnacle Club/BMC Women’s International Climbing Meet 2016
Ynws Ettws (Climbers' Club Hut)
1313/06/2016Yorkshire Area Meeting & Andy Houseman talk
The Wheatley Arms
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1515/06/2016Friends of the Lake District – Leaders Landscape Training
Sizergh Castle
1616/06/2016North East Area Meeting
Newcastle Climbing Centre
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2525/06/2016Egerton Quarry Clean-up
Egerton Quarry
2626/06/2016Respect the Mountains Clean-up – Llanberis
High Street
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2929/06/2016Friends of the Lake District – Leaders Landscape Training
A6 layby just south of Hucks Brow
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