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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The making of Bonington Mountaineer

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15/11/2017

Journeying through the life of Britain's most famous mountaineer, Chris Bonington, the new documentary film Bonington Mountaineer will premiere at Kendal Mountain Festival this weekend. To describe how the idea was born, Brian Hall takes us back to Chris's 80th birthday celebration to reclimb a line he first did almost 50 years before – The Old Man of Hoy.
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SKILLS

How to prepare for winter mountaineering

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08/11/2017

Mountaineering Scotland urges hill walkers and climbers to stay safe and prepare properly to enjoy what, for many, is the most rewarding season of the year. That's right, winter is coming, so use the wealth of online information before heading for the hills.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Steep skiing in the Southern Hemisphere with Ben Briggs

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06/11/2017

While we are wondering how far into spring the skiing will get going in the Alps this season, steep skier Ben Briggs had a different idea. He is currently enjoying 'fantastic snow' and 'cold powder' in New Zealand's Southern Alps, and finding some really wild steep skiing, so wild that some of it has never been skied before...
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to climb the Eiger

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26/10/2017

No other mountain in the Alps elicits emotions like the Eiger. Foreboding and dominant above the Alpine village of Grindelwald, it has been the inspiration for Hollywood films, books and countless mountaineers. IFMGA Mountain Guide Tim Blakemore gives us a tour and inside tips.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mount Everest clean-up project wins UIAA Mountain Protection Award

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23/10/2017

The Mount Everest Biogas Project was announced as the overall winner of the 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award, joining four other winners of the annual Award from Ethiopia, Tajikistan, Nepal and France.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

#MAKEWINTERCOUNT – The winter competition

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23/10/2017

Calling all winter warriors – share you winter journey to join our amazing competition. Want to find out how to win free stuff with your polar pics? Read on.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to climb Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe

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11/10/2017

Two British mountaineering instructors and expedition leaders explain the best way to tackle Elbrus, the highest tick in Europe, and one of the coveted seven summits. Jon Gupta takes the standard South Route while Rebecca Coles talks us through the lesser-trodden North Route.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Only two 8,000ers left for Carlos Soria legendary Spanish mountaineer

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21/09/2017

At the tender age of 78, legendary Spanish mountaineer Carlos Soria is off to Nepal for his second attempt this year on Dhaulagiri. If he succeeds, it will be his 13th 8,000er, with only Shishapangma left to bag before taking the title of the oldest climber to join the 8,000 Club. We got Jules Stewart to catch Carlos for an interview.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Down with animal cruelty: The no fluff story

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20/09/2017

Is wearing down set to become as controversial as wearing animal fur? As animal welfare charity PETA campaigns for it to be banned, Sarah Stirling finds out the facts behind the feathers.
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SKILLS

Alpine skills: 6 tips for multipitch abseiling

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07/09/2017

You've completed your climb and you're several pitches above the valley floor.Time to abseil. Mike Margeson provides some valuable tips on how to get down in one piece, and recalls a couple of near misses.
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