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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Man and the Mountain: Chris Bonington resists the status quo

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18/09/2018

Man and Mountain, it's fair to say that Sir Chris Bonington found his calling in remote high areas across the globe. But when did he first realise he was made for the mountains? And did anything ever stand in his way of making these daring ascents? Mountain Heritage Trust's own Jonny Dry explains how Sir Chris' love of climbing and mountaineering helped him resist the status quo.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

£29 for 7 days in sending season: book your rock climbing travel insurance now!

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03/09/2018

Sending season is here! This autumn, there's 20% off single-trip BMC Rock Insurance. Get our best deal on rock climbing travel insurance until 31 October 2018.
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GUIDEBOOKS

The Outer Hebrides: Niall Grimes reviews the new SMC guide

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28/08/2018

Throw open any page in this new guidebook and, if there’s a heartbeat inside that overtrained husk that you call your body, you will immediately be lost in a world of dreams and inspiration. Drop-dead seacliffs yawn above wild Atlantic seascapes; climbers dotted on multipitch adventues on the most independent of geology; routes of every grade that cross impossible terrain thanks to a million Christmasses’-worth of jugs and cracks. Is this the last outpost of adventure for UK trad climbing? A Yukon of pump?
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INTERNATIONAL

How to deal with cancelled and delayed flights

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23/08/2018

Flight delays and cancellations are on the rise and with many more travellers taking to the skies find out what to do if your holiday plans get disrupted. Here’s a simple three step guide for how to deal with cancelled or delayed flights.
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LOCAL AREAS

Latest online news from the Lakes Area: August 2018

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10/08/2018

The first newsletter from the Lakes Area has been published and is now available online. Find out what's happening in your region
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SKILLS

BMC Climbing Injury Symposium 2018

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30/07/2018

The UK's most knowledgeable symposium is back! Don't miss the BMC Climbing Injury Symposium in Birmingham on 10-11 November 2018.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

10 sea-cliff climbing 'Don'ts' from filmmaker Mike Cheque

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17/07/2018

There's no secret trick to climbing sea cliffs, but it's all too easy to mess things up, complicate the situation, or end up confused and off route. Help avoid an epic mega-faff and instead have an amazing adventure on the UK's sea cliffs with these helpful tips from Mike Cheque, creator of BMC TV's latest feature length film 'The Seaside'.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Al Rouse: mountaineering legend remembered

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26/06/2018

The Friends of The Breck have paid homage to the legendary mountaineer Al Rouse – the first British man to summit K2 – with the creation of a memorial garden and the unveiling of a Heritage Blue Plaque.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to climb Gran Paradiso

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26/06/2018

Mountain Guide Stuart MacDonald offers tips on how to climb the highest independent peak in Italy (the Matterhorn shares its borders with Switzerland), which offers outstanding views across the Alps from its summit. It's graded F+ and 4,061m high, so if you’re looking for a big peak that is technically relatively straightforward, Gran Paradiso ticks all the boxes. There is a catch though...
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The best 4,000m peaks in Switzerland for beginners

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01/06/2018

What's the best 4,000m peak in the Alps for beginners? We asked five British Mountain Guides who are based in the Alps this question - Tim Blakemore, Jon Bracey, Matt Helliker, Andy Perkins and Tania Noakes. All of them picked a peak in Switzerland - testament to the concentration of excellent peaks of that altitude there.
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