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INTERNATIONAL

Get alpine hut discounts with a Reciprocal Rights Card

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01/01/2020

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

Hill skills: how to go hut-to-hut trekking in the Alps

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29/07/2013

Give your walking a lift this summer with a hut-to-hut walk in the Alps. Emma Jack has some expert tips for staying high.
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Controversial new bivouac hut in Mont Blanc Massif

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14/01/2012

In mid-October a new Gervasutti Hut was completed at the site of the old location atop a rocky rognon in the upper Fréboudze Glacier on the Italian side of the range.
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July anniversary celebrations on Mont Blanc

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11/07/2011

On July 17th-18th 1861, Alpine Club members, Francis Fox Tuckett and Leslie Stephen, and their guides, made the first complete ascent of the Gouter Ridge on Mont Blanc. To celebrate the 150th anniversary, and to highlight current problems on this route, an AC party will be attempting to repeat the full expedition in a few days time.
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Tragedies in the Ecrins

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29/06/2011

In recent days a spate of accidents in the Alps has left many dead, nowhere more so than in the Ecrins Massif, where last Saturday one of the worst tragedies in recent years took place.
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INTERNATIONAL

More new routes by Gabarrou

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09/06/2010

Evergreen Patrick Gabarrou, who is not far short of 59, has added two more ice/mixed routes to the Mont Blanc Range.
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INTERNATIONAL

Courmayeur 'bans' access to the Grandes Jorasses

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26/08/2009

Following advice from the Servizio Geologico della Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta, Courmayeur authorities have forbidden everyone from visiting the upper section of the path to the Boccalatte Hut and the terrain above leading to the Rocher de Reposoir.
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INTERNATIONAL

New and second ascents on Alpine 4,000ers

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11/08/2009

Mara Babolin, Francesco Rota Nodari and Roberto Rovelli have made the probable second ascent of the South West Couloir of Punta Baretti, repeating the line first climbed, and then skied, by the well-known French extreme skier Pierre Tardivel.
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INTERNATIONAL

New Eco Hut for Monte Rosa

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25/01/2009

Financed to a tune of 6.4 million Swiss Francs by the Swiss Alpine Club and, through various sponsorship deals, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), a brand new Monte Rosa Hut above Zermatt should be completed by the autumn of 2009.
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INTERNATIONAL

Deux Enchaînements - Chamonix and Zermatt

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16/12/2008

Although several months old, two noteworthy, but entirely separate linked ascents in the Alps received almost nothing in the way of publicity until quite recently. The first involved a journey from Les Droites to Mont Blanc; the second from Monte Rosa to the Matterhorn.
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