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The making of Bonington Mountaineer

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The making of Bonington Mountaineer

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15/11/2017

Journeying through the life of Britain's most famous mountaineer, Chris Bonington, the new documentary film Bonington Mountaineer will premiere at Kendal Mountain Festival this weekend. To describe how the idea was born, Brian Hall takes us back to Chris's 80th birthday celebration to reclimb a line he first did almost 50 years before – The Old Man of Hoy.
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GEAR

Fixe announce recall of PLX bolt hangers

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09/11/2017

On October 25th manufacturer Fixe announced a recall of PLX bolt hangers, after reports of unexpected corrosion of hangers placed in a marine environment.
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SKILLS

How to prepare for winter mountaineering

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08/11/2017

Mountaineering Scotland urges hill walkers and climbers to stay safe and prepare properly to enjoy what, for many, is the most rewarding season of the year. That's right, winter is coming, so use the wealth of online information before heading for the hills.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

What to do at Kendal: the best BMC goodies

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07/11/2017

Kendal Mountain Festival is nearly here. And this year, we’re going big: so here's what to do. Come over to the BMC stand in the Kendal Basecamp to discover our awesome schedule of films and talks, get the lowdown on our free gear giveaways, find out more about our latest work and see the range of flashy new BMC Shop kit.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Steep skiing in the Southern Hemisphere with Ben Briggs

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06/11/2017

While we are wondering how far into spring the skiing will get going in the Alps this season, steep skier Ben Briggs had a different idea. He is currently enjoying 'fantastic snow' and 'cold powder' in New Zealand's Southern Alps, and finding some really wild steep skiing, so wild that some of it has never been skied before...
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Strathfarrar Estate: winter access arrangements

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01/11/2017

Are you intending to visit Strathfarrar Estate in the Scottish Highlands this winter? Read on to find out how to access this remote and beautiful area, as vehicular access to the estate is subject to seasonal conditions.
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CLUBS

Club snippets

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30/10/2017

Want a quick check on the latest club news? Find it here.
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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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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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404/11/2017Roaches Crag Clean-up: volunteers needed
Roaches Gate
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1111/11/2017BMC London & SE Area Hill Walk – North Downs Way
Reigate railway station
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1616/11/2017Kendal Mountain Festival 2017
Brewery Arts Centre
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2020/11/2017North West Area Meeting & Area AGM
The Anderton Centre
2121/11/2017Make Winter Count: Skills Lecture (Snowdon)
YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass
2222/11/2017Peak Area Meeting & Area AGM and Annual Quiz
The Maynard
2323/11/2017London & South East Area Meeting & Area AGM and Jo Bradshaw talk
The Old King's Head
2424/11/2017An Evening with Nigel ‘Mr Frostbite’ Vardy – Brighouse
Bradley Wood Activity Centre
2525/11/2017South West Area Meeting & Area AGM
The Nova Scotia Hotel
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2727/11/2017Yorkshire Area Meeting & Area AGM and James McHaffie talk
The Wheatley Arms
2828/11/2017Make Winter Count: Skills Lecture (London)
University College London
2929/11/2017Lakes Area Meeting & Area AGM
Hawkshead Brewery
3030/11/2017North East Area Meeting
Honest Lawyer Hotel
101/12/2017Wideboyz: A Night Of Crack – Sheffield
Abbeydale Picture Hosue
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303/12/2017Training Day for Club Committee Members / Officers
The BMC

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