Gaz Parry climber Karma Font 8A+ in Fontainebleau on Tuesday. Check out his Blog for more detail. Sir Ranulph Fiennes has started a Blog to keep track of his preparations for climbing the Eiger in March. He´ll be guided by Kenton Cool and will have Ian Parnell along to take photographs. The climb will be featured on ITN news. The Blog SHARPEN UP YOUR ALPINE SKILLSA series of inspirational talks for aspiring and experienced alpinists alike will be navigating its way around venues throughout England this March with free prize draw for the audience each night! The series will be presented by IFMGA Mountain Guides Steve Long and Chris Dale. Both speakers are exceptionally talented and motivated mountaineers so there will be enough entertaining tales of Alpine adventure to inspire even the most dedicated armchair mountaineer. The lectures will cover: Best areas to visitGlacier travelWeather forecastingHuts and bivisAvalanche awarenessRoute selectionMoving together and much more!VENUES (all talks start at 18:45 and finish at approximately 21:00)Tuesday 13 March SheffieldWednesday 14 March HuddersfieldThursday 15 March PenrithTuesday 20 March ChelmsfordWednesday 21 March LondonThursday 22 March BristolFor full venue addresses and location maps please visit http://www.thebmc.co.uk/event_det.asp?event_id=1102TICKETS ON SALE NOW!£5 BMC members, £7 non-members, group discount – advance booking of 10 or more, tickets will cost just £3.50 each. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the BMC (fill out attached form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org / fax 0161 445 4500) or telephone 0870 010 4878. Tickets can also be purchased on the door if there is availability.