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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Harrison's Isolated Buttress - the bridge decision

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04/01/2018

Following an extensive period of observation, public debate at Sandstone Open Meetings and internal discussion and a vote within the Harrison’s Rocks Management Group (HRMG), the decision has been taken to install a bridge to the Isolated Buttress at Harrison’s Rocks.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Parking charges planned at Walna Scar

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06/12/2017

Proposed plans to Walna Scar Car Park, the popular outdoor access point, will change it to ‘pay and display’ and make it smaller than what is already available. Find out more about the situation and how to oppose the changes with the click of a button.
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERVIEW: Angelika Rainer, the first woman to drytool D15

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04/12/2017

Angelika Rainer has just become the first woman to climb a D15 drytooling route: A line above the Sky, in the Tomorrow's World cave, Italian Dolomites; a route first climbed by British climber Tom Ballard. The north Italian climber talks about why she loves ice climbing and drytooling, how to get into it, and women in these sports. Does she plan to sample some Scottish Winter?
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MEMBERSHIP

For sick days: 15% off BMC Alpine & Ski Travel Insurance

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03/12/2017

For sick days: BMC Travel Insurance comes with £10 million emergency medical cover. And this winter, get 15% off all single-trip Alpine & Ski policies in Europe.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The making of Bonington Mountaineer

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15/11/2017

Journeying through the life of Britain's most famous mountaineer, Chris Bonington, the new documentary film Bonington Mountaineer will premiere at Kendal Mountain Festival this weekend. To describe how the idea was born, Brian Hall takes us back to Chris's 80th birthday celebration to reclimb a line he first did almost 50 years before – The Old Man of Hoy.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Five things we learned from rebolting Horseshoe

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08/11/2017

The mammoth project of re-equipping the routes on BMC land at Horseshoe Quarry has just finished. With a huge number of bolts replaced, loose rock removed and funds raised by you lovely lot, we’ve hopefully improved the experience for visitors to this ever popular sport crag. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who donated to the Horseshoe Heroes crowdfunder – we couldn’t have done it without you!
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SKILLS

How to prepare for winter mountaineering

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08/11/2017

Mountaineering Scotland urges hill walkers and climbers to stay safe and prepare properly to enjoy what, for many, is the most rewarding season of the year. That's right, winter is coming, so use the wealth of online information before heading for the hills.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Steep skiing in the Southern Hemisphere with Ben Briggs

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06/11/2017

While we are wondering how far into spring the skiing will get going in the Alps this season, steep skier Ben Briggs had a different idea. He is currently enjoying 'fantastic snow' and 'cold powder' in New Zealand's Southern Alps, and finding some really wild steep skiing, so wild that some of it has never been skied before...
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BMC ORGANISATION

Seeking new Independent Director for BMC Executive Committee

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01/11/2017

To balance the composition and skills of our Executive Committee, the BMC welcomes applications for an Independent Director with a background in finance, audit or risk management during an exciting period of organisational development and governance modernisation.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to climb the Eiger

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26/10/2017

No other mountain in the Alps elicits emotions like the Eiger. Foreboding and dominant above the Alpine village of Grindelwald, it has been the inspiration for Hollywood films, books and countless mountaineers. IFMGA Mountain Guide Tim Blakemore gives us a tour and inside tips.
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