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HSE reviews climbing, hill walking and mountaineering provision

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19/02/2018

BMC members are encouraged to submit their views on the review of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.
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Climbing for All Disability Awareness Course

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14/11/2017

A Climbing for All Disability Awareness Course was run at the 2017 Student Safety Seminar, organised by the BMC and hosted at the National Mountaineering Centre Plas Y Brenin. It was a fantastic chance for university students to gain insight into technical systems used to assist climbers while brushing upon subjects such as terminology, causes of disability and models of disability.
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Alpine skills: 6 tips for multipitch abseiling

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07/09/2017

You've completed your climb and you're several pitches above the valley floor.Time to abseil. Mike Margeson provides some valuable tips on how to get down in one piece, and recalls a couple of near misses.
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How to climb 8a in 10 easy steps

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14/07/2017

So you’ve breached the 7a barrier, but what’s next? It might seem like a lofty goal, but maybe it’s time to give 8a a serious think. All you need is the right 8a, a shot of determination (not the vodka kind), and to read this 10 easy steps on how to climb 8a from BMC ambassador James McHaffie.
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Improve your moves with Emma Twyford: BMC Climbing Movement Masterclasses

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09/03/2017

These Masterclasses are over, they took place in March 2017.
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Climb skills: how to go deep-water soloing

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22/02/2017

The prime DWS season is fast approaching. The sea isn't warm enough yet though, so don't start packing your bag immediately. Since the water's so cold in the UK for most of the year, we've updated our safety guidance. Have you heard about cold water shock? If not, read on to protect yourself from this deadly danger.
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BMC Coach Education & FUNdamentals workshops

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23/12/2016

Whether climbing or coaching indoors, on the crags, or in the Alps our workshops cover a range of themes that will broaden your knowledge and improve your coaching.
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FUNdamentals of Climbing workshops: Plas y Brenin

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24/11/2016

Whether climbing or coaching indoors, on the crags, or in the Alps, our FUNdamentals workshops cover a range of themes that will broaden your knowledge and improve your coaching. Get all the skills with this course at the home of Mountain Training, Plas y Brenin.
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How to: safely use micro wires

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13/07/2016

Would a micro wire really hold your fall? Before you trust your life to that tiny bit of metal, we got Steve Long to run you through the essentials of using micro gear.
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Essential rock know-how

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22/06/2016

Need to brush up on your crag skills after a winter on the wall? Whether you’re making the move outside for the first time, or looking to rise up the grades this summer, we’ve got loads of essential skills and equipment advice for you right here on the BMC website.
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