Rachael Ashdown

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Starting Blocs - Magic Wood

"<b>The latest film from Topout Media featuring classic problems at accessible grades alongside the beautiful scenery of Magic Wood.</b>"<br>Video 14 …

Top 6 spicy scrambles in Britain

Short and sharp, or long and steep; there's no room for messing about here. You'll have to keep a cool head and a strong grip, as we bring you …

How to climb E1: 10 tips from a rock-god

Don't just dream. If you've been thinking of taking the plunge and getting extreme with your first E1, then now is the time. To help you on your way, …

First steps: 5 easy Alpine peaks

So you’ve sampled winter action in the UK, decided you're ready for the next step and booked flights for the Alps – but where to start? …

BMC Route Setting Workshop

If you want to learn about the fundamentals of route setting, then we've got the workshop for you!<p>The BMC Route Setting workshop is for anyone new to …

ARTICLE: Grade I Winter: 12 Must-Do Routes

You don't have to be a beginner to enjoy a classic grade I. From easy snow gullies in grand settings to famously airy ridges, these are some of the …

Women in Adventure - Kate Worthington

Women in Adventure – Kate Worthington<p>What makes a runner and how can running in the mountains be balanced with everyday life?<p>A film by Rob Johnson - …

How to climb Tower Ridge in winter

This route of great tradition and history has foiled many a keen adventurer, so what does it take to unlock the aura of mystery surrounding Tower …

Roles available for volunteers in BMC Competitions

The BMC are currently recruiting for a new manager and assistant manager of the GB Paraclimbing Team and a new Area Youth Coordinator for the North …

Six stunning winter ridges to guarantee a grand day out

With the seasons changing now is the prime time to plan your winter adventures. To help you explore the mountains this winter we asked our experts …

Crevasse rescue no. 1: transferring the victim's weight to an anchor

<b>1. Creating a reliable anchor: ice axe or ski buried in the snow, or an ice screw in the ice. Connecting a sling to the anchor while respecting the</b> …

Hazel Findlay

Tide times

How to use this page<p>To view Tide Times for a desired location, either browse the map above to select your desired location or enter a beach location …

Climbing nesting restrictions: explained

It’s almost spring and seasonal nesting restrictions are beginning to come into place at crags all over the country. We talk to BMC Access Officer …

Letter to me: advice for wannabe mountain guides

What does it take to become a mountain guide? Newly qualified IFMGA British Mountain Guide Tania Noakes gives us an exclusive inside look at the …

Climb Like a Girl

Climb Like a Girl is a short documentary made in the popular climbing crag in New Zealand, Paynes Ford, Takaka. It is a documentary featuring six …

Twenty Tips for Winter Camping

A winter camp high in the Cairngorms<p><i>Another one from the archives. This piece was written for TGO over ten years ago. The advice still stands though</i> …

Online Climbing Coach

Over on my personal blog the other day I was talking in passing about a period in my life about 9 years ago when I took my best sport climbing grade …

How to teach a young introvert

What should we do with the quiet kids? A conversation with Susan Cain on the future of classroom education.<p>Susan Cain sticks up for the introverts of …

How best to coach younger climbers? The Castle's Ben Levey offers some insights

The Castle climbing centre in North London currently supply three members of the GB youth climbing team, and one recent graduate is now on the senior …

Shauna Coxsey sets a New Baseline for Britain + VIDEO

In a quiet, damp Swiss wood, the British climbing event of the year has just taken place: Shauna Coxsey has become the third woman in the world to …

Primary PE and Sport Premium

To help you to maximise your primary school sport funding, we have put together a comprehensive guide on what to consider before making your …

The primary school hooked on climbing

BMC ambassador Molly Thompson-Smith has joined in the climbing revolution at Berrymede Junior School in Acton, London. PE Teacher Steve Cotton …

Cool running

What is it about the first fall of snow that creates such childlike excitement? Softly falling flakes float down with the promise of conditions to …

Hill skills: avalanche awareness

In the winter hills you need to constantly make informed decisions, some of these relating to avalanche conditions. In this article from Summit …

Hill skills: how to survive a whiteout

When bad weather hits snowy hills, there’s a good chance you could experience a whiteout. But could you navigate your way back to safety?<p>Prepare and …