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What's been getting done on and off the ground: Autumn 2016

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What's been getting done on and off the ground: Autumn 2016

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28/09/2016

From the inaugral Women's Trad Fest to Julian Lines taking advantage of the full moon spring tides to DWS E7 at Gogarth; from the Wideboyz smashing the Staffordshire Nose Challenge to Joe Heeley's new E9 at Dovedale, it seems like a lot has been done recently, so here's a quick round up in social media posts from the climbers' own minds and fingers.
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7 reasons to try scrambling and where to start

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28/09/2016

"Light packs, lots of hills, and no cold and boring belays!" Scrambling aficionados offer their top reasons why you should give it a go this autumn, plus three favourite routes to whet your appetite.
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Livingstone and Hawthorn: third ascent of House-Anderson route on Mt Alberta

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21/09/2016

A few days ago, Tom Livingstone and Uisdean Hawthorn climbed the north face of Mount Alberta (3,691m). The route, first climbed by Steve House and Vince Anderson in 2008 and repeated by Nick Bullock and Will Sim two years ago, involves overhanging ice, steep dry tooling and loose mixed climbing up to M8. We called them in Canada to find out how it went.
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Top tips: How to go from walking to scrambling

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20/09/2016

Scrambling – the wobbly grey area that nestles between hiking and climbing. Whether you're hands-on-rock, or prefer to trudge up hands-in-pockets, it's a fun and faff-free way to tick off a summit. Here's how to make the step up, with top tips from instructors and experts.
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Britain's 8 best wildlife-spotting walks

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14/09/2016

From rutting stags to leaping salmon, this is one of the best times of year to witness majestic natural sights amid beautiful autumnal colours. That gave us an idea, so here’s a calendar of easy family walks giving you the chance to spot the best British wildlife spectacles year round: breeding puffins to red squirrels, reindeer to sea eagles, otters to dolphins.
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Trail running: Is it all in the mind?

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09/09/2016

Performance doesn't just come down to physiology — psychology plays a huge part, too. Mental training can make as big a difference as training physically for trail running. Don't miss these ten tricks for your mental toolkit, which do everything from boosting your mental toughness in races to helping you get the most enjoyment out of a trot on the trails.
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5 of the best alpine routes to aspire to

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02/09/2016

Have you climbed these? The next in our series of alpine ticklists. Claim one of these technical snow and mixed routes to alpine peaks and you can call yourself a real mountaineer.
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909/09/2016BMC North Wales Youth Meet
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1212/09/2016North Wales Area Meeting
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1919/09/2016Fast Track Instructor Scheme Open Day – Capel Curig
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