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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Top tips on cragging with kids

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14/06/2019

Climbing with children requires an entirely different approach. In celebration of Father's Day, a range of dads offer their advice on encouraging kids into the sport without putting them off: Mountain Guide Jon Bracey, BMC Ambassador Steve McClure, BMC CEO Dave Turnbull, Outdoor Event Consultant Matt Heason and Mountain Instructor Matt Woodfield.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

The Paraclimbing Man of Hoy

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13/06/2019

On 5 June, blind GB Paraclimbing Team member, Jesse Dufton, led every pitch of the classic East Face Route (E1 5b) on the Old Man of Hoy, placing all his own gear. Here's how he did it and a bit more about the Loughborough-based climber. This isn't Jesse's first sea stack. It's not his biggest achievement, either...
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Mental wellbeing and the outdoors

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10/06/2019

Why do you climb? From getting stronger and ticking off projects to spending time with our friends, we all have our reasons. However, there is increasing evidence that activities like climbing, mountaineering and hiking are good for our minds as well as our bodies.
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Interview: Steve McClure ticks infamous E10 Nesscliffe project

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29/05/2019

48-year-old BMC Ambassador, Steve McClure, has made the first ascent of what has become an infamous project at Nesscliffe. The route has been looked at by plenty of strong climbers, including James Pearson, Dave Birkett and James McHaffie. Steve named it GreatNess Wall and suggested a grade of E10 7a. In this interview he describes the moment when he almost took a whipper...
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SKILLS

Near-miss and incident reporting system goes live

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11/04/2019

The BMC has launched an Incident and Near-miss reporting system for walkers, climbers and mountaineers in partnership with Mountaineering Scotland and Mountaineering Ireland.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Tony Howard: Quest into the Unknown

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07/06/2019

Read the book and watch the interview from one of the old school greats. Tony Howard made the first British ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall, explored and traveled across North Africa and the Middle East while living with enigmatic Bedouin tribes, and was a pioneer in climbing equipment. Find out more here.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The big Cs in my life: Climbing and Cancer

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06/06/2019

Just get out. That's the motto of Patricia Novelli while undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy. Patricia walks us through the struggles she encountered when continuing to enjoy the outdoors, walking and climbing, while being treated for cancer.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The Time is Now: a mass lobby for climate, nature and people

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05/06/2019

The Time Is Now is a mass lobby for climate, nature and people taking place on Wednesday 26 June, filling the streets of Westminster, to tell our MPs that the time is now to take action for our climate and the environment.
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CLUBS

Club snippets

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04/06/2019

Want a quick check on the latest club news? Find it here.
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COMPETITIONS

GB Youth Development Squad Training Weekend at Plas y Brenin

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20/05/2019

Storm Hannah couldn’t dampen the spirits of the GB Youth Development squad, as a group of our young athletes embarked on their final training meeting of the year before the excitement of the summer 2019 IFSC international competition season!
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