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A guide to passive protection

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A guide to passive protection

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15/12/2017

Passive protection forms a key component in the equipment used by the traditional rock climber, the alpinist and the winter climber. If you'd like to find out more about nuts, hexentrics and the other varieties of passive protection on offer, then read on and download our free, handy guide.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC objects to proposed zipwire development at Thirlmere

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12/12/2017

A Planning Application has recently been submitted for a zipwire which could impact greatly on the landscape character and tranquillity of Thirlmere in the Lake District. The BMC is asking its members to write to the planning authority opposing these plans. Deadline for submissions is 2nd January 2018.
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MEMBERSHIP

For sick days: 15% off BMC Alpine & Ski Travel Insurance

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03/12/2017

For sick days: BMC Travel Insurance comes with £10 million emergency medical cover. Knock yourself out. And this winter, get 15% off all single-trip Alpine & Ski policies in Europe.
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SKILLS

Winter skills films series four: climbing grade III

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29/11/2017

Winter has come. It’s time to dust off your ice tools and polish your aspirations. And if you want to leave the easier gullies behind and head onto technical ground this season, then check out our new winter skills films.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Alan Hinkes regales Westminster crowd to rally support for Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million

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24/11/2017

A plush Westminster room on a London evening may seem an unlikely place to be rallying support for our hills and mountains, but when you get about 130 avid outdoor fans together, chuck in some free wine and sprinkle a few Alan Hinkes jokes, it does the trick.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Winter is Coming (and it's not just for guys)

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13/12/2017

Think you need to be macho to get out in winter? Think again. Mary-Ann Ochota profiles a week of winter training for female walkers, mountaineers and climbers, led by the country’s top female instructors.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Leo Houlding snow-kiting Antarctica and the Organ Pipe Peaks

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12/12/2017

Leo Houlding is currently in Antarctica with Jean Burgun, an alpinist and cutting edge snow-kiter from the French Alps who ‘kites to ascend low technicality alpine climbs in minutes’, and Mark Sedon, a filmmaker and experienced mountain guide from New Zealand. They are three weeks into a three month trip. The plan is a 2000km traverse of the continent using traditional sledge-hauling on cross country skis, but with a modern twist - snow kites to help pull them along. The trip also has a climbing objective: the team are currently exploring the Organ Pipe Peaks in the Gothic Mountains.
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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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UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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2727/11/2017Yorkshire Area Meeting & Area AGM and James McHaffie talk
The Wheatley Arms
2828/11/2017Make Winter Count: Skills Lecture (London)
University College London
2929/11/2017Lakes Area Meeting & Area AGM
Hawkshead Brewery
3030/11/2017North East Area Meeting
Honest Lawyer Hotel
101/12/2017Wideboyz: A Night Of Crack – Sheffield
Abbeydale Picture Hosue
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