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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The avalanche forecaster: "I wouldn't recommend being avalanched to anyone"

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18/01/2017

In the first of six articles on the people who make the British winter, avalanche forecaster Kathy Grindrod describes what her job entails - and how a close shave in the past helped to sharpen her knowledge.
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SKILLS

The Ten Commandments of winter walking

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18/01/2017

A scripture-inspired guide to surviving and thriving in the British hills as a walker this winter. Go forth and play.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

BMC launches Members' Handbook Photo Competition

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06/01/2017

Are you a photography enthusiast? Or maybe you just can’t help taking pictures of the outdoors? Either way, we’re inviting all our members to send in your best photo to enter our competition for the 2017 BMC Handbook.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Off-piste skills: the essentials

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05/01/2017

Want to learn the most essential off-piste skills? Or perhaps you just need a quick refresh before your trip? Don't miss BMC TV's handy little series of three-minute videos starring IFMGA Mountain Guide Joe Vallone, as he demonstrates a number of crucial backcountry skills.
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SKILLS

Essential winter know-how

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23/12/2016

Heading for the hills this winter? Whether you're a seasoned winter warrior or just taking your first icy steps, we've got a mountain of essential skills & equipment advice right here on the BMC website.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Off-piste skiing: 10 ways to improve

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22/12/2016

A range of Chamonix's expert skiers offer their top tips to improve your off-piste: pro skier Ross Hewitt, Avalanche Academy Director and Mountain Guide Stuart McDonald, and off-piste skiing instructors Alison Culshaw and Dee O'Neill.
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INTERNATIONAL

BAIML descends on the alpine paradise of Chamonix

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20/12/2016

Who needs snow to have fun? With sunny and icy conditions in Chamonix, creativity on a range of eclectic workshops proved key at the 2016 British Association of International Mountain Leaders (BAIML) annual general meeting (AGM). Anne Arran, president of the BAIML, tells us how it went.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Winter solstice: 4 walks to enjoy the long night

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20/12/2016

Winter is coming! To get you in a festive wintery spirit, but not into the spirits just yet, we’ve come up with four of the best night walks to enjoy winter solstice – the shortest day of the year and the astronomical beginning of winter.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Avalanche auguries: the first SAIS report of the season

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15/12/2016

The wizardry involved in reading the portents of avalanches can be complex and sometimes even hazardous. With winter season nearly upon us, and with it the daily avalanche reports from the SAIS, we try and lift the veil on the dark arts of avalanche forecasting.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Early snow: where's the best for skiing in the Alps?

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14/12/2016

Due to unusually early thick dumps of snow, ski resorts across the Alps began opening in mid November this year. But where has the best snow? Sarah Stirling investigates.
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