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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Nirmal Purja climbs all 14 of the world's highest peaks in six months

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01/11/2019

The 36-year-old Nepalese mountaineer and former British Special Forces soldier summited Shishapangma (8,027m) at 08:59 on Tuesday 29 October. Beginning in April, the extraordinary mission had taken him 6 months and 7 days. Sarah Stirling has the whole story.
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CLUBS

Training for club committee members

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21/11/2019

This programme aims to provide training and advice to members and officers on club committees.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

BMC steps up at Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

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18/11/2019

It’s been another sensational Kendal Mountain Festival (KMF) with some of the best films, events and moments we’ve ever seen. Thanks to everyone that came down to our stand, we think we had the most successful KMF yet! We were on fire so let’s check out the highlights:
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PRESS

Five top moments not to miss at Kendal Mountain Festival

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11/11/2019

Heading to Kendal Mountain Festival this weekend? Here are our top five picks of events and films not to miss: from watching Emma Twyford's new film to checking out our new Climate Project.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Five unmissable films at Kendal Mountain Festival

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01/11/2019

Kendal Mountain Festival is just around the corner. To make sure you don’t miss the unmissable, we've put together our top five film picks.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Changing behaviours access conference 2019

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28/10/2019

There are still a few places remaining - this year the BMC access conference on Thursday 14 November will look at how we can influence positive behaviour in the outdoors in order to continue to care for the places we love.
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SKILLS

Mountain Training Cymru Update

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28/10/2019

Eisteddfod, Strategic Development and Walking Scheme Review
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Climbing against repression: the Afghan women with high mountain dreams

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07/10/2019

Like most Afghan women, Hanifa Yousoufi had never been for a run or kicked a ball. She had rarely been out of the house without a male family member. Last year this same woman became the first female Afghan to climb her country’s highest peak — Noshaq (7,492m). Hanifa and a fellow female boundary-pusher, Freshta Ibrahimi, were in the UK last week, speaking at a few events before heading north to taste the Scottish flavour of climbing. Sarah Stirling interviews.
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SKILLS

Six ways to pinpoint your location

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30/09/2019

Can you find north and estimate your latitude using the stars? Do you know how to find your location in order to explain it to the Mountain Rescue in an emergency? Do you know how to take a grid reference and a bearing? What communication device could you take with you when going into the hills alone, in case of an emergency outside phone reception? There's something for everyone in this skills article.
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MEDICAL

British Mountain Medicine Society Science Day 2019

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26/09/2019

The inaugural British Mountain Medicine Society's Science Day will take place on Wednesday 13th November 2019. The event will take place at the Bamford Village Institute, right in the heart of the UK's Peak District. The day will feature talks, discussions and poster presentations from researchers, young and old, on a wide range of mountain medicine topics.
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