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Should Stainless Steel bolts become a thing of the past?

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16/06/2014

Sheffield’s Titanium bolt guru, Martin Roberts, thinks Stainless Steel bolts should become a thing of the past; not just in super corrosive tropical environments like Thailand, but also in the UK. Sarah Stirling finds out more.
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UIAA Safety Commission meeting in Bristol

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13/06/2014

For the first time since 1996, the UIAA Safety Commission met in the UK, hosted by the BMC. The Commission meeting, which ran from the 4th - 6th June in Bristol, worked both on new safety standards for mountaineering equipment and revisions to the existing UIAA Safety Labels.
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UIAA issue anchor corrosion warning

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28/06/2012

The UIAA Safety Commission has issued an update to a warning notice originally sent out in 2009, regarding the danger of environmental degradation of bolt anchors. This update warns that the problem is more widespread than originally thought.
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SKILLS

Belaying & Abseiling leaflet

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27/06/2011

The new edition of the BMC's belaying and abseiling leaflet has some important changes.
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INTERNATIONAL

UIAA Training Standards Seminar 2008 report

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25/06/2008

Participants from 13 countries met in Wales to discuss the importance of international training standards and exchanged experiences on developing training programmes.
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Climbers Survey: Head injuries & helmets

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04/09/2007

Have you ever had a bang to the head, or worse, when climbing? If you have, please take a couple of minutes to complete our quick and easy online survey.
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Head injury survey launched

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04/09/2007

The BMC has launched a new online survey, asking climbers if they have ever had an impact to the head whilst climbing.
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Rope markings explained

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30/03/2001

With an ever increasing choice from manufacturers, the hardest part about buying a dynamic climbing rope can be deciphering what’s on offer, and understanding how it relates to your chosen activity. The days of simply choosing 9mm or 11mm are long gone, and from a light single to a heavy half, things can get very confusing.
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