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Nicky Spinks becomes the first person to run a Double Paddy Buckley Round

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Nicky Spinks becomes the first person to run a Double Paddy Buckley Round

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20/05/2019

Can you imagine running 61 miles over 47 of Wales' toughest mountains and then turning around and running back again? That's just what 51-year-old beef farmer, Nicky Spinks, did last weekend. The run completes a trilogy: the breast cancer survivor is the first person to have completed double rounds of all three of the British 24-hour mountain running challenges: she ran a double Charlie Ramsay Round in July 2018 and a double Bob Graham in 2016.
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Finlay Wild Breaks Records for Welsh 3000ers and Snowdon Horseshoe

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17/05/2019

This week Finlay Wild set a new record for the Welsh 3000ers - a record that hadn't been broken in 31 years. His time? 4:10:48. The previous record (4:19) was set by under-the-radar fell running hero, Colin Donnelly, in 1988. On the same trip Finlay also set a new record for the Snowdon Horseshoe - avoiding the queues by getting up at the crack of dawn and charging round in 1:20:16 armed with just a gel and a windshirt.
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RIP Edwin Drummond 1945 - 2019

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09/05/2019

Edwin Drummond, one of the greatest characters ever to grace the British climbing scene, died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and bowel cancer on the 23rd of April. He combined philosophy, talent and a greatly individual approach to leave an immense physical and literary legacy that includes the classic climb A Dream of White Horses.
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Top 5 highlights of BMC ShAFF 2019

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03/04/2019

What a ride! There was a bash, and then a smash, followed by some VR soloing and big screen adventuring at the BMC Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2019. We had a blast and we hope you did too – here are our highlights of the festival. What was your best bit?
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7 of the best Munros for beginners

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01/04/2019

The mountaineer Sir Hugh Munro died in 1919, entirely unaware of quite what a mountain of obsession he had started with his ‘Munros Tables’: a list of Scottish mountains over 3000ft that he had published in 1891. 100 years on, Munro-bagging is a popular hobby and ticking all 282 remains a considerable achievement. To get you started or to bump up your ticklist, here are seven of the easiest Munros on the list.
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Margo Hayes: secrets to climbing 9a+

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29/03/2019

A couple of weeks ago, Margo Hayes redpointed her third 9a+, Papichulo at Oliana in Spain; this time belayed by her boyfriend Alex Megos. Back in 2017, a lot of talented and hardworking women were gunning to be the first to climb 9a+. Margo Hayes was not on anyone’s shortlist when she ticked La Rambla in Siurana, Spain that February. By September that same year she had climbed another 9a+, Biographie at Ceuse. Now she’s ticked her third. How does she do it?
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Mountain tiger: a tribute to Tom Ballard

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13/03/2019

Tom Ballard, a prolific and talented British climber, died on Nanga Parbat with his Italian climbing partner Daniele Nardi. We pay tribute to Tom, the son of another very talented climber who also died in the mountains: Alison Hargreaves.
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