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Nirmal Purja climbs all 14 of the world's highest peaks in six months

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Nirmal Purja climbs all 14 of the world's highest peaks in six months

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01/11/2019

The 36-year-old Nepalese mountaineer and former British Special Forces soldier summited Shishapangma (8,027m) at 08:59 on Tuesday 29 October. Beginning in April, the extraordinary mission had taken him 6 months and 7 days. Sarah Stirling has the whole story.
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CLUBS

Training for club committee members

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21/11/2019

This programme aims to provide training and advice to members and officers on club committees.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

BMC steps up at Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

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18/11/2019

It’s been another sensational Kendal Mountain Festival (KMF) with some of the best films, events and moments we’ve ever seen. Thanks to everyone that came down to our stand, we think we had the most successful KMF yet! We were on fire so let’s check out the highlights:
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PRESS

Five top moments not to miss at Kendal Mountain Festival

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11/11/2019

Heading to Kendal Mountain Festival this weekend? Here are our top five picks of events and films not to miss: from watching Emma Twyford's new film to checking out our new Climate Project.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Five unmissable films at Kendal Mountain Festival

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01/11/2019

Kendal Mountain Festival is just around the corner. To make sure you don’t miss the unmissable, we've put together our top five film picks.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Changing behaviours access conference 2019

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28/10/2019

There are still a few places remaining - this year the BMC access conference on Thursday 14 November will look at how we can influence positive behaviour in the outdoors in order to continue to care for the places we love.
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SKILLS

Mountain Training Cymru Update

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28/10/2019

Eisteddfod, Strategic Development and Walking Scheme Review
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LATEST MOUNTAINEERING VIDEOS

GEAR

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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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GEAR

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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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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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202/11/2019Sphagnum moss planting – Peak District
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808/11/2019Women in Adventure Film Evening with Eden Valley Mountaineering Club
George Hotel
909/11/2019West Bromwich MC coach meet – Black Mountains (open invitation to BMC members)
Edward Street car park
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1111/11/2019BMC North West Area Meeting & Area AGM
Sedgley Park Rugby Club
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1313/11/2019BMMS Science Day
Bamford Village Institute
1414/11/2019BMC Access Conference: Changing Behaviours
Spinningfields Conference Centre
1515/11/2019Kendal Mountain Festival
Brewery Arts Centre
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1919/11/2019BMC Cymru North Wales Area Meeting & Area AGM
Beacon Climbing Centre
2020/11/2019BMC Midlands Area Meeting & Area AGM
Old Edwardians Sports Club
2121/11/2019BMC London & SE Area Meeting & Area AGM & Jesse Dufton talk
The Old King's Head
2222/11/2019One Day As A Tiger: John Porter Lecture – Threlkeld
Blencathra Centre
2323/11/2019BMC South West Area Meeting & Area AGM & David Hillebrandt talk
The Quay Climbing Centre
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2626/11/2019BMC Cymru South Wales Area Meeting & Area AGM
Up and Under
2727/11/2019BMC Peak Area Meeting & Area AGM & Annual Quiz
The Norfolk Arms
2828/11/2019BMC North East Area Meeting & Area AGM
Newcastle Climbing Centre
2929/11/2019BMC Winter Skills Lecture: Cardiff
Cardiff University
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