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Mountain tiger: a tribute to Tom Ballard

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

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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YOUTH & EQUITY

Staggering record of female-led adventure entries to the 2019 Women in Adventure Film Competition

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16/01/2019

We’ve been flooded with a wave of fantastic fresh entries to the fifth annual BMC TV & Womenclimb Women in Adventure Film Competition. A whopping 33 films were entered this year, with a £1,200 prize pool up for grabs. The busy filmmakers and athletes have put down their cameras, taken off their trainers and are ready to share their doses of adventure with you.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

BMC Student Safety Seminar 2019

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11/03/2019

The BMC Student Safety and Good Practice Seminar is a must if you're involved in running a student climbing, hill walking or mountaineering club. The seminar will be held at Plas y Brenin in North Wales on Saturday 12th and Sunday the 13th of October 2019.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Winter returns this weekend warns Mountaineering Scotland

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28/02/2019

Weekend forecasts show snow is set to return in the mountains, with freezing levels dropping to as low as 800m in the Scottish Highlands and 600m in the Lake District over the weekend, according to the Met Office.
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SKILLS

Exclusive Ski and Mountaineering Boot Fittings with Snow+Rock’s In-Store Experts

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27/02/2019

Snow+Rock’s experts have been fitting boots for over 30 years; whether you’re a regular on the slopes or just starting to get serious about skiing, they’ll be able to find you the perfect pair of boots and tailor them to fit your feet in specialist boot fitting labs.
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GENERAL

Arc’teryx Big Mountain Weekend 2019

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22/02/2019

The Arc’teryx Big Mountain Weekend will be taking place from the 3rd - 5th May at the Sticklebarn in the beautiful Langdale Valley, Lake District. The aim of the event is to educate, share and improve skills necessary for enjoying the mountains and crags safely.
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SKILLS

Montane BMC Alpine Adventure Tour 2019

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19/02/2019

Get ready for your alpine adventures at one of our Montane BMC Alpine Skills Lectures this May
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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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202/03/2019BMC London & SE Area Hill Walk – Surrey Hills
Haslemere rail station
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1212/03/2019BMC Cymru North Wales Area Meeting
YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass
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1515/03/2019Climbing 4 All Charity Fundraiser
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1616/03/2019BMC South West Area Meeting
The Quay Climbing Centre
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1919/03/2019A BRIEF GOLDEN LIGHT
Skiddaw Hotel
2020/03/2019BMC Peak Area Meeting
The Maynard
2121/03/2019BMC London & South East Area Meeting & Olie Hunter Smart talk
The Old King's Head
2222/03/2019ShAFF: Sheffield Adventure Film Festival sponsored by the BMC
The Showroom Cinema
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2525/03/2019BMC Yorkshire Area Meeting
The Wheatley Arms
2626/03/2019Dennis Gray lecture: A History of Climbing in West Yorkshire – London
The Alpine Club
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3030/03/2019Climbers Against Cancer: Mountain March fundraising weekend
Climbers Against Cancer
3131/03/2019BMC AGM 2019
The Devonshire Dome
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606/04/2019Youth Open Lead Competition
Big Depot Climbing
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