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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC calls members to support New Access for Wales

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14/09/2017

Truly radical and exciting proposals for extending and improving access to the outdoors in Wales have been put forward by the Welsh Government in its consultation paper: “Taking Forward Wales’ Sustainable Management of Natural Resources”. Read on to see how climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers can support this.
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GEAR

Gear warning: Totem issue recall of Basic cams

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13/09/2017

Do you own or use Totem Basic cams? If so, check to find out if any of your cams are affected by the recall issued by them on 12 September.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

20 things NOT to do on your first sport climbing holiday

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12/09/2017

It's suddenly got very autumnal: time to head to Spain? 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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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Adam Ondra climbs 9c: how do British climbers measure up?

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08/09/2017

He's done it. Adam Ondra has climbed 9c. But just how impressive is this step forward in sport climbing? And how do us Brits measure up against the mighty Ondra? Sarah Stirling offers some perspective and gathers some opinions.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

What is the South West Outdoor Festival?

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06/09/2017

It’s only the second ever South West Outdoor Festival, so what can we expect? Aside from all the usual activities, the BMC will be there too with an army of guest speakers and skilled adventure professionals to host talks, skills sessions, and film showings. Find out more:
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

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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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

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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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Steve McClure goes guns out for the Triple Crown

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21/07/2017

To earn the Triple Crown, Steve McClure had to climb the UK’s three best sport routes, on the UK’s three best sport cliffs, all 8a+, all in a day, and he had to travel between them under his own steam. How did it go? And did he do it?
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

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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