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SKILLS

How dangerous are climbing and hill walking?

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11/08/2014

How dangerous are climbing and hill walking? The short answer is: not as dangerous as you probably think. Despite the death of two experienced climbers in North Wales in recent weeks, if you look at the statistics over the longer term, rock climbing and hill walking accident rates are actually decreasing.
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INTERNATIONAL

It happened to me: prepare for worst but come back safe

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16/07/2014

Timothy Oakes was one of 19 people who died in a plane crash in Nepal in September 2012. He was setting off on a trekking holiday to Everest. Timothy’s wife, Angie Gaunt, shares her experience of the aftermath of his death to help other families find advice and support should the worst also happen to them.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

A parent's guide to climbing, walking and mountaineering

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18/02/2014

If your child is interested in climbing, walking or mountaineering, then read this brilliant free BMC booklet which explains the benefits, and risks, of these activities.
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SKILLS

Coaching, instructing and the law

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28/10/2013

The tragic death of 12-year-old Italian prodigy Tito Traversa made headlines around the world. The cause of the accident was the failure of incorrectly assembled quickdraws during a climbing trip to Orpierre in France, prompting the Italian prosecutor to begin investigating five different suspects. As Tito’s family mourn their loss, the circumstances of his death have prompted a wider debate about where responsibility for risk lies, as Ed Douglas reports.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Don't wrap kids in cotton wool

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17/07/2013

The Health and Safety Executive has published a poster dispelling the myth that health and safety law prevents children from taking part in exciting activities.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

More accidents in schools than on trips

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05/02/2013

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is encouraging teachers to embrace outdoor activities after discovering that more accidents take place in schools than on trips.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Risky business: Last chance to register for BMC conference

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25/10/2012

Fear of litigation has become a high-profile issue in the last few years. In some cases, this fear has prevented access to our great outdoors. Dealing with the myths and reality of occupier's liability comes under the spotlight at the forthcoming BMC Conference on risk, liability and adventure. Bookings are still being taken.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Bureaucrats attacked on Health and Safety misuse

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05/07/2011

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt is on the warpath to stop Health and Safety being used by killjoys as a shield to hide behind.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Balancing risk and benefits in the outdoors

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09/03/2010

Nothing Ventured...Balancing risks and benefits in the outdoors by Tim Gill is published by the English Outdoor Council and aimed at teachers and other children’s services professionals.
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SKILLS

Nothing Ventured...Balancing risks

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09/03/2010

The booklet Nothing Ventured...Balancing risks and benefits in the outdoors by Tim Gill is published by the English Outdoor Council and aimed at teachers and other children’s services professionals.
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