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Black Diamond recall carabiners and slings

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Black Diamond recall carabiners and slings

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05/02/2016

Black Diamond have issued two voluntary recalls for select items of equipment including carabiners and nylon slings. Quickdraw sets comprising affected carabiners are also included in the recall. Find out how to check if your gear is affected and what to do below.
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Using micro crampons and mini spikes for winter hill walking

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23/01/2016

Micro crampons or mini spikes have become a popular alternative to walking crampons with many winter hill walkers, but do they offer enough security for the changeable ground conditions found in our winter mountains? Discover what the experts think in our article below, and make up your own mind.
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5 bits of alpine kit that could save your life

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11/01/2016

If you’re feeling a little adventurous this winter and can’t handle a few months without climbing, then jumping onto Alpine territory might seem like the next option. Of course, we can’t just rely on our summer racks to see us through these tough environments, so what should we consider bringing?
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Packing your rucksack: for the winter warriors

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18/12/2015

Heading to the snowy hills this winter? Make sure you don’t leave anything crucial behind by reading our latest winter guide below.
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Top five last-minute gift ideas for climbers and walkers

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16/12/2015

Forgot to buy the climber or walker in your life a special gift? Don't panic, we've put together some thoughtful gift sets that also happen to be bargains. The last post date is 18 December, so shop now before it really is too late...
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Would you just look at those layers

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11/12/2015

We all know that miserable cold and wet weather is going to be the theme of winter over the next few months, so you best get ready. The BMC's new series of Winter Guides will help you prepare for the worst. First off, let's take a look at what clothing you should be wearing and how you should layer it to prepare for the cold and wet.
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Harness guide for climbers and mountaineers

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10/12/2015

Choosing the right climbing harness is essential for both comfort and safety. Knowing how to use it and look after it are equally as important. Whether you're new to the sport or a grizzled veteran, our free, handy guide is packed full of useful info. Check it out now.
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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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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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Dan Middleton: testing to destruction at Kendal

23/11/2012

How strong is your climbing equipment? Witness the destruction as the BMC's Technical and Safety Officer Dan Middleton takes his sling-breaker roadshow to the Kendal Film Festival
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