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Mountain Training Cymru Update

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28/10/2019

Eisteddfod, Strategic Development and Walking Scheme Review
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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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Behind the scenes: training, youth and walls

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01/08/2019

Continuing our series of articles about the work of volunteer-led BMC specialist committees, we highlight the work of the Training, Youth & Walls Committee; from climbing walls to climbing mountains TYWC oversees a very diverse programme of events, publications and initiatives.
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Incident and Near Miss reporting system update: July 2019

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10/07/2019

The BMC Incident and Near Miss reporting system has now been up and running for three months, so we thought we’d take a look at the response so far and encourage anyone involved in an incident or near miss to share their experience.
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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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Winter skills films series one: The Basics

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22/11/2018

Confused by crampons? Hacked off by axes? Afraid of avalanches? In association with the Association of Mountain Instructors, Lowe Alpine and DMM, BMC TV presents four series of winter skills films to help you get it white.
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Ticks and Lyme disease: what to do about tick bites

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01/08/2018

Nasty critters that latch onto you, nobody likes coming home to find a tick with its head buried in your skin. So with cases of Lyme disease increasing in Europe, make sure you know what to do to prevent tick bites and how to safely remove ticks that are already attached.
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Courses, workshops and lectures with the BMC in 2019

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26/03/2018

There are a range of courses, lectures, workshops and training opportunities that the BMC organises to bring the best value possible to its members.
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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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Do I need crampons? Planning your winter walk

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31/01/2018

Do I need crampons for a walk in winter conditions? There’s no definitive answer, but if you’re going for anything more adventurous than a winter walk on the beach, then the answer is: ‘Yes, probably.’
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