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LOCAL AREAS

New kid on the block! South Peak Limestone Festival 2018

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11/09/2018

To complement the BMC's wide range of climbing festivals (Trem Fest, Gower Fest, Wilton Fest etc) Spenser Gray has organised the South Peak Limestone Festival to encourage BMC members to explore the wide array of climbing and walking offered in the area. There's an ample selection of sport and trad routes available for climbers to enjoy across the grades, some bouldering, and even a few aid routes if you are that way inclined!
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GUIDEBOOKS

The Outer Hebrides: Niall Grimes reviews the new SMC guide

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28/08/2018

Throw open any page in this new guidebook and, if there’s a heartbeat inside that overtrained husk that you call your body, you will immediately be lost in a world of dreams and inspiration. Drop-dead seacliffs yawn above wild Atlantic seascapes; climbers dotted on multipitch adventues on the most independent of geology; routes of every grade that cross impossible terrain thanks to a million Christmasses’-worth of jugs and cracks. Is this the last outpost of adventure for UK trad climbing? A Yukon of pump?
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GUIDEBOOKS

First look: The North Wales Bouldering Guidebook

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16/08/2017

The end of the dark ages is upon us – with the arrival of the new, glossy, and gigantic, North Wales Bouldering Guidebook from Groundup. We snatched it away from the BMC Shop as soon as it arrived to review this epically proportioned tome.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Mountains of inspirational books for World Book Day

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23/04/2017

Celebrate World Book Day on 23 April with one of our inspirational tomes. Get psyched to climb around the world, be inspired by the story of the first female British guide, marvel at amazing photos of the great outdoors; there's something for everyone to enjoy in our collection of books. Buy one now from the BMC Shop.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Ian Smith, Lynn Robinson receive George Band Award 2017

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04/04/2017

The 2017 BMC George Band Award goes to guidebook gurus Ian Smith and Lynn Robinson for their outstanding contributions to the BMC and mountaineering over many years. Congratulations! Let's have a look at why they were nominated for the award.
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GUIDEBOOKS

Lancashire Rock, in stock and two smoking barrels

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29/08/2016

This season’s hottest news for climbers in the north-west is the release of the latest BMC definitive guidebook, Lancashire Rock. This new volume to all the routes in the Red Rose county shines its light into the deepest quarries, most esoteric edges and highest moors to give local climbers a galaxy of stars and a lifetime of pump. Prepare to be amazed.
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GUIDEBOOKS

First ascent list for Lancashire Rock guidebook

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12/08/2016

The new BMC Lancashire Rock guidebook is now out. As with last year's Peak Limestone North guidebook, first ascent details have been moved online. This is an article to direct you to this information.
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GUIDEBOOKS

The Egerton teaser: Free sample of the forthcoming Lancashire Rock

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23/06/2016

You lucky devils have it good. Ahead of the imminent and audacious release of the new Lancashire Rock guidebook, we're giving away a taster sample to titillate your tips. Get your mitts on the download.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Limestone gripes: a slippery issue

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30/03/2016

Increasingly the classic routes on limestone are becoming so polished that the original grades are meaningless. There is of course an argument that the grades should simply be increased but what if the polish could be removed?
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GUIDEBOOKS

Pembroke Rock Wired: sex between two covers

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15/02/2016

What’s the most special thing about British climbing? 20-foot gritstone adventure routes? The overgrown mountain crags? The loose limestone sport routes? No, its sea cliffs, where quality, adventure and stunning natural beauty are washed up in the most incredible and unique landscapes.
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