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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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GUIDEBOOKS

Take that, world - Wired guidebook scoops international award

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20/10/2015

In the world of mountain literature, one award stands head and shoulders over all the others in terms of status and glory. The Banff Mountain Book Competition Awards, based in Canada, have long been held as the gold standard seal of approval; the Olympics, the Oscars, the Mount Everest of climbing. A victory here is a proud nod towards anyone’s work.
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GUIDEBOOKS

Ode to Autumn: stay seasonal with our gritstone offers

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06/10/2015

Time to leave the limestone: grit season is here. As Niall Grimes celebrates the start of his very favourite season, we've got free postage on all our grit guides. So get shopping, dig out that down jacket and head outside.
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GUIDEBOOKS

The sport that Hadrian never climbed; new guide to Caledonian clip-ups

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06/08/2015

Scotland is rightly heralded as the great woolly bastion for trad climbing in these here lands. Big mountain crags have long been a magnetic draw to the nut-and-cam brigade and the big dark highland faces are the very definition of traditional. But take a peek under the kilt of Scottish climbing and you will see that there’s a different experience awaiting climbers.
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