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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Jasmin Taylor, a telemark Eddie the Eagle and our best hope for the winter Olympics?

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09/03/2018

Jasmin Taylor won more medals at World skiing level last winter than any other British athlete, and this season is going down in similar fashion. The first Brit to ever win a World Championship medal in telemark skiing (which she has now achieved twice), she's a sort of modern day Eddie the Eagle, flying the flag for Brits in this niche sub-genre of skiing, and setting her hopes on winning the Olympics.
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Uisdean Hawthorn: new winter record on the Cuillin Ridge

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28/02/2018

On Monday, 24-year-old Uisdean Hawthorn trotted across Skye's iconic Cuillin Ridge in 4 hours 57 minutes, knocking more than 1 hour 15 minutes off the previous winter record, set by Finlay Wild and Tim Gomersall in February 2016. Sarah Stirling interviews the Scot, who can see Skye from his house. Uisdean is better known for his climbing exploits but is also a keen mountain runner.
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25 mistakes NOT to make when Scottish winter climbing

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16/02/2018

From the serious to the seriously funny, Greg Boswell, Uisdean Hawthorn, Ross Hewitt and other experienced Scottish winter climbers offer their top advice - on what NOT to do.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Have a wild Valentine’s: 14 dos and don’ts of wild camping

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13/02/2018

We’d like to wish everyone a wild Valentine’s Day! One way to make it even wilder is to enter our competition to win a lightweight tent and cooking set, perfect for spending a romantic evening with your loved one stargazing in a wild camp. We’re here to tell you a few dos and don’ts of wild camping.
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SKILLS

Do I need crampons? Planning your winter walk

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31/01/2018

Do I need crampons for a walk in winter conditions? There’s no definitive answer, but if you’re going for anything more adventurous than a winter walk on the beach, then the answer is: ‘Yes, probably.’
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5 of the best Scottish winter routes

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25/01/2018

The first in a new mini-series. A bit of Scottish winter climbing history, plus a range of classic routes from Grade II to V, complete with big stunning photos and brief descriptions. You're welcome.
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Returning for 2018: BMC Members' Handbook Photo Competition

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18/01/2018

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! All entries to our 2018 Members' Photo Competition have the chance to win awesome prizes from our recommended retail partners Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock, and the best photos even get published in this year's Handbook.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

NEW: Helvellyn winter conditions monitoring system

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04/01/2018

A new winter conditions monitoring system has been setup on the Red Tarn Face of Helvellyn, providing hourly temperature data for air and turf to help winter climbers assess likely conditions before arriving at the crag.
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SKILLS

How to use: the Be Avalanche Aware app launched by SAIS

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03/01/2018

The latest tool for winter adventurers is a handy app with a host of features to help you stay safe in the mountains. Find out how to use the Be Avalanche Aware App that was recently launched by the Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS).
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Winter solstice: 4 walks to enjoy the long night

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21/12/2017

Winter is here. 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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