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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Moving mountains: meet the men who are rewriting the tick lists

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29/09/2015

Creag na Caillich was recently dropped from the list of Munro Tops after a small team of independent surveyors proved it to be under 3,000ft high. So who are G & J surveys, and why does their work matter to peak baggers?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

MPs scale Helsby cliff to promote benefits of outdoor recreation

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14/08/2015

Despite the wet weather, Weaver Vale MP Graham Evans and Macclesfield MP David Rutley today went abseiling and climbing with BMC president Rehan Siddiqui and BMC training officer Jon Garside to chat about the virtues of climbing and outdoor recreation.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Furniture polish, PVA and cement: the strange secrets behind Southern Sandstone conservation

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11/05/2015

For climbers in the South East of England, sandstone crags such as Harrison’s Rocks are oases of adventure in a region otherwise seriously lacking in opportunity. The fragility of these crags means that they need extra protection – and small groups of activists are doing their best to keep the climbing top-notch for the rest of us. Meet the unsung heroes of Southern Sandstone.
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INTERNATIONAL

Pete Graham and Ben Silvestre: how to climb a new route in Alaska

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22/04/2015

Brits Pete Graham and Ben Silvestre have climbed a new route on the east face of Jezebel, in the relatively unexplored east part of the Revelations Range at the south west end of the Alaska Range. Jezebel west summit 9650' has been climbed twice before, but the east summit 9450' and the east face were unclimbed.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Keeping it in the family: climbing on Father’s Day

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13/06/2014

It’s a great family activity, so what better way to celebrate Father's Day this Sunday than with a family climb. Claire-Jane Carter caught up with five climbing fathers, sons and daughters to ask them about having climbing in their blood, and how they share their passion.
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INTERNATIONAL

Book of Revelation - Part Two

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24/05/2014

Supported by a grant from the Mount Everest Foundation, Seattle-based New Zealand alpinist, Graham Zimmerman, whose 2013 new route on Mount Laurens with Mark Allen was nominated for a 2014 Piolet d'Or, made the first ascent of the west face of Titanic in the Revelation Mountains
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INTERNATIONAL

Fowler-Turnbull ascent in Nepal - details

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15/11/2011

Already widely reported, during October Mick Fowler and Dave Turnbull made the first ascent of a 6,310m peak in West Nepal known locally as Gojung.
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GENERAL

That's me: Graham Desroy

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04/08/2006

Graham Desroy - known affectionately as “Streaky” - moved from his native Wolverhampton in 1973 to be part of a vibrant Leeds climbing scene. During an almost 30-year stint there he made a distinctive mark on the area, not only through his climbing accomplishments, but also through the production of several timeless guidebooks, and an equally timeless taste in clothing.
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