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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to climb Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe

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11/10/2017

Two British mountain 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

Pack for Alpine adventure: with BMC travel insurance discounts

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05/10/2017

Heading off for an Alpine adventure? Stay safe and pack our BMC Travel Insurance, now with 25% off annual European Alpine & Ski policies!
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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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BMC ORGANISATION

Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock become BMC’s new recommended retailer partners

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30/08/2017

BMC members can now benefit from an exclusive range of benefits, thanks to an exciting new partnership between the BMC and leading outdoor retailers Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to climb the Breithorn

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25/08/2017

The third in our series on how to climb classic 4,000ers. Mountain Guide Andy Perkins, offers his insider tips on how to climb the Breithorn, one of his favourite peaks, after just returning from a trip there.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Take your pick: top 10 alpine peaks

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11/08/2017

Get your hands and feet on rocky slopes and snow, taluses and airy gendarme-studded ridges. Why not challenge yourself to reach the summit, or traverse one of our top 10 alpine peaks this summer?
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to climb the Matterhorn

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08/08/2017

The Matterhorn is surely the world’s most iconic peak. Its commanding, isolated position at the head of the valley is unique in the Alps and its claim to being one of the world’s most beautiful mountains is justified. Mountain Guide Tim Blakemore offers his top tips on reaching its summit successfully.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to climb Mont Blanc

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21/07/2017

Get the inside knowledge: Chamonix-based Mountain Guides Will Sim and Stuart MacDonald offer the wealth of their experience for those thinking of ticking the highest point in Western Europe.
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