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Interview: winners of the 2020 Montane Spine Race

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Interview: winners of the 2020 Montane Spine Race

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22/01/2020

The notorious 268-mile (430km) Montane Spine Race started on Sunday 12 January 2020 at 8am. Competitors had seven days in which to complete the whole Pennine Way, resting when, and if, they needed to. This year, Storm Brendan's 80mph winds left some entrants navigating in the dark on their hands and knees. Bristol-based American, John Kelly, won the race overall in 87:53:57 while Sabrina Verjee (GBR) took home the women's trophy in 108:7:17.
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SKILLS

Scrambling in winter: tips and tricks for efficiency

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07/01/2020

In winter, Britain's bristling ridges are transformed. The heart-stopping exposure remains but the crowds depart. The challenges are heightened – a changeable array of snow, ice, rain and wind – but so, too, is the beauty. Scrambling in winter is a step up in every way: here are some tips from the pros for getting it right.
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MEMBERSHIP

15% off annual BMC Alpine & Ski Travel Insurance in Europe

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07/01/2020

In a tight spot? BMC Travel Insurance is serious about making sure our members are covered for any occurrence, which is why we provide £10 million emergency medical cover. And to sweeten the deal, this winter from 1 January get 15% off all annual Alpine & Ski policies in Europe.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC Hill Walking Event 2020

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20/12/2019

Bookings are now open for the BMC Hill Walking Event 2020!
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INTERNATIONAL

Alpinism gets recognition from UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of humanity

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18/12/2019

Alpinism has been added to UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). But what will it mean for those who take part in the sport, mountain guides or those who live in an alpine environment? Katy Dartford reports.
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MEMBERSHIP

Plas y Brenin: exclusive BMC member discounts

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13/12/2019

We’ve been working on some special offers for BMC members with our partners at Plas y Brenin, the National Outdoor Centre. Keep reading to discover how to access discounted skills courses for yourself or get a great deal when you take your club to Plas y Brenin.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What the BMC is deciding about unauthorised encampments and trespass

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22/01/2020

The BMC is aware of the Government consultation on “Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments” and will be submitting a formal response in due course. The deadline for submissions is 5 March 2020.
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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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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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