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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

First ascent of Kanchenjunga: 65 years ago this week

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25/05/2020

65 years ago this week, Joe Brown and George Band made the first ascent of Kanchenjunga (8,586m), the world's third highest peak. To mark this anniversary, you can now watch "An interview with Joe Brown" by Alun Hughes on the BMC YouTube channel. Sarah Stirling brings us the story of the first ascent of the mountain.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Legendary climber Joe Brown dies

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16/04/2020

Legendary climber Joe Brown died last night, aged 89. Joe, originally a plumber’s apprentice from Manchester, took the British climbing world by storm after WWII. In the 50s and 60s, Joe’s dazzling performance on rock pushed British climbing standards and, in 1955, he climbed Kanchenjunga: the third highest mountain in the world. Here, journalist Ed Douglas remembers this titan of our climbing world.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Rediscovered: TV film of climbing history

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02/04/2015

Whilst researching his latest book, Pete McDonald struck pure gold in terms of historic climbing footage when he came face to face with the BBC film 'Eye to Eye' comprising some of the great names of the 50s in front of and behind the camera.
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COMPETITIONS

Support the GB Paraclimbing Team by enrolling in Crack School!

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21/01/2015

Following the success of last year’s events Wild Country are pleased to announce that they have again joined forces with the Wideboyz, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, to present another series of Crack School Masterclasses across the UK this spring.
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COMPETITIONS

Best climbers vie for gold in lead, speed and para world championships

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10/09/2014

The 2014 IFSC Lead, Speed, and Paraclimbing World Championships are now underway, taking place throughout 8-14 September in Gijón, Spain. The city’s Atlantic coastline will provide the perfect backdrop for the IFSC World Championship.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker's monster day out on grit

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04/09/2014

Over 130 pitches of climbing up to E6 6c, 23.6 miles of off-road running between 17 crags and 22hrs 36mins of sweating. Who on Earth would want to climb all the Brown and Whillans routes in East and Western Grit in a day? Sarah Stirling talks to Tom Randall about his monster day out with Pete Whittaker on Tuesday.
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COMPETITIONS

GB Paraclimbing heads to Laval with support from Wild Country

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26/06/2014

The last round of the IFSC Boulder World Cup has been twinned with the first round of the Paraclimbing World Cup and GB Paraclimbing are out competing in force alongside GB Bouldering.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Report: final round of BMC paraclimbing series 2014

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23/05/2014

Saturday 24th May saw the last in the 2014 BMC domestic paraclimbing series being hosted at Manchester Climbng Centre.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Walking without a leg to stand on

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25/02/2014

Quadruple amputee Jamie Andrew gained his Mountain Leader after losing both hands and feet. Nicola Jasieniecka caught up with him to discuss climbing the Matterhorn, mountaineering for people with disabilities and his involvement with the GB Paraclimbing team.
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BMC ORGANISATION

BMC Patron Ian McNaught-Davis (1929 - 2014)

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10/02/2014

The BMC is sad to report that Ian McNaught-Davis, a BMC Patron and former BMC President (1991-1994), has died at the age of 84. Doug Scott has given the following words of appreciation.
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