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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Interview: Hazel Findlay crushes on El Cap again

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13/12/2017

BMC ambassador Hazel has just become the second Brit to free climb (i.e. trad climb - using no aid techniques) the classic route, Salathé Wall, which takes the most natural line up El Cap in Yosemite.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Winter is Coming (and it's not just for guys)

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13/12/2017

Think you need to be macho to get out in winter? Think again. Mary-Ann Ochota profiles a week of winter training for female walkers, mountaineers and climbers, led by the country’s top female instructors.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC objects to proposed zipwire development at Thirlmere

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12/12/2017

A Planning Application has recently been submitted for a zipwire which could impact greatly on the landscape character and tranquillity of Thirlmere in the Lake District. The BMC is asking its members to write to the planning authority opposing these plans. Deadline for submissions is 2nd January 2018.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Leo Houlding snow-kiting Antarctica and the Organ Pipe Peaks

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12/12/2017

Leo Houlding is currently in Antarctica with Jean Burgun, an alpinist and cutting edge snow-kiter from the French Alps who ‘kites to ascend low technicality alpine climbs in minutes’, and Mark Sedon, a filmmaker and experienced mountain guide from New Zealand. They are three weeks into a three month trip. The plan is a 2000km traverse of the continent using traditional sledge-hauling on cross country skis, but with a modern twist - snow kites to help pull them along. The trip also has a climbing objective: the team are currently exploring the Organ Pipe Peaks in the Gothic Mountains.
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MEMBERSHIP

BMC office: Christmas & New Year closure

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12/12/2017

The BMC office will be closed for Christmas and New Year from 5.00pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and will reopen for business at 9.00am on Tuesday 2 January 2017. For information about BMC Travel Insurance and shopping online during the holiday period, read on.
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COMPETITIONS

Now selected: The 2018 Development Squad

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06/12/2017

The 2018 Development Squad has been identified following the selection weekend at Awesome Walls Sheffield.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Buy nice things and help good places with Mend Our Mountains Christmas merchandise

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06/12/2017

Buy a gift from a range of exclusive Tessa Lyons-designed merchandise for Christmas and the profit will go towards the care of our hills, mountains and National Park landscapes.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Parking charges planned at Walna Scar

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06/12/2017

Proposed plans to Walna Scar Car Park, the popular outdoor access point, will change it to ‘pay and display’ and make it smaller than what is already available. Find out more about the situation and how to oppose the changes with the click of a button.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

BMC Peak Youth Climbing Meet 2018

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06/12/2017

Join one of the BMC and DMM's youth climbing meets in 2018, a weekend of classic climbs, good socials, and an evening lecture on the Saturday night. The first one for 2018 will be based at Froggatt in the Peak District on 14-15 April.
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERVIEW: Angelika Rainer, the first woman to drytool D15

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04/12/2017

Angelika Rainer has just become the first woman to climb a D15 drytooling route: A line above the Sky, in the Tomorrow's World cave, Italian Dolomites; a route first climbed by British climber Tom Ballard. The north Italian climber talks about why she loves ice climbing and drytooling, how to get into it, and women in these sports. Does she plan to sample some Scottish Winter?
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