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Blencathra has been sold. Or has it?

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Blencathra has been sold. Or has it?

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07/07/2014

Despite Blencathra appearing to have been sold to a private buyer, campaigners hoping to buy it on behalf of the public have not given up yet.
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COMPETITIONS

BMC Summer Open Youth Event comes to London on 25 and 27 July - Enter Online

The summer competition of the year is the BMC Open Youth Event. The leading event will be held on Friday 25 July at the White Spider, London, and the bouldering event will be held on Sunday 27 July at the Arch Climbing Centre, London. ONLINE ENTRY NOW OPEN
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LOCAL AREAS

Give it some welly: join our summer of climbing and walking festivals

Put some welly into your summer with our climbing and walking festivals. There’s hard rock if you want it, and maybe even some smelly (peat) bogs.
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COMPETITIONS

Shauna Coxsey: second in the world

She's 21. She's from Runcorn. And now she's ranked second in the world. Congratulations to Shauna Coxsey on a stunning overall silver place in this year's IFSC Bouldering World Cup.
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Was this the biggest day out in UK climbing history?

SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Was this the biggest day out in UK climbing history?

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26/06/2014

On 23 June, James McHaffie soloed 100 Extreme climbs, racking up an incredible total of 160 E points, 2,976m of rock climbing and making it to Oddfellows in Keswick for last orders. Sarah Stirling catches up with him and gets a first look at his tick list.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Summit magazine: now free to download for all members

The summer issue of Summit magazine is now out. We’ve crammed it full of summer fun, features and free gear. But did you know that all BMC members (including club members) can now download every issue for free with our new app?
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LOCAL AREAS

BMC Stanage Festival a success

The Stanage Festival saw a good turnout despite some slightly British weather with masterclasses, climbing challenge, BBQ and lecture well attended.
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GENERAL

Five reet grand places to watch t’Tour de Yorkshire

Put on a brew and get ready wi’ the pie and peas – the Tour de France is coming to god’s own county this weekend. Abaht bloody time too.
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Kendal Mountain Festival goes ‘On The Edge’

LOCAL AREAS

Kendal Mountain Festival goes ‘On The Edge’

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03/07/2014

Kendal Mountain Festival is expanding out from its established November dates for the first time by adding a summer event. Kendal Mountain Festival On The Edge takes place on 25-27 July in Langdale, in the heart of the Lake District.
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COMPETITIONS

Climbing heads to Youth Olympic Games in August

The IFSC has announced that sport climbing will be present in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China from 17-27 August as a showcased sport.
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MEDICAL

Mountain Medicine - the future

BMC Honorary Medical Advisor Dr David Hillebrandt reports on the largest gathering of mountain medicine experts in the world, held in Bolzano, Italy in late May.
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COMPETITIONS

Flying start in France for GB paraclimbers

The GB Paraclimbing Team made a great start to the 2014 season at the IFSC Paraclimbing Cup competition in Laval, France last week. Team manager Graeme Hill reports.
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LATEST BMC VIDEOS

INTERNATIONAL

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Mina Leslie-Wujastyk: Rocklands 2013

25/09/2013

In the summer of 2013 Mina Leslie-Wujastyk spent six weeks in Rocklands, South Africa. Over the coming weeks BMC TV will release four short films showing some of her accomplishments whilst there. From highballs to lowballs, crimps to slopers, tech to burl, follow Mina on her journey to battle frustration and reap the rewards in one of the most beautiful, picturesque climbing areas in the world. This trailer will whet your appetite for what's to come!
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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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One dog and his man

22/05/2013

While dogs might make us think about waggy tails and man’s best friend, some pooches can wreak havoc in the countryside both for natural inhabitants and other climbers. Let this film remind you of the need to make sure your dog is behaving himself. Good boy!
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303/07/2014Dave MacLeod lecture – Manchester
The Mountain Equipment Store
404/07/2014BMC Cornish Climbing Festival 2014
The Count House
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606/07/2014Rock Out (1 Day): Redpoint Climbing Centre
Redpoint Climbing Centre
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1111/07/2014BMC North East Climbing & Walking Festival
Highburn House Country Holiday Park
1212/07/2014Rock Out (2 Day): Redpoint Climbing Centre
Redpoint Climbing Centre
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2121/07/2014Rock Out - 5 Day - Rock Action/Thornbridge Outdoors
Thornbridge Outdoors
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2525/07/2014BMC Open Youth Event - Lead
White Spider Climbing Centre
2626/07/2014BMC Bristol Climbing Festival
Avon Gorge
2727/07/2014BMC/MCS Junior British Bouldering Championships 2014 - Round 3 (Final)
The Biscuit Factory
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202/08/2014Rock Out (1 Day): Redpoint Climbing Centre
Redpoint Climbing Centre
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