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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Dangerous avalanche conditions in the Alps warn experts

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23/02/2017

Sarah Stirling talks to British and Swiss avalanche experts to find out why ski touring and ice climbing is particularly dangerous in the Alps at the moment, and how you can stay as safe as possible.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

5 of the best alpine routes to aspire to

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02/09/2016

Have you climbed these? The next in our series of alpine ticklists. Claim one of these technical snow and mixed routes to alpine peaks and you can call yourself a real mountaineer.
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INTERNATIONAL

Top ten Vallee Blanche myths

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16/02/2016

Forget cramponing down a death defying ridge before leaping over gaping crevasses – the Vallee Blanche is not what you might imagine. That said, it’s no pushover either; Charlie Boscoe uncovers the myths.
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SKILLS

Get into via ferrata: the moves

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23/07/2015

You’ve got the right gear and a bit of background knowledge – but how do you actually go about tackling via ferrata? In this, the third and final article in our series, Ian Fenton and Dan Middleton offer up their top tips.
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SKILLS

Get into via ferrata: the gear

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16/07/2015

The winning combination of new “iron ways” being put up across the Alpine regions, and modern equipment means that more people are having a go at via ferrata each year. In the second part of this series, we look at the gear you’ll need to get started.
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SKILLS

Get into via ferrata: the basics

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09/07/2015

Historically, via ferrata have been often underrated and misunderstood – but hill folk are beginning to wake up to just how much fun this sidelined sport can be. Ian Fenton and Dan Middleton look at what you need to know to get some ironing done this summer.
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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

Climbing in his DNA: Tom Ballard ticks project Starlight and Storm

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29/03/2015

Tom Ballard has just become the first person to solo the six great north faces of the Alps in one winter season. Most have never heard of this hardcore under-the-radar climber, but mountains - this very project even - seem to be in his DNA... Tom talks dealing with doubts, death, his famous mother, the selfishness of soloing, and why the mainstream media doesn't understand climbing.
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GEAR

Tech skills: gear for alpine rock

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20/06/2014

The meteo says “beau temps” for the next few days, and the sun is shining. You’re psyched and ready to leave the campsite to get your teeth into some real alpine rock. But in the alpine playground speed is king, so make sure you’re travelling light with the right kit.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Best British result ever in a ski mountaineering race

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08/05/2014

Jon Morgan, Ben Bardsley and Ben Tibbetts recently achieved the best time and result that a British team has ever achieved in any ski mountaineering race. They came first in their age category and third overall in the Patrouille des Glaciers, the final and one of the most popular races of the ski mountaineering season. Here Ben Tibbetts explains what SkiMo is, why Brits aren’t traditionally very good at it, and recounts the adventure.
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