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Everest’s darkest hour: what next?

INTERNATIONAL

Everest’s darkest hour: what next?

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20/04/2014

As funerals are held of Sherpas killed in the serac fall on Everest last Friday, those on the mountain are taking stock while in Kathmandu the political fall-out has already started, raising questions about the future of climbing on the world’s highest mountain. Ed Douglas reports from Kathmandu.
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SKILLS

Spring clean your climbing moves with a BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass

If you're looking to improve your rock climbing, indoors or out, then come along to the BMC Climbing Movement Masterclasses this May - run by top climber Naomi Buys.
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INTERNATIONAL

Ray Colledge 1922-2014

Long time Alpine Club and BMC member, Himalayan and alpine veteran, Ray Colledge died on the 10th April aged 91.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

100 years of solitude: the centenary anniversary of Central Buttress, Scafell

This Easter Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of Britain’s most legendary mountain climb: Central Buttress on Scafell, first climbed on 20 April 1914.
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Mercier and Pesce free Chris Bonington's route on the west face of the Plan

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Mercier and Pesce free Chris Bonington's route on the west face of the Plan

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17/04/2014

Chamonix-based Jeff Mercier and Korra Pesce have made the first free and possibly only the second overall ascent of a little known Chris Bonington route on the west face of the Aiguille du Plan.
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SKILLS

Easter warning for hill walkers in Scotland

Heading to Scotland this Easter? Don't be fooled by the sunny weather - winter is not over in the Highlands yet, and hill walkers heading north are urged to be prepared.
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CLUBS

New outdoor club safety seminar to take place in Manchester

The Outdoor Club Seminar is a new event organised by the University of Manchester Hiking Club, in association with the British Mountaineering Council and the University of Manchester Students’ Union. Taking place on 11 May, it looks to share knowledge on staying safe in the mountains.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

You can still escape. Seven last-minute Easter adventure ideas

Not planned anything for Easter? Don't get left behind. The weather's looking good, so Sarah Stirling is here with seven last-minute Easter escape ideas. Eggsellent.
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UK’s first deep-water solo competition wall unveiled - now with online entry

COMPETITIONS

UK’s first deep-water solo competition wall unveiled - now with online entry

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17/04/2014

The Quay and Entre-Prises UK have revealed the design for a new deep-water solo competition wall that will host a competition in Exeter's canal basin on 30 - 31 August.
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CLUBS

Progress to rock at the Castle MC open climbing weekend

Sheffield's Castle Mountaineering Club is holding an open rock climbing weekend on 10-11 May 2014, providing the opportunity to find out more about the club and meet some of its members. The weekend is primarily aimed at those who wish to move from indoor to outdoor climbing, focused on the Peak District's glorious gritstone.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Why rock climbers aren’t a liability

The BMC guide to occupiers' liability has been updated and refreshed, making it easier for landowners, managers and users to understand the legislation governing liability, and answers the concerns of landowners about the perceived liability risks associated with rock climbing on their land.
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CLUBS

How to support novice club members weekend at Plas y Brenin

Only a few places remaining on this popular training event, running over the weekend of 16-18 May at Plas y Brenin. Costing only £50 for the weekend, it is aimed at affiliated clubs which accept novices and wish to support these members whilst they gain experience, develop skills, and become competent climbers, walkers and mountaineers in their own right.
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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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303/04/2014Simon Yates lecture - Reading CANCELLED (Cancelled)
Cotswold Outdoor
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The Showroom
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707/04/2014Simon Yates Lecture - Liverpool
Cotswold Outdoor
808/04/2014Simon Yates Lecture - Preston
Cotswold Outdoor
909/04/2014Peak Area Meeting & Mina Leslie-Wujastyk talk & film
The Maynard
1010/04/2014Simon Yates Lecture - Bath
Cotswold Outdoor
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1212/04/2014London & SE Area Meeting
Mile End Climbing Wall
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2626/04/2014Portland Festival & BMC AGM Weekend
The Heights Hotel
2727/04/2014Wideboyz Crack School Masterclass – Loughborough
The Climbing Station
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202/05/2014BMC Climbing Movement Masterclass - Carlisle
Eden Rock
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