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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Robbie Phillips: tackling fear to take on extreme climbing dreams

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10/12/2015

Top performance coach and comp-climber Robbie Phillips has spent the past couple of years testing how far his skills transfer to adventure mode and finding out: "when you're scared, how do you do it anyway?" A series of six episodes about Robbie's adventures called Transcendence will be out soon, by Finalcrux films.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Paraclimbers on the Eiger

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07/09/2015

In July, a team of British Paraclimbers climbed the Eiger by the West Flank Route to raise awareness about climbing with disabilities. John Churcher, who is blind with 3% vision and also requires hearing aids, describes the ascent.
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Eiger North Face attempt: Jerry’s Insulin Challenge 2015

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07/04/2015

Well-known alpinist Jerry Gore is teaming up with BMC Ambassador Calum Muskett to make a speed ascent of the Eiger North Face this spring. Aiming for between 6 to 8 hours instead of the usual 2 days, their attempt will take place between 20 April and 3 May 2015 and will raise money to help young diabetics in the Philippines.
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Climbing in his DNA: Tom Ballard ticks project Starlight and Storm

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29/03/2015

Tom Ballard has just become the first person to solo the six great north faces of the Alps in one winter season. Most have never heard of this hardcore under-the-radar climber, but mountains - this very project even - seem to be in his DNA... Tom talks dealing with doubts, death, his famous mother, the selfishness of soloing, and why the mainstream media doesn't understand climbing.
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Lady-like Victorian psyche: the story of Lucy Walker and the Eiger

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12/09/2014

150 years ago Lucy Walker became the first woman to summit the Eiger, the infamous 3,970m peak in the Bernese Alps. Today, alpine historian Clare Roche alongside other Alpine Club and Climbers' Club members are at Hotel Bellevue celebrating Lucy's historic achievement, having attempted to follow in her footsteps.
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Melchior Anderegg: Switzerland’s king of the guides

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14/08/2014

The birth of mountaineering was an extraordinary partnership between English gentlemen and Alpine guides born in the mountains. The greatest of these was Melchior Anderegg. Now, to mark the centenary of his death, a new sculpture is being unveiled near his birthplace in Switzerland’s Haslital. Ed Douglas visits one of the crucibles of alpinism.
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Michel Darbellay 1934-2014

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25/06/2014

The Swiss guide Michel Darbellay, best known for making the coveted first solo ascent of the north face of the Eiger, has passed away aged 79
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Ray Colledge 1922-2014

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20/04/2014

Long time Alpine Club and BMC member, Himalayan and alpine veteran, Ray Colledge died on the 10th April aged 91.
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Eiger action: major repeats by Jasper and Schäli, MacLeod and Muskett

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27/08/2013

Robert Jasper (Germany) and Roger Schäli (Switzerland) made a rare repeat and first free ascent of the Ghilini-Piola Direttissima, the third, major, first free ascent for this duo on the Eiger's north face.
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Swiss roll out Eiger 75th celebrations

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20/08/2013

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger. Bernard Newman reports on how Grindelwald has marked the occasion by showcasing its offerings to tourism.
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