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BMC travel insurance: unlocked and loaded for Europe

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16/07/2020

As Europe is unlocked, BMC travel insurance is loaded with the essential cover that you need for adventure.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

6 restriction free European climbing destinations for summer holidays

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16/07/2020

If you’ve been going a bit stir crazy in lockdown, you’ve now climbed all your local projects, or you just want to escape for a holiday, the question on your mind is likely to be: where can I go without having to self-isolate on arrival or when returning back to the UK?
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20 things NOT to do on your first sport climbing holiday

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12/09/2017

Pros from Steve McClure to Jim Pope and instructors including Jon Gupta and Rich Mayfield offer their top tips of what NOT to do on your first sport climbing holiday. Even sponsored heroes and mountain guides were beginners, once...
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The best crags in Europe for family adventures

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22/08/2017

It's not easy keeping everyone happy on a family holiday, and a climbing holiday is no different! You need both easy climbs and something for grown-ups, plus plenty of fun stuff to do on days or afternoons off. Sarah Stirling rounds up the best places and crags to go on a family climbing holiday.
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How to climb 6a: 14 expert tips

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27/07/2017

Climb grade 5 outdoor sport routes, but want to progress? Getting solid and comfortable climbing 6a will open up a lot of crags to you. But how do you start pushing your comfort zone, and what should you focus on? Two climbing instructors give their top tips.
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The 6 Best European DWS destinations that aren’t Mallorca!

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20/07/2017

The popularity of deep water soloing (DWS) continues to attract many thrill-seekers to the mecca that is Mallorca. But what about all the other prime coastlines in Europe? Unfortunately, a comprehensive guidebook for all DWS locations has yet to be written, but don't let that put you off! We've rounded up six of the best alternative destinations full of locals psyched for climbing above the sea.
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SKILLS

How to climb 8a in 10 easy steps

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14/07/2017

So you’ve breached the 7a barrier, but what’s next? It might seem like a lofty goal, but maybe it’s time to give 8a a serious think. All you need is the right 8a, a shot of determination (not the vodka kind), and to read this 10 easy steps on how to climb 8a from BMC ambassador James McHaffie.
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Where to smash your sport grade barrier

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11/04/2017

Dreaming of big numbers this year? We reveal six sizzling holiday rock destinations that will send your grade through the roof. Whether your sight is on 6b or you're aching for 8a, here are Steve McClure's top picks.
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Crags that are actually on beaches

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24/03/2017

There aren't many things better than climbing a route, lowering off and jumping into the sea as a cool down, says BMC ambassador Steve McClure. For the family climbers, having a beach to keep the kids occupied is perhaps the best way to get a day's climbing in. Building a sandcastle to avoid the hard start may offer an advantage, too! So where are these perfect venues? Let's find out.
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How to crush like Ondra: 8 tips for your next climbing trip

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05/12/2016

It was a bold goal, even for the world's strongest climber. Despite having never set foot on a big wall or done much trad, Adam just became the first person to lead every pitch of the world's hardest big wall free-climb: the Dawn Wall. We got Sarah Stirling to delve into his diary and dig out all his secrets.
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