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INTERNATIONAL

Welsh trad climbing: join the BMC International Meet 2019

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04/12/2018

Connect with international friends, climb with like-minded people, go wild over Welsh trad: the BMC International Meet 2019 is returning to North Wales.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Introducing Connor Hearson, youngest person to free the Nose, and Dad Jim

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04/12/2018

Yosemite climbing has come a long way since 1958, when the first ascent of the Nose was established over 47 days of aid-climbing. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first free ascent of the Nose – achieved by Lynn Hill in ’93 (“It goes, boys!”) – and a new record has just been set. Connor Herson has, at 15, become the youngest person to free-climb the route. According to his Dad, “Most importantly, no days of school were missed in the sending of this route!” Connor climbed it over three days starting on November 17.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Frances Bensley: the third British woman to boulder 8B

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03/12/2018

Frances Bensley has repeated the boulder problem Fat Lip 8B at Raven Tor in Miller's Dale, a route first climbed by Steve McClure in 2007. She is only the third British woman to climb the grade: the others were Shauna Coxsey and Mina Leslie-Wujastyk. Frances also redpointed her first 8b+ sport route this year, in Siurana. Does she have any tips for us, in general and for this route? Apparently it's all about wearing a particular climbing shoe on your right foot!
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INTERNATIONAL

Pete Whittaker's Big Link-Up in Yosemite

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29/11/2018

Pete Whittaker has done it again! Yet another gruelling challenge has crumbled beneath the grim, relentless determination of the UK's most masochistic mountaineer. Pete was back in Yosemite on another solo mission, but this time just one granite wall was not enough – he had his eyes on both El Capitan and Half Dome. Sarah Stirling reports.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Castle Rock comes tumbling down

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26/11/2018

The long wait is over: at 2pm today the big block on Castle Rock in the Lake District finally detached from the crag and fell onto the scree slope below. Climbers are warned to continue to stay away – the remaining face is loose and rock is still falling off.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The legacy of Peter Hutchinson, founder of Mountain Equipment and PHD

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26/11/2018

Peter Hutchinson, founder of the brands Mountain Equipment and then PHD, passed away on Friday 2 November 2018, aged 81. Peter was hands-on at the forefront of outdoor down gear manufacture from the very beginning of the industry until the modern day. When other outdoor brands grew big and moved production overseas, Peter saw a different way. A more sustainable and personal way.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Interview: Emma Twyford's storming 2018

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21/11/2018

Emma Twyford is this month's front-cover star of both Climber and Summit magazines, and this double-display of publicity is very well deserved. Emma has just had one of the best trad seasons of any UK climber, and she's also been pushing the limits of UK women's sport climbing.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The eight-year-old and the Old Man of Hoy

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20/11/2018

In June, Edward Mills became the youngest person to climb the Old Man of Hoy, a climb which, to date, has raised over £30,000 for Climbers Against Cancer. It's a cause close to Edward's heart: his Mum, Bekki had breast cancer. Bekki watched Edward reach the summit from a ferry, but sadly died before he went to London with his Dad and brother George to meet the Prime Minister and receive a Pride of Britain award on 6 November 2018. Sarah Stirling asked Edward and his Dad a few questions.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Need to know: the BMC Climbing Injury Symposium 2018 report

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14/11/2018

The latest climbing injury research and news from the presenters and professionals at the BMC Climbing Injury Symposium 2018. Find out what was discussed this year:
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Is the secret of the Welsh slate quarries finally out?

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12/11/2018

The slate quarries of north-west Wales have just been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. How does that affect climbers and walkers?
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