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BMC Changes Name to Climb Britain

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The British Mountaineering Council (BMC), the national body in England and Wales for the promotion of the interests of hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers has decided it’s time for a re-brand and will be know as Climb Britain. Created in 1944, the council was formed to maintain the interests of…
July 26, 2016 |

Rated Guides Relaunches for 2015/16 Season

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After a re-design and time-out, working in conjunction with Mountain Guiding agencies, Rated Guides is relaunching for the upcoming Winter season. “Connecting qualified local mountain guides with potential clients at skiing, mountaineering & climbing destinations around the world is our goal, to ensure safe and enjoyable trips.”   For mountain…
October 15, 2015 |

Snow due across the French Alps

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With Tignes, France at present being the only mountain resort offering skiing with 5 lifts running on the Grand Motte Glacier, the Alps will appreciate the forthcoming snowfall. Tignes Webcam – Grand Motte Glacier Having been sunny on Monday and although somewhat cloudy at present if the snowfall delivers on…
October 13, 2015 |

World Snow Report – 29th September 2015

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With October knocking at the door, Summer lift timetables closing or already closed and some significant snowfalls in the Alps over the past week, we thought a round-up of recent snow reports from around the world was due. Time to dust off the gear and get ready for the winter…
September 29, 2015 |

Anniversary of Everest Avalanche in Nepal

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Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the terrible avalanche that claimed the lives of 16 Sherpas above Everest Base Camp. The memorial that took place to mark the sad day at the Nepal Mountaineering Association’s office was attended by over 200 friends, relatives and officials The incident on April 18th…
April 19, 2015 |

Everest Avalanche Claims the Lives of Sherpas – Rated Guides

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On Friday the 18th of April, an avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall on Mount Everest took the lives of 16 Sherpas, who were preparing the icefall for the upcoming climbing season, fixing ropes and ladders and bringing supplies to Camp 2.  According to survivors who witnessed the avalanche, a huge…
August 5, 2014 |

New Operator to Run Cairngorm Ski Centre from June 2014

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Starting in June this year, a new operator will take over the running and management of the Cairngorm Ski Centre.  It is currently run by Highlands and Islands Enterprises (HIE) under the company name of Cairngorm Mountain Ltd., but the reins will soon be handed to the holiday firm, Natural…
May 5, 2014 |

Mountain Training Launches New Course in Expedition Skills

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On the fourth of April, Mountain Training, the organisation that runs the well-known and popular UK wilderness training awards such as the Mountain Leader, Winter Mountain Leader, Single Pitch Award, Moorland Leader, Lowland Leader, et cetera, launched a new module specifically aimed at qualifying people to lead expedition groups on…
April 27, 2014 |

Funding for UK Mountain Rescue Teams

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There has been good news for Mountain Rescue Teams this past week.  The Westminster government announced to Parliament that it would pledge £250,000 to Mountain Rescue Teams in the fiscal year 2015-16.  The grants will be used towards training and equipment and, as Transport Minister Stephen Hammond stated, it will…
April 3, 2014 |
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