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Planning for the winter

Autumn marks a season of change. The darker nights’ drawing in allow us to reflect on our past climbing season.

15th October 2020
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On-sighting - Tips and Techniques

Verb - To climb a route that you’ve not climbed before, leading it from bottom to top without resting or…

3rd May 2020
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Red-Pointing - Tips and techniques

Verb - To climb a route from bottom to top cleanly without any artificial rests such as sitting on the…

3rd May 2020
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Climbing Motivation

Some thoughts on motivation and raising your climbing standard.

6th April 2020
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Which Boots do I need?

Boot and footwear choice represents perhaps the single most important decision of all when considering your mountaineering equipment.

5th February 2020
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IFMGA Mountain Guides

The International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA)

5th December 2019
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Some thoughts on rope choice linked into decision making

So, as a BMG IFMGA Mountain Guide and climber what ropes do I use?

22nd November 2019
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Leash or Leashless?

The new Black Diamond Reactor, The Petzl Ergonomic or Nomic and the Cassin X-Dream, are all modern ‘leashless’ ice climbing…

7th November 2019
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Traditional Climbing on a Single Rope

So, traditional climbing on a single rope - old school or maybe just a modern take on things?

6th November 2019
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Icefall Climbing This Winter

Looking ahead and starting to think about this winter season and Icefall climbing

1st November 2019
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Transceiver Group Check

Checking your transceiver and the transceivers of others in your group, before venturing out into avalanche terrain.

20th November 2018
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