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SKILLS

What are the Jonathan Conville skills courses?

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02/01/2020

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

Hill walkers: five reasons why you should join the BMC

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08/07/2018

Why should hill walkers join the BMC? Here are our top five reasons why BMC membership is a vital bit of kit.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Winter is Coming (and it's not just for guys)

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13/12/2017

Think you need to be macho to get out in winter? Think again. Mary-Ann Ochota profiles a week of winter training for female walkers, mountaineers and climbers, led by the country’s top female instructors.
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SKILLS

New Alpinists booklet: your first steps to alpine climbing

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30/06/2017

People of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can enjoy alpinism, but if the prospect of learning new skills in a harsh and complex environment seems a little bit daunting, then our new booklet will help to guide you along your first steps as an alpine climber.
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SKILLS

Essential winter know-how

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23/12/2016

Heading for the hills this winter? Whether you're a seasoned winter warrior or just taking your first icy steps, we've got a mountain of essential skills & equipment advice right here on the BMC website.
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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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SKILLS

Hill skills: winter mountaineering

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23/12/2014

Travelling through the British hills when they are plastered with snow is incredibly rewarding, and can offer some of the most memorable days out of the year. But the combination of short days and bitterly cold arctic weather systems can present challenges to the unwary mountaineer.
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GEAR

Tech skills: gear for alpine rock

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20/06/2014

The meteo says “beau temps” for the next few days, and the sun is shining. You’re psyched and ready to leave the campsite to get your teeth into some real alpine rock. But in the alpine playground speed is king, so make sure you’re travelling light with the right kit.
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SKILLS

Five steps to starting hill walking

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16/06/2014

With outdoor kit cheaper than ever, information accessible at a click and thousands of clubs and groups all over the country, there’s really no excuse not to take that first step on to the hills. Here are five tips to get you started.
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SKILLS

New Hill Walkers booklet: explore the mountains of Britain and beyond

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02/06/2014

The British hills offer beauty, challenge and adventure, as well as the opportunity to keep fit and healthy. So it's no wonder that hill walking is such a popular activity, attracting people of all ages. Find out more in this BMC booklet.
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