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SKILLS

Winter skills films series four: climbing grade III

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29/11/2017

Winter has come. It’s time to dust off your ice tools and polish your aspirations. And if you want to leave the easier gullies behind and head onto technical ground this season, then check out our new winter skills films.
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How to use: the Be Avalanche Aware app launched by SAIS

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03/01/2018

The latest tool for winter adventurers is a handy app with a host of features to help you stay safe in the mountains. Find out how to use the Be Avalanche Aware App that was recently launched by the Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS).
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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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How to prepare for winter mountaineering

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08/11/2017

Mountaineering Scotland urges hill walkers and climbers to stay safe and prepare properly to enjoy what, for many, is the most rewarding season of the year. That's right, winter is coming, so use the wealth of online information before heading for the hills.
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All set for an early sunset? 9 ways to prepare

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24/10/2017

Since the clocks go back this weekend, suddenly the Sunday evening sunset will arrive significantly earlier. It's easy to be caught out. So to help, let's shine a light on some steps you should take to avoid being unexpectedly out in the dark on the hills.
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Make winter count: with a BMC skills lecture

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13/09/2017

#MakeWinterCount and get tooled up with all the skills at one of our winter lectures this November. Tickets on sale beginning of October.
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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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BMC Student Safety Seminar 2017

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27/07/2017

The BMC Student Safety and Good Practice Seminar is a must if you're involved in running a student climbing, hill walking or mountaineering club.
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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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New Alpinists booklet: your first steps to alpine climbing

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30/06/2017

People of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can enjoy alpinism, but if the prospect of learning new skills in a harsh and complex environment seems a little bit daunting, then our new booklet will help to guide you along your first steps as an alpine climber.
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