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BMC ORGANISATION

Wanted! Volunteers for the technical committee

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21/09/2017

Do you have some spare time and energy on your hands? Do you want to give something back to the climbing and walking community? If the answer is yes, then the BMC needs you!
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Online climbing gear: are you buying safe equipment?

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20/09/2017

It's becoming common to shop online rather than take time out from our busy lives to physically visit a shop. The convenience, range of choice, and often better prices, make buying online incredibly attractive. But don't be caught out: there are some nasty surprises awaiting the unwary!
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SKILLS

Essential alpine know-how

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08/06/2016

Heading for the Alps this summer? Whether you’re a novice taking your first tentative steps on foreign snow and ice, a trekker planning a hut-to-hut walk, or a seasoned alpinist hoping to add to your collection of summits, we’ve got loads of essential skills and equipment advice for you right here on the BMC website.
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GEAR

Dangerous harnesses seized by authorities

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08/04/2016

Suffolk Trading Standards have seized over 100 dangerous harnesses from an eBay seller. Using the harnesses risks death or serious injury – users are urged to stop using them immediately and to contact the seller for a refund.
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Slings for climbers

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17/03/2016

Did you know that you can do a lot of things with a sling? Need to build a belay or improvise a chest harness? With a bit of know-how you can do it with a sling. Read on to discover more about slings, and what you can do with them to help you climb more safely.
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Packing your rucksack: for the winter warriors

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18/12/2015

Heading to the snowy hills this winter? Make sure you don’t leave anything crucial behind by reading our latest winter guide below.
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Would you just look at those layers

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11/12/2015

We all know that miserable cold and wet weather is going to be the theme of winter over the next few months, so you best get ready. The BMC's new series of Winter Guides will help you prepare for the worst. First off, let's take a look at what clothing you should be wearing and how you should layer it to prepare for the cold and wet.
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GEAR

BMC technical advice booklets

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25/11/2015

Want to know more about safety equipment for climbing and mountaineering? Our range of guides provide information and advice which should be useful to veterans and newbies alike. We cover the different types and uses of equipment, standards and essential care and maintenance tips.
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GEAR

Blue Ice Choucas harness advice

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30/07/2015

A user of a Blue Ice Choucas harness has reported a possible issue with the buckle releasing unintentionally. Investigation by the manufacturer is ongoing at the time of this post.
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GEAR

More counterfeit products discovered

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29/04/2015

Following on from the discovery earlier in the year of dangerous imitation crampons, gear manufacturers have since discovered and publicised further examples of imitation and counterfeit products. How can you avoid the fakes, and what should you do if you end up buying one?
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