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Feeling peaky? Get 25% off Alpine and Ski insurance

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Feeling peaky? Get 25% off Alpine and Ski insurance

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14/05/2018

Feeling peaky? Take BMC Alpine and Ski insurance with 25% off this summer. That works out at annual cover for £141!
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Access news: BMC launches new RAD app

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03/04/2018

Just launched: a shiny new RAD app that's much more functional than previous versions and works across iOS and Android devices. New features like navigation to parking, massively improved searches and weather/tidal information should make it your new best friend. Oh and did we mention it's free to download? Here's the full story...
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Edward and his Mum versus the Old Man of Hoy

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14/06/2018

Edward Mills, an eight-year-old from the Caithness in the Scottish Highlands, became the youngest person to climb the Old Man of Hoy on Friday last week, raising nearly £30,000 in the process for Climbers Against Cancer.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The best 4000m peaks in Switzerland for beginners

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01/06/2018

What's the best 4000m peak in the Alps for beginners? We asked five British Mountain Guides who are based in the Alps this question - Tim Blakemore, Jon Bracey, Matt Helliker, Andy Perkins and Tania Noakes. All of them picked a peak in Switzerland - testament to the concentration of excellent peaks of that altitude there.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Big names: 6 BMC ex-Presidents, 2 Patrons and our best sport climber support Option A in BMC vote

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31/05/2018

We need your help to build a better BMC. We're asking all our members to vote in a new constitution from two options. And now, six BMC ex-Presidents, two Patrons and Britain's best sport climber have come together to collectively support Option A.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Free beer at the BMC and Montane Skills Camp at Keswick Mountain Festival

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24/05/2018

Meet a medley of mountain-loving outdoor-adventure people again at the Keswick Mountain Festival. The BMC is back and we’ll be running skills workshops, films, talks, music and quizzes until the stars come out. What’s more, there’s free beer for BMC members.
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HUTS

Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut AGM 2018

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23/05/2018

The 2018 AGM for the management committee of the Alex MacIntyre Memorial hut was held on Saturday 14th April.
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LATEST MOUNTAINEERING VIDEOS

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Deadly quickdraws

25/07/2013

Avoid dangerous quickdraw combinations using open slings and rubber keepers. This video highlights the issues, read the full article here: http://www.thebmc.co.uk/deadly-quickdraws-open-sling-rubber-band-accident?s=2
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

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Climbing Information Films: Birds

08/02/2013

Don't ruffle feathers by ignoring climbing restrictions this spring. The consequences could be owl-ful. Find out about latest crag access at thebmc.co.uk/rad or download our new android app at thebmc.co.uk/androidrad.
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GEAR

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Caring for equipment

23/01/2013

Taken from the BMC Rock Essentials DVD, this film explains the basic steps needed to make sure that your climbing gear such rope, harness and helmet is safe to use. It shows some useful tips on how and when to check your gear, when to retire it, and where to get more information from manufacturers. More on the Rock Essentials DVD here: thebmc.co.uk/rock-climbing-essentials-dvd?s=2
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Manchester Climbing Centre
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