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SKILLS

Alpine skills: how to speed up

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10/07/2015

Heading to the Alps this summer? It's time to leave the kitchen sink at home and think fast and light. Baggy Richards and Steve Long are here to help you save some weight and time.
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SKILLS

What are the Jonathan Conville skills courses?

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01/06/2013

The Conville courses, as they are affectionately known, are an excellent way for young mountaineers to gain essential skills.
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SKILLS

Winter Essentials DVD

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12/11/2010

The Winter Essentials DVD shows the essential skills and techniques for winter mountaineering.
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INTERNATIONAL

Matterhorn North Face - new route or not?

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12/08/2009

There has been wide coverage of a 'new route' put up on the North Face of the Matterhorn (4,478m) by the legendary Swiss mountaineer Jean Troillet and the two accomplished French alpinists Martial Dumas and Jean-Yves Fredricksen. However, although it provided hard technical climbing, it seems questionable whether their line breaks any new ground.
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INTERNATIONAL

New and second ascents on Alpine 4,000ers

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11/08/2009

Mara Babolin, Francesco Rota Nodari and Roberto Rovelli have made the probable second ascent of the South West Couloir of Punta Baretti, repeating the line first climbed, and then skied, by the well-known French extreme skier Pierre Tardivel.
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INTERNATIONAL

Riccardo Cassin 1909-2009

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07/08/2009

One of the greatest names in 20th Century mountaineering sadly passed away on the 6th August at his Piani Resinelli home near Lecco in Northern Italy.
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INTERNATIONAL

Nonagenarian climbs Piz Badile

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31/07/2009

Walter Belina was born in 1919 and this month made a remarkable ascent of the North Ridge of the 3,308m Piz Badile
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INTERNATIONAL

Female solo first ascent in Pakistan

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29/07/2009

The New Zealand female mountaineer Pat Deavoll has made the first ascent of the fine rock and ice pyramid Karim Sar (6,180m), climbing solo on the last 1,000m.
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INTERNATIONAL

British team explores remote Russian Altai

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23/07/2009

Awarded a grant from the Mount Everest Foundation and Approval from the BMC, Marc Bullock, Matthew Freear, Tim Moss, Nancy Pickup, Michael 'Spike' Reid and David Tett travelled to the South Kurai, becoming almost certainly the first non-soviet mountaineers to visit this area of the Siberian Altai.
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INTERNATIONAL

Bertha succumbs to Anglo-New Zealand team

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21/07/2009

Supported by an MEF grant, Paul Knott (UK but resident in New Zealand) and Guy McKinnon (NZ) made two, fine, first ascents in the unfrequented Fairweather Range of South East Alaska.
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