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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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What to take Icefall climbing

Adrian Nelhams talks to you about what's in his rucksack when he goes icefall climbing

16th November 2018
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Snow Shovels - advice and recommendations

Snow shovels have many uses in the mountains, such as making shelters, analysing the snow pack by digging a snow…

14th November 2018
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Expedition Climbing and Planning a Trip

Some thoughts that may be helpful when planning your trip or expedition.

12th November 2018
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