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Live report from base camp: the worst Everest disaster in history

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Live report from base camp: the worst Everest disaster in history

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26/04/2015

"All we are doing is waiting. Expecting another big shock. 200 missing on south side. Reports getting worse every hour..." A powerful earthquake has struck Nepal, causing extensive damage and triggering huge avalanches on Everest. Mountaineer and guide Sean James brings us an update from Base Camp. The death toll from the earthquake now exceeds 2000.
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Earthquake triggers avalanche on Everest

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26/04/2015

A powerful earthquake has struck Nepal, causing extensive damage and triggering huge avalanches on Everest. Up to 20 climbers and Sherpas are reported to have been killed at base camp, and the route through the icefall has been destroyed.
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Pete Graham and Ben Silvestre: how to climb a new route in Alaska

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22/04/2015

Brits Pete Graham and Ben Silvestre have climbed a new route on the east face of Jezebel, in the relatively unexplored east part of the Revelations Range at the south west end of the Alaska Range. Jezebel west summit 9650' has been climbed twice before, but the east summit 9450' and the east face were unclimbed.
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Sir Chris Bonington: winning a Piolet d'Or and his future climbing plans

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23/04/2015

Having just picked up the prestigious Piolet d'Or lifetime achievement award, BMC Patron Sir Chris Bonington tells us why the award is so special, offers advice on making a career out of climbing and reveals what climbs he's got his eye on next.
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Spanish make valiant attempt on the West Face of the Dru

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22/04/2015

Spanish climbers Josep Maria Esquirol and David Palmada made a spirited attempt to climb the centre of the rock scar on the west face of the Petit Dru, more or less along the line formerly taken by the American Direttissima.
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Edi Koblmüller (1946-2015)

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20/04/2015

The well-known Austrian high altitude mountaineer and guide, Edi Koblmüller, died in a blizzard whilst leading a group on Kazbek in the Georgian Caucasus.
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Eiger North Face attempt: Jerry’s Insulin Challenge 2015

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07/04/2015

Well-known alpinist Jerry Gore is teaming up with BMC Ambassador Calum Muskett to make a speed ascent of the Eiger North Face this spring. Aiming for between 6 to 8 hours instead of the usual 2 days, their attempt will take place between 20 April and 3 May 2015 and will raise money to help young diabetics in the Philippines.
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Mina Leslie-Wujastyk: Rocklands 2013

25/09/2013

In the summer of 2013 Mina Leslie-Wujastyk spent six weeks in Rocklands, South Africa. Over the coming weeks BMC TV will release four short films showing some of her accomplishments whilst there. From highballs to lowballs, crimps to slopers, tech to burl, follow Mina on her journey to battle frustration and reap the rewards in one of the most beautiful, picturesque climbing areas in the world. This trailer will whet your appetite for what's to come!
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BMC International Winter Meet 2012

08/11/2012

The BMC International Meet is a great opportunity for international climbers to visit Britain and enjoy the climbing and hospitality our great island has to offer. Likewise it is a fantastic opportunity for British climbers to meet like-minded people, enjoy good company, share common interests, meet new people, show off British climbing, and actually get out climbing. A report on the event can be seen at www.thebmc.co.uk/a-wild-week-bmc-winter-meet-report
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The Odyssey Trailer

02/11/2012

The trailer for The Odyssey: the new film from Hotaches about British trad climbing.
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Quay Climbing Centre
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