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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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SKILLS

Near-miss and incident reporting system goes live

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11/04/2019

The BMC has launched an Incident and Near-miss reporting system for walkers, climbers and mountaineers in partnership with Mountaineering Scotland and Mountaineering Ireland.
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MEDICAL

BMC/BMMS Mountain Medicine weekend 2019

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12/02/2019

Join top doctors for a weekend of UK and high altitude first aid in Hathersage this June.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

New members wanted for Peak District & Lake District National Park Authorities

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29/04/2019

Would you like to play a leading role in conserving and enhancing the natural beauty and special qualities of our most treasured landscapes? Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is inviting applications from individuals to join four National Park Authorities, as Secretary of State Members.
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CLUBS

Student Clubs New Committee Members webinar

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16/04/2019

Join us on Facebook Live on Wednesday 8th May for essential info for new Student Club committees!
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Win a guided rock climbing session with BMC Ambassador James McHaffie

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05/04/2019

We're offering you the chance to win a half-day of guided rock climbs and coaching in Langdale, Lake District with experienced Lakeland climber and BMC Ambassador James McHaffie.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Coming soon: the BMC Northumberland Festival

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04/04/2019

After the last hugely successful BMC NE Festival, which took place in 2017, we're back for another weekend of NE action. The event will take place on the second weekend in May this year - this time in Northumberland. It promises to be a great weekend of walking, climbing, bouldering, eating and drinking, based at at Greencarts Farm Campsite, between Hexham and Wark. We're very excited to have Mark Savage speaking at the event, with tales and photos of beautiful boulders, routes and landscapes from all over the county. Organiser Franco Cookson has all the details...
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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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