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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The Great Ridge Restoration: MPs and mountaineers discuss how to Mend Our Mountains and Ways

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27/09/2017

The Mountaineering All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) exists to promote the sporting and recreational interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers; to raise awareness of the physical and social benefits of mountaineering; and to campaign for sustainable access to cliffs, mountains and open countryside.
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MEDICAL

Get ready to tackle ticks

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22/05/2016

With the arrival of spring, now is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks; what they are, where they live, the diseases they can carry, and how to minimise your risk of infection.
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MEDICAL

Hill skills: tick alert

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01/05/2016

There’s nothing quite like discovering a tick on your body to make you squirm with disgust. That head buried in your skin, those little legs wiggling contentedly as it feeds on your blood. It’s a natural instinct to want to rip it out immediately, but wait. Tick-borne diseases are on the rise in many climbing and walking areas - stack the odds in your favour by removing the critter properly.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Why climbing benefits mental wellbeing

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11/04/2016

Often known for its boosts to physical wellbeing, climbing doesn’t often make it into the big headlines for mental health benefits. But for Beth Thomas, it couldn’t have been more important. Read on to hear her full story.
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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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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Why hill walking is the ultimate hangover cure

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01/01/2016

Happy New Year you brilliant BMC bunch! Oh, what’s that? Feeling a tad worse for wear this morning? Get out from underneath that duvet - we’ve got the answer to New Year’s Eve overindulgence right here…
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Ten reasons why hill walking is better than the gym

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24/12/2015

As if you needed them….
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MEDICAL

High and dry: six myths about hiking in the heat

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02/07/2015

Heat and sun are unusual hazards in our mountain areas, but it’s worth debunking some of the myths around exercise in hot conditions.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Mental Health Charter signed by BMC

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26/03/2015

The BMC has signed The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation to help remove stigma and prejudice around mental health.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

National Obesity Awareness Week: walk and climb into shape

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13/01/2015

Obesity is the big issue this week, with National Obesity Awareness Week encouraging the nation to make a new year's resolution to improve our health. We take a brief look at how climbing and walking can help tackle obesity. And don't miss adventurer Will Gadd's inspirational ode to action and movement on BMC TV.
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