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Called to the Mountains

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06/06/2020

Called to the Mountains has just been released on BMC TV. This meditative, beautiful black and white short film focusses on Kirsty Pallas, a 26-year-old outdoor instructor and mountain rescue member from Oban in Western Scotland. Sarah Stirling catches up with Kirsty to discover more about the film and, as Kirsty's maternal side of the family are Indian, diversity in the British outdoors.
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The Big Bang: now available online

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03/06/2020

The Big Bang, the award-winning film about the story of Emma Twyford climbing 9a, is now available to rent or buy online.
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First ascent of Kanchenjunga: 65 years ago this week

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25/05/2020

65 years ago this week, Joe Brown and George Band made the first ascent of Kanchenjunga (8,586m), the world's third highest peak. To mark this anniversary, you can now watch "An interview with Joe Brown" by Alun Hughes on the BMC YouTube channel. Sarah Stirling brings us the story of the first ascent of the mountain.
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25 mlwyddiant Caradoc ar y Copa

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22/05/2020

Gyda’r holl gysylltiadau rhwng Cymru a Chomolungma, ‘does ryfedd ein bod yn falch o bob cyfle i ddathlu llwyddiant y Cymro cyntaf i gyrraedd y copa. Pum mlynedd ar hugain yn ôl, ar 23 Mai 1995 y cyflawnodd Caradoc Jones o Bontrhydfendigaid y gamp honno.
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The Curious Story of the First Welsh Person to Summit Everest

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20/05/2020

25 years ago, Caradoc 'Crag' Jones became the first Welsh person to summit Everest, quite by accident. Don't miss his wonderful tale. "People did not have the cynicism about the mountain that exists now, it was still a 'worthy' aspiration! Two grand to cover costs and I could attempt it in any style I wanted. This was planned to be: no guide, no Sherpas for the actual climbing, no oxygen, just climbing one-to-one." It didn't work out quite that simply...
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Multi-award winning Climbing Blind on BBC4 this Wednesday

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19/05/2020

Last year, blind climber Jesse Dufton led every pitch of the classic East Face Route (E1 5b) on the Old Man of Hoy, placing all his own gear. Renowned adventure filmmaker Alastair Lee made a cracking film, supported by Montane and BMC TV, based around the ascent, which has been scooping up awards and is, amazingly for a climbing film, going to be shown on British telly. To top off the good news story, Jesse has just won a BMC Volunteer Award.
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Best of BMC TV: Top five mountain inspiration films

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28/04/2020

Where are you currently getting your mountain inspiration from? Are the walls in your house lined with photos and paintings of stunning peaks? Your social media feeds endlessly presenting you with trails and skylines to add to the list of places to go once lockdown has ended? We're here to add to that by giving you five more films to keep your inspiration levels up. Enjoy the watch.
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Best of BMC TV: Top five trad climbing films for lockdown

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20/04/2020

Do you hear that? Nuts, cams and hexes chinking together to create the tune of tradventures out on rock. Okay, so the gear jingles may be faint echoes these days, but fear not, we're bringing them back. We've headed down into the BMC TV archives and pulled out our favourite trad climbing films to make up for this temporary trad absence. Sit back, relax and watch our top five picks:
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The Art of Indoor Mountaineering

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20/04/2020

We are starting to hear reports of a new discipline of mountaineering emerging from the depths of people's homes...indoor mountaineering. This niche new endeavour involves a lot of determination, endurance and imagination. Ben Aldridge is one of the few early Everest stair-summiteers of the season. Here's his expedition report:
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Legendary climber Joe Brown dies

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16/04/2020

Legendary climber Joe Brown died last night, aged 89. Joe, originally a plumber’s apprentice from Manchester, took the British climbing world by storm after WWII. In the 50s and 60s, Joe’s dazzling performance on rock pushed British climbing standards and, in 1955, he climbed Kanchenjunga: the third highest mountain in the world. Here, journalist Ed Douglas remembers this titan of our climbing world.
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