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SKILLS

Incident and Near Miss reporting system update: July 2019

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10/07/2019

The BMC Incident and Near Miss reporting system has now been up and running for three months, so we thought we’d take a look at the response so far and encourage anyone involved in an incident or near miss to share their experience.
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GEAR

Rope shear fear: could it happen to anyone?

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31/03/2017

After the unfortunate recent rope shear incident involving Michele Caminati, the BMC would like to highlight the dangers of rope failure and how everyone should be wary of it.
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MEMBERSHIP

We bet you didn’t know about: BMC Personal Accident cover

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29/09/2015

Individual BMC members all benefit from Personal Accident cover - and you never know when it might come in handy.
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SKILLS

Weathering a storm: how to survive when lightning strikes

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23/07/2015

It isn’t just winter that brings threatening weather to the British hills. Summer storms can be fatal – so what should you do to stay safe?
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Don't be shy - tell us about your accidents

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16/07/2015

Had an accident and want to help others? Just had a near-miss and want to let us know anonymously? We're starting a new feature in Summit magazine, called Scenario, and we want your tales and experiences from times when it all went a bit Pete Tong.
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SKILLS

Coaching, instructing and the law

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28/10/2013

The tragic death of 12-year-old Italian prodigy Tito Traversa made headlines around the world. The cause of the accident was the failure of incorrectly assembled quickdraws during a climbing trip to Orpierre in France, prompting the Italian prosecutor to begin investigating five different suspects. As Tito’s family mourn their loss, the circumstances of his death have prompted a wider debate about where responsibility for risk lies, as Ed Douglas reports.
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WALLS

Climbing wall death due to knot failure

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05/04/2012

The death of a climber at the Warehouse in Gloucester is a tragic reminder of the importance of checking your harness knot.
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MEDICAL

Mountain accidents in the UK and abroad

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18/01/2012

When the worst happens in the mountains it is important to have a plan. This article gives you some of the tools required to extract yourself and your party as safely as possible.
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WALLS

ABC Climbing Wall Accident Reporting Database

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16/01/2012

The Accident Reporting Database has been taken over by the Association of British Climbing Walls and incorporated into their brand new website.
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GEAR

Welsh business wins Queen's Award

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23/07/2009

Blizzard Survival has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2009, for its range of ultra lightweight thermal products, made from the company’s groundbreaking Reflexcell™ material.
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