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YOUTH & EQUITY

Interview: Emma Twyford's storming 2018

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21/11/2018

Emma Twyford is this month's front-cover star of both Climber and Summit magazines, and this double-display of publicity is very well deserved. Emma has just had one of the best trad seasons of any UK climber, and she's also been pushing the limits of UK women's sport climbing.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to improve your climbing on the Grit

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19/10/2016

Following on from our ode to why autumn is awesome for grit, here's part two: top tips for grit climbing and favourite route ideas from pros and locals, including James McHaffie, Libby Peter, Pete Whittaker and James Thacker.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

James McHaffie: new routing and hard sport projects

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07/05/2016

As a break from training and projecting hard routes, BMC ambassador James McHaffie decided to do some new routing. But only Caff would relax by bagging a scary E9 with 12 skyhooks for protection! We interviewed him to find out about his new hobby of claiming first ascents and how he's faring on his project at Malham.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

James McHaffie: dark lord of British climbing reveals his 2015 ticklist

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08/02/2016

The under-the-radar climbing wad reveals what he actually climbed last year, what motivates him, and what his plans and goals are for the future: including climbs as well as a career change.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Gogarth South: frightening climbers for 50 years

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30/10/2015

Forget ghosts and ghouls. We all know the real scare stories are from Gogarth South. To celebrate the new guide, a selection of North Wales diehards share their experiences of Gogarth South - from poetic Nick Bullock to straightforward James McHaffie.
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SKILLS

James McHaffie: secrets to climbing E5 plus top 100 E5s ticklist

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05/08/2015

Some of the most iconic routes in Britain lay in this grade category, says BMC Ambassador James McHaffie. Up to a point in climbing it’s possible to avoid running it out too far; to stay within your physical and mental comfort zone. That has to be left behind to push into British E5s...
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Was this the biggest day out in UK climbing history?

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26/06/2014

On 23 June, James McHaffie soloed 100 Extreme climbs, racking up an incredible total of 160 E points, 2,976m of rock climbing and making it to Oddfellows in Keswick for last orders. Sarah Stirling catches up with him and gets a first look at his tick list.
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INTERNATIONAL

BMC ambassador James McHaffie sends Salathé Wall free

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24/05/2014

Brits James McHaffie and Dan McManus recently returned to the horizontal after spending seven days free climbing the Salathé Wall on El Capitan, Yosemite. Hazel Findlay finds out more.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Meet the BMC Ambassadors

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29/11/2013

All sports need role models and climbing and hill walking are no exception, so we’re excited that seven of Britain’s top climbers, one of Britain's most well respected hill walkers, and Britain's well-loved TV archaeologist turned adventurer, have all agreed to be part of our inspiring team of BMC ambassadors.
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