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Down with animal cruelty: The no fluff story

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Down with animal cruelty: The no fluff story

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20/09/2017

Is wearing down set to become as controversial as wearing animal fur? As animal welfare charity PETA campaigns for it to be banned, Sarah Stirling finds out the facts behind the feathers.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to climb the Matterhorn

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08/08/2017

The Matterhorn is surely the world’s most iconic peak. Its commanding, isolated position at the head of the valley is unique in the Alps and its claim to being one of the world’s most beautiful mountains is justified. Mountain Guide Tim Blakemore offers his top tips on reaching its summit successfully.
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Pack for Alpine adventure: with BMC travel insurance discounts

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13/07/2017

Heading off for an Alpine adventure? Stay safe and pack our BMC Travel Insurance, now with 25% off annual European Alpine & Ski policies!
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Only two 8,000ers left for Carlos Soria legendary Spanish mountaineer

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21/09/2017

At the tender age of 78, legendary Spanish mountaineer Carlos Soria is off to Nepal for his second attempt this year on Dhaulagiri. If he succeeds, it will be his 13th 8,000er, with only Shishapangma left to bag before taking the title of the oldest climber to join the 8,000 Club. We got Jules Stewart to catch Carlos for an interview.
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Online climbing gear: are you buying safe equipment?

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20/09/2017

It's becoming common to shop online rather than take time out from our busy lives to physically visit a shop. The convenience, range of choice, and often better prices, make buying online incredibly attractive. But don't be caught out: there are some nasty surprises awaiting the unwary!
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How to bag the Wainwrights: a beginner's guide

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18/09/2017

It's no easy feat, but with a little advice, organisation, knowledge and determination, climbing The Wainwright Fells is doable for almost anyone. Whether hills, peaks, or mountains are your bag, this beginner-friendly guide from Jamie Knop aims to teach you about the fells and how to plan for and complete them.
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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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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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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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202/09/2017BMC WiltonFest 2017
Wilton 2 Quarry
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505/09/2017North Wales Area Meeting & Nepal expedition talk
Vaynol Arms
606/09/2017Lakes Area Meeting
Kong Adventure
707/09/2017London & South East Area Meeting and Masha Gordon talk
The Old King's Head
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909/09/2017South West Area Meeting
The Moorland
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1111/09/2017Yorkshire Area Meeting & Paul Clarke talk
The Wheatley Arms
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1313/09/2017Peak Area Meeting
The Maynard
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1515/09/2017Pinnacle Club Open Meet – Snowdonia
Emily Kelly Hut
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Cefn Goch,
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2020/09/2017Mountainfilm on Tour – London
Royal Geographical Society
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2222/09/2017BMC Gower Climbing Festival 2017
Pitton Cross Caravan & Camping Park
2323/09/2017BMC Peak Area Hill Walk – Higher Shelf Stones and Bleaklow
The bus turn-around
2424/09/2017BMC Yorkshire Area Hill Walk – Crookrise Crag
Skipton Bus Station
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3030/09/2017BMC London & SE Area Hill Walk – Ditchling Beacon
Hassocks railway station
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