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GEAR

Climbing helmets

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02/01/2014

Helmets help protect the most important and perhaps vulnerable part of the body - the head. Find out more about how they work, how to choose one, and how to make an informed decision about whether to wear one or not.
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What gear do you need to climb outdoors?

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09/10/2013

If you’ve never climbed before or have only climbed indoors, the equipment used for tackling real rock can seem mysterious, exciting and expensive. You don’t need to melt your credit card just yet, though.
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SKILLS

Tech skills: why wear a helmet

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21/06/2013

Head hurting wondering whether to wear a helmet? Stay ahead of the game and make the decision based on the risks to you.
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GEAR

Heads-up on BMC helmet campaign

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03/05/2013

As part of our safety and good practice work, the BMC is running a campaign to raise awareness about climbing helmets.
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GEAR

The BMC Helmet Campaign: watch our video

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22/06/2012

Are you a helmet fan or a helmet-phobe? In our new video – part of the BMC Helmet Campaign – we look at climbers' attitudes to helmets at the crag and interview Neil Bentley about the effects of the head injury he suffered.
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GEAR

New helmet guide launched

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27/04/2010

The latest advice guide from the BMC Technical Committee covers all you'll ever need to know about helmets. Available as a free download, it will be equally useful whether you're new to the sport or a seasoned veteran.
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GEAR

Tech skills: Should I wear a helmet?

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02/04/2008

BMC Technical Officer Dan Middleton takes a look at the reasons not to wear a climbing helmet.
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GEAR

Climbers Survey: Head injuries & helmets

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04/09/2007

Have you ever had a bang to the head, or worse, when climbing? If you have, please take a couple of minutes to complete our quick and easy online survey.
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GEAR

Head injury survey launched

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04/09/2007

The BMC has launched a new online survey, asking climbers if they have ever had an impact to the head whilst climbing.
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MEDICAL

Keeping a head: a head injury case study

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04/03/2006

Doctors Jeremy Windsor and George Rodway take a sobering look at the effects of head injury.
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