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SKILLS

New Alpinists booklet: your first steps to alpine climbing

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30/06/2017

People of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can enjoy alpinism, but if the prospect of learning new skills in a harsh and complex environment seems a little bit daunting, then our new booklet will help to guide you along your first steps as an alpine climber.
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INTERNATIONAL

Get alpine hut discounts with a Reciprocal Rights Card

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01/01/2017

The Reciprocal Rights Card gives BMC members discounted rates in alpine huts.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Rockaneering ticklist: Europe’s best long rock routes

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11/08/2016

Have you ticked this list? Five British IFMGA mountain guides pick their absolute favourite long rock routes in the Italian Dolomites, the Aravis range close to Chamonix, and from the ‘Grats’ near Andermatt to the Monts Rouges du Triolet; there’s something for everyone to go at from 5c to 7a.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

First steps: 5 easy Alpine peaks

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03/08/2016

So you’ve sampled winter action in the UK, decided you're ready for the next step and booked flights for the Alps – but where to start? Chamonix-based Mountain Guide Tim Blakemore suggests five alpine peaks suitable for a first trip to the Alps.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to climb Cosmiques Arete

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10/06/2016

Get the inside knowledge: IFMGA Mountain Guide Caroline George offers some beta on route-finding, gear, and tackling the cruxes of Chamonix's classic AD alpine route, Cosmiques Arete.
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SKILLS

Essential alpine know-how

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08/06/2016

Heading for the Alps this summer? Whether you’re a novice taking your first tentative steps on foreign snow and ice, a trekker planning a hut-to-hut walk, or a seasoned alpinist hoping to add to your collection of summits, we’ve got loads of essential skills and equipment advice for you right here on the BMC website.
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INTERNATIONAL

Don't miss: 6 classic beginner alpine routes

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06/06/2016

Heading to the Alps this summer? Six Chamonix mountain guides explain their favourite routes, all packed with high adventure but with moderate technical difficulty.
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INTERNATIONAL

Leo Houlding and team succeed on Mirror Wall in Greenland

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01/08/2015

Despite challenging conditions including illness, crevasse falls, storms and plundering polar bears, Leo Houlding and a small team of Brits have climbed a new line on an epic 1,200m granite big wall in Arctic Greenland. Leo described Mirror Wall as: "A beautiful tombstone of glass-smooth granite, taller than El Capitan’s Dawn Wall and set in this pristine but harsh Arctic wilderness."
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Red Bull X-Alps: the world's toughest adventure race?

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01/07/2015

On July 5th 33 athletes from 18 countries will set out to hike and fly 1000km from Salzburg to Monaco via Germany, Italy, Switzerland and France. Among them will be Britain’s Steve Nash. In this article he tells us why he’s back for a second attempt.
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INTERNATIONAL

Balade au Clair de Lune on the South Face of the Fou climbed free

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26/06/2015

Frenchmen Fabien Dugit and Cédric Lachat have succeeded in making the first free ascent of the rarely climbed hard aid route Balade au Clair de Lune on the South Face of the Fou (3,501m) in the Chamonix Aiguilles.
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