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Helinox & White Mountaineering Team for Upgraded Camping Gear By Helinox," the collection includes a set of chairs, a tent, portable shelter and even a collaborative tee. Each stowable item is crafted from camouflage-patterned 150 denier polyester ripstop, ensuring resistance to the elements. The printed T-shirt is accompanied by an embroidered cap, both featuring the illustrative W.M.B.C.

Notes from the BMC Board June meeting Notes from the recent meeting of the BMC Board. The first of the new style briefings to our members from the BMC Board from interim chair, Simon McCalla. These aim to let BMC members know the key themes discussed at each Board meeting and any important decisions that can be made public.

New E9 6c by Adam Hocking: Blood Eagle Adam Hocking has grabbed the first ascent of a 'last great problem' on Eagle Crag, Buttermere. Blood Eagle weighs in at E9 6c and takes the very overhanging wall above the descent gully. Adam had noticed the gully wall about ten years ago. He told UKC:.

How Do Climbing Helmets Protect Your Head? The Current Status of Helmet Protection. Currently, all climbing and mountaineering helmets provide a certain level of protection that helps protect the top of the head from falling objects. This level of protection is guaranteed by the requirements of the EN 12492 and UIAA 106 standards.

PRODUCT NEWS: The Rab Guide to Summer Softshells In fact, it feels like it's been here for a while. With our waterproofs safely stowed away under the stairs until Autumn, we thought we'd take some time to talk about the oft overlooked stalwart of the climber's wardrobe; the softshell.

PRESS RELEASE: Osprey wins company award and Jonathan Petty promoted to Marketing Director Osprey Europe has been recognised in two separate company awards for the second year running. In May 2018 Osprey was listed again in the 'London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies to inspire Britain' report. Hot on the heels of this award, the company featured 136th in the annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.

Win Grangers kit worth over £80 Committed to keeping you warm, safe and dry, Grangers has supported world class climbers and explorers - including the first ascent of Everest - for over 80 years with the best protection possible.

Mount Everest becomes world's highest rubbish dump due to commercial mountaineering; water sources in valleys likely to be affected Scotland tied with Ireland. T20I Tri-Series in Netherlands, 2018. IRE Vs SCO. Ireland beat Scotland by 46 runs. Australia in England, 5 ODI Series, 2018. ENG Vs AUS. England beat Australia by 38 runs. Sri Lanka in West Indies, 3 Test Series, 2018. WI Vs SL.

Janhukot first ascent in Indian Himalaya by British expedition British mountaineers Malcolm Bass, Paul Figg and Guy Buckingham have made the first ascent of Janhukot a remote, hitherto unclimbed peak beyond the well-known mountain Shivling, at the end of the long Gangotri glacie in the Indian Garhwal Himalaya.

Mt. Shasta spring climb I've been doing a real bad job getting outside in California, but I finally took a little time off and headed up to Mount Shasta about a month ago. Mike had 5 days off of work, my dad drove down from Corvallis, and we converged on Shasta for a weekend climb.

Tmb Day 2. Les Contimenes To Les Chapieux Based in Aviemore, The Cairngorms, Highlands of Scotland. Gary Hodgson runs Tarmachan Mountaineering, providing instruction and guided walking all year round. This is my regularly updated blog including the latest snow conditions in winter. Day two on the TMB with the lovely Chang family.

The Celtman Extreme Triathlon June 2018, what an event. It was an incredible idea to organise an Extreme Triathlon in Scotland and a few had their doubts, including myself. A few thought that to run such an event on the West Coast was bold and questions like would the infrastructure in the Torridon area cope, the tiny single track roads and where would it be held!

British Mountaineering Council's new president Lynn Robinson: lots of work to do "I indoor climb including competition bouldering. I'm very proud to be part of our local veteran bouldering league and competition. "So in that respect, I just love being outside, whether it's walking up Kinder or whether it's down my local wall.

Fathers Day - Thanks Dad. - Many would not believe that I had a minister as my father a "Fire and Brimstone minister" a tee - totaller. I looking back had a great child hood though, though we had very little money in a big manse in Ayr, Yet he was a good Dad loved sport, football and the mountains.

Historic AGM sees new constitution and Lynn Robinson become first female BMC president A groundbreaking AGM sees new constitution adopted and Lynn Robinson become the BMC's first-ever female president. The 2018 BMC AGM took place on Saturday 16 June at the Castle Green hotel, Kendal. This AGM was long-awaited and didn't disappoint: giving the largest proxy voting turnout of any BMC AGM.

BMC AGM Results - 92% Option A, Lynn Robinson President In the battle between the two proposed BMC constitutional changes, the membership voted overwhelmingly for Option / Proposal A - 92% in favour out of nearly 7000 votes - at the AGM in Kendal this weekend. 6% voted Option B and 2% against both choices, in what was the largest ever vote at a BMC AGM.

The Mystery of Dyatlov Pass by Svetlana Oss Here we have an account of the fascinating Dyatlov Pass incident of February 1959, which came to light for many outside of Russia with the advent of the internet.

Katrin Lehmann boulders Kryptos, only second woman to send 8C German climber Katrin Lehmann has taken the climbing world by storm with her repeat of Kryptos, a boulder problem in the small Morchelstock bouldering area in the Swiss Jura established in 2009 by Franz Widmer and graded 8C.

Win 1 of 2 DMM 7 + 8 Dragon Cams DMM's Dragon Cam family has just got bigger with the addition of the large sized 7 and 8 Dragons. They share many of the standout features of their brethren such as the 13.75° camming angle, extendable sling and TripleGrip.

Celtman Extreme Triathlon today - all the best to all the competitors and those who look after them. I woke early and think of all the Celtman and women who are now ready for the swim in Loch Torridon 3.2 kilometre early this morning then they are off for a 202 kilometre cycle and then the run over Beinn Eighe. I travel up for a just after midday to help man a post on the Coire Dubh path with the Torridon Mountain Rescue Team.

The Indestructibles: Rannveig Aamodt Then Aamodt hit the cliffline and the memories flooded back in; she wanted to reclimb the route she’d almost died on. “I was scared out of my mind; I was hyperventilating. I couldn’t take control of the fear climbing it, ” says Aamodt.

FRI NIGHT VID: Mina Leslie-Wujastyk TEDx Talk This week's Friday Night Video is a TEDx talk featuring none other than Mina Leslie-Wujastyk. Using climbing as her narrative, Mina explores the ideas of determination, dealing with adversity and achieving big goals.

Colin Haley dashes up Denali Cassin Ridge in record-breaking 8 hours 7 minutes Ascents of one of the most coveted alpine routes in the world usually take between 3 - 7 days and after his race upwards Haley commented that he was "happy and proud" of this achievement. Understandably. Colin, let's start with the route.

British First Ascent of Janhukot in Garhwal Himalaya Malcolm Bass, Paul Figg and Guy Buckingham have made the first ascent of Janhukot, a remote, unclimbed peak at the upper end of the Gangotri Glacier, via a technical route on the southwest buttress leading to the 'elegant and complex' south ridge.

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