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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

BMC summits Mount Everest with Scott Mackenzie

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25/05/2017

BMC member Scott Mackenzie recently journeyed to the top of the world, and was kind enough to take us along for the ride! His recent summit of Mount Everest took him past the infamous Hillary Step, which is reported to have changed as a result of the 2015 earthquake. We tracked Scott down to find out more.
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INTERNATIONAL

Manaslu Circuit, Langtang Valley trails back in business

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30/06/2016

The Langtang Valley and Manaslu Circuit were the last trekking routes in Nepal to have their ban lifted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, after suffering significant damage to trails and infrastructure in April 2015's earthquake. Richard Goodey of Lost Earth Adventures reports on conditions encountered this spring.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Nepal's child soldier turned skyrunning champ Mira Rai hits the UK

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18/05/2016

Two years ago, Mira Rai had never heard of trail running, but saw a poster for a 50km race, entered, won, and has never looked back. Mira has just spent a month in the UK, culminating with the Yorkshire Three Peaks race. How did she get on? Sarah Stirling catches up with her.
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PRESS

Everest: facts and figures

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15/04/2016

Everest captures the media's attention like no other mountain. Here are some facts, figures and background information to help anyone reporting about Everest.
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INTERNATIONAL

The new way: Trekking Nepal's Annapurnas

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23/03/2016

Nepal’s recent spell of bad luck even saw tourists cancelling trips after the recent release of the ‘Everest’ movie. But before the country’s recent woes, trekking tourism in one of Nepal’s most iconic destinations, the Annapurnas, was already suffering from a self-inflicted wound – the area’s first road. Read on for more of this insightful update from outdoor author Terry Adby.
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INTERNATIONAL

Record third Piolets d’Or bagged by Fowler, Ramsden duo

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18/03/2016

Pristine peak pioneers Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden have been awarded an unprecedented third Piolets d’Or for their bold first ascent of Gave Ding, an unclimbed mountain in a valley never before visited by westerners in far west Nepal.
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INTERNATIONAL

Nepal update: Climbing out of disaster

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06/01/2016

Mountain tourism was supposed to help Nepal recover after the devastating earthquake in April, but a combination of unexpected policy decisions, corruption and a damaging blockade of the Indian border has battered confidence and limited numbers. Even so, as Ed Douglas reports, there is optimism the next year will be better.
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INTERNATIONAL

Medical emergency looms as fuel crisis in Nepal continues

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30/11/2015

The fuel crisis in Nepal is ongoing and is severely hampering relief efforts in Nepal. This adds insult to injury for the Nepalese people as they struggle to recover from the earthquakes which hit earlier this year.
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INTERNATIONAL

Another Himalayan first ascent for Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden

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28/10/2015

Mountaineer, and BMC Patron, Mick Fowler has achieved another major first ascent in the Himalaya. Alongside regular climbing partner Paul Ramsden, Fowler reached the summit of Gave Ding, a 6,400m peak in far west Nepal, on Thursday 22 October.
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MEMBERSHIP

Autumn trekking in Nepal: will BMC Travel Insurance cover me? UPDATED

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13/10/2015

Major reconstruction work and in-depth assessments are underway in Nepal to build-back-better and get the Himalayan nation ready for the upcoming tourist season. What does this mean for trekkers and climbers taking out travel insurance?
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