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YOUTH & EQUITY

Growing pains: training young climbers

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08/03/2017

Children and adolescents are not mini-adults. Audry Morrison has some recommendations for monitoring the training of dedicated young climbers.
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MEDICAL

Friction blisters: prevention and treatment

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11/04/2016

Friction blisters on the feet are a common and potentially serious complication of mountaineering and other outdoor activities. Most people will experience blisters at some point in their pursuits and will adapt their socks, footwear and foot hygiene accordingly.
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SKILLS

Know your hill walking footwear

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18/08/2015

Bamboozled by boots? Flummoxed by footwear? Chris Townsend explains the range of shoes you can use for hill walking in this BMC TV video.
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MEDICAL

BMC Climbing Injury Symposium 2014 - Report

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20/11/2014

Fingers took centre stage, and feet had a supporting role, as European experts gathered in Manchester at the third BMC Climbing Injury Symposium on 15-16 November. Tom Bond, BMC Climbing Wall Committee Chair reports.
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MEDICAL

Climbing shoes: is pain insane?

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19/10/2009

Audry Morrison (BSc, UIAA Medcom) takes a look at the culture of tight climbing shoes. Just how tight is too tight - and are we creating problems for the future?
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MEDICAL

Toe saved by Medex

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02/03/2004

You’re in an Argentinean hospital, toes turning blacker by the day. Local surgeons want to operate. You need a second opinion, and fast. That was the dilemma faced by a BMC member just weeks ago. Not knowing where to turn, his father back in England contacted the BMC, and a specialised network of climbing doctors was activated.
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