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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The eight-year-old and the Old Man of Hoy

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20/11/2018

In June, Edward Mills became the youngest person to climb the Old Man of Hoy, a climb which, to date, has raised over £30,000 for Climbers Against Cancer. It's a cause close to Edward's heart: his Mum, Bekki had breast cancer. Bekki watched Edward reach the summit from a ferry, but sadly died before he went to London with his Dad and brother George to meet the Prime Minister and receive a Pride of Britain award on 6 November 2018. Sarah Stirling asked Edward and his Dad a few questions.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Edward and his Mum versus the Old Man of Hoy

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14/06/2018

Edward Mills, an eight-year-old from the Caithness in the Scottish Highlands, became the youngest person to climb the Old Man of Hoy on Friday last week, raising nearly £30,000 in the process for Climbers Against Cancer.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Climbers With Cancer: apply now for a grant

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01/02/2016

The BMC is pleased to launch its Climbers With Cancer grant scheme, and welcomes applications from climbers and walkers who have cancer and who require funds for a personal goal or project.
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MEMBERSHIP

Climbers With Cancer: new BMC grant scheme in tribute to John Ellison

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13/01/2016

As a tribute to longstanding BMC competitions volunteer and Climbers Against Cancer (CAC) founder John Ellison, the BMC has set up a one-off grant scheme to provide five grants of £1000 for climbers and hill walkers with cancer.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

John Ellison: tributes to the visionary founder of CAC

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04/01/2016

At 4am on 28 October 2012, a year after his terminal cancer diagnosis, John Ellison had a dream and embarked on a "fabulous journey". This journey achieved something incredible for the first time: uniting and channelling the positive energy of the global climbing community for a good cause.
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INTERNATIONAL

John Ellison, founder of Climbers against Cancer, passes away

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28/12/2015

John Ellison, founder of Climbers Against Cancer, has passed away peacefully in his sleep. The announcement was made on the charity's Facebook page by John's daughter Charlotte.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Meet Emily Ward, the climber who keeps bouncing back

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08/04/2015

“Doctors aren’t always right; sometimes they write you off,” says Emily Ward, the star of Patience, a BMC TV film. And she should know: overcoming injury after injury, and breast cancer, Emily has kept on reaching for summits.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Are the Corbetts harder than the Munros? Lorraine McCall thinks so

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11/11/2014

Size isn't everything. Scottish mountaineer Lorraine McCall recently became the first woman to complete a continuous, 2,000 mile round of the Corbetts - a task she says was harder than the Munros. She talks to us about how challenges motivate her to get out there.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Lindsay Jarrett: Why I'm focussing potentially the last year of my life on climbing

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28/03/2014

“This year is potentially my last before death. I decided to do what I love most: climb.” Six years ago, mother of five Lindsay Jarrett (42) was diagnosed with an incurable genetic condition. She tells Sarah Stirling why she has decided to come off her supportive meds, let nature take its course and try to climb as many routes as she can.
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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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