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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

All Nepalese team become first to summit K2 in winter

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19/01/2021

On January 16, at 5pm local time, climbing history was made. Prior to this day, no Nepali had yet claimed the first winter ascent of an 8000m peak. Meanwhile K2 was the only remaining 8000er that not yet been summited in winter. Then 10 Nepali climbers, initially from competing teams, were brought together by a common goal, and the weather gods.
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Toby Roberts becomes youngest Brit to climb 9a

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09/12/2020

Back in March, closed climbing walls and a cancelled competition calendar led to 15 year-old Toby Roberts building a Moonboard in the garden with his dad, and setting a big outdoor goal as training motivation. Within months he had become the youngest Brit to climb 9a: the route was the legendary Rainshadow at Malham Cove.
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Doug Scott, Titan of British mountaineering, dies

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07/12/2020

Doug Scott – one of the most legendary and respected mountaineers of the twentieth century, has died aged 79.
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Hamish MacInnes: Legendary Mountaineer

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24/11/2020

To honour the passing of Hamish MacInnes, legendary mountaineer, founder of Mountain Rescue Teams and inventor of pioneering mountaineering equipment, we would like to share this illuminative interview with him from Summit 93, written by Jonny Dry who was working for the Mountain Heritage Trust at the time.
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How to attend the virtual Kendal Mountain Festival and what to watch

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18/11/2020

The world-famous Kendal Mountain Festival is going online this year, in a huge way. The team behind the event have been pouring their energy into making this their best event yet. Expect stories about people from all walks of life doing extraordinary things, guest speakers, live events, a literature festival, and lots more. The festival starts today and runs until 29 November; content can be watched on-demand until 31 December.
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Will a Covid-19 vaccine allow a return to normality?

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16/11/2020

The recent news that a vaccine has shown effectiveness against Covid-19 is very encouraging. But what does this mean for outdoor goers? Does this mean all climbing and mountaineering will get back to normal after Christmas? Professor Ian Hall of Nottingham University answers a few questions:
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Women in Adventure Film Competition 2021

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12/11/2020

The BMC TV Women in Adventure Film Competition is back and accepting submissions for 2021. So dive in, if you have a story to tell or a cause to share it's time to do so!
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Interview: Damian Hall AKA 'Ultra Damo' completes FKT hat-trick

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26/10/2020

Damian Hall has just completed a hat trick of record-breaking trail running rounds. During 2020, he has set new Fastest Known Times (FKTs) for Snowdonia's Paddy Buckley round in winter (January), the Pennine Way (July) and the South Wales Traverse in the Brecon Beacons (October). In this interview Damian tells his story and explains what FKTs are all about.
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Close calls

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17/08/2020

Dancing with death and coming out the other side. How many near misses does it take until we start learning from others' mistakes? That's where the BMC Incident and Near Miss reporting system comes into play. Find out more from Jon Garside, Training Officer for the BMC and Mountain Training England.
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Leo Houlding: first expedition for the next generation

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07/08/2020

Professional explorer and climber Leo Houlding has marked his 40th birthday by introducing the next generation of his family to the kind of adventures that he has become renowned for. The Houlding family spent four-days climbing the iconic alpine peak Piz Badile, with his children becoming two of the youngest climbers to stand on the summit.
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