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Down with animal cruelty: The no fluff story

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Down with animal cruelty: The no fluff story

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20/09/2017

Is wearing down set to become as controversial as wearing animal fur? As animal welfare charity PETA campaigns for it to be banned, Sarah Stirling finds out the facts behind the feathers.
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COMPETITIONS

British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships 2017

Britain's premier lead climbing competition takes place at Awesome Walls, Sheffield on 7-8 October, alongside the British Speed Climbing Championships and a round of the IFSC Paraclimbing Cup.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock become BMC’s new recommended retailer partners

BMC members can now benefit from an exclusive range of benefits, thanks to an exciting new partnership between the BMC and leading outdoor retailers Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

How to: become a Horseshoe Hero

Help support the BMC's rebolting of Horseshoe Quarry and become a Horseshoe Hero! Rewards for pledging range from Hero t-shirts to adopting routes, sculptures made from the old bolts and chains, or even masterclasses with 9b bolt-wad and BMC ambassador Steve McClure. Find out more.
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How to climb the Matterhorn

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to climb the Matterhorn

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08/08/2017

The Matterhorn is surely the world’s most iconic peak. Its commanding, isolated position at the head of the valley is unique in the Alps and its claim to being one of the world’s most beautiful mountains is justified. Mountain Guide Tim Blakemore offers his top tips on reaching its summit successfully.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Coming soon: BMC TV Women in Adventure Film Competition 2018

Are you a female filmmaker or making a film about an outdoor woman? Now is the time to start thinking about the BMC TV 2018 Women in Adventure Film competition.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Pack for Alpine adventure: with BMC travel insurance discounts

Heading off for an Alpine adventure? Stay safe and pack our BMC Travel Insurance, now with 25% off annual European Alpine & Ski policies!
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Autumn Rocks! Book your BMC travel insurance now

We love autumn and we love bargains! So we're giving everyone 15% off all European single-trip rock policies until 31 October 2017. That means 10-day travel insurance for rock climbing costs only £37.
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First timers: the Schools Climbing Festival in the North West

YOUTH & EQUITY

First timers: the Schools Climbing Festival in the North West

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20/09/2017

Do you remember your first climbing experience? Almost 200 young people from across the Fylde Coast got their first taste of climbing at a festival held at Blackpool Sixth Form College.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Vincent ‘Vin’ Machin (1931-2017)

The BMC is sad to announce the death of honorary member Vin Machin, who passed away on 6 September, aged 85.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to bag the Wainwrights: a beginner

It's no easy feat, but with a little advice, organisation, knowledge and determination, climbing The Wainwright Fells is doable for almost anyone. Whether hills, peaks, or mountains are your bag, this beginner-friendly guide from Jamie Knop aims to teach you about the fells and how to plan for and complete them.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mend Our Mountains supporter climbs every summit in England and Wales

An epic mission to climb every mountain in England and Wales has seen an adventurer walk over 1,000 miles, ascend the height of Everest five times over, and wild camp in the hills more than 50 times.
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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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202/09/2017BMC WiltonFest 2017
Wilton 2 Quarry
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505/09/2017North Wales Area Meeting & Nepal expedition talk
Vaynol Arms
606/09/2017Lakes Area Meeting
Kong Adventure
707/09/2017London & South East Area Meeting and Masha Gordon talk
The Old King's Head
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909/09/2017South West Area Meeting
The Moorland
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1111/09/2017Yorkshire Area Meeting & Paul Clarke talk
The Wheatley Arms
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1313/09/2017Peak Area Meeting
The Maynard
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1515/09/2017Pinnacle Club Open Meet – Snowdonia
Emily Kelly Hut
1616/09/2017Outdoor First Aid Course
Cefn Goch,
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2020/09/2017Mountainfilm on Tour – London
Royal Geographical Society
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2222/09/2017BMC Gower Climbing Festival 2017
Pitton Cross Caravan & Camping Park
2323/09/2017BMC Peak Area Hill Walk – Higher Shelf Stones and Bleaklow
The bus turn-around
2424/09/2017BMC Yorkshire Area Hill Walk – Crookrise Crag
Skipton Bus Station
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3030/09/2017BMC London & SE Area Hill Walk – Ditchling Beacon
Hassocks railway station
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