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no-image 15th Jul 2019 Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) 2019 Review

Last week was the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) in Manchester.  Being the only UK trade show means it is an important event and over 140 manufacturers came to display some of their current range products but also, significantly, share details of...

no-image 12th Jul 2019 Pick and Play Summer Tour

Over the last six years our annual Peak Mountaineering and Peak Park Conservation Volunteers Pick & Play events have developed into well established and much loved days of collective community activism.  We’ve welcomed many hundreds of...

no-image 10th Jul 2019 Summer Socks - Five of the best

I always advise people, if they want to have a comfortable outdoor adventure, to focus firstly on your back and feet. If you are wearing a poorly fitting rucksack you will soon know about it - especially if you have significant weight on board....

no-image 28th Jun 2019 Gearing up for hot weather

Finally the temperatures in this UK summer are rising (albeit temporarily!) and across parts of Europe things are hotting up with record temperatures forecast for the coming days.  This got me thinking about hot weather activities.   Many of...

no-image 25th Jun 2019 Mamut Trion Spine 35 Rucksack Review

In the past I have raved rather more than I probably should about the innovative products produced by Mammut.  Clever design features and interesting materials pair with legendary construction to create some truly industry leading products. ...

no-image 21st Jun 2019 National Refill Day 2019

*For National Refill Day we’ve teamed up with our good friends at HydroFlask to equip six lucky Peak Mountaineers with a rather lovely reusable drink container.  Please head across to our Latest News page here to enter our competition…… ...

no-image 20th Jun 2019 Mammut Ducan GTX High Boot Review

An easy way to get the latest news on the outdoor equipment industry is to get on the mailing lists for outdoor companies, PR companies and trade organisations.   They are extremely efficient at sending out press releases featuring their...

no-image 15th Jun 2019 Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket Review

I’ve used and abused Rab clothing for years, but I can’t deny I was very sceptical about the claims the Rab team were making about the Kinetic Alpine Jacket.  They were calling it revolutionary and told me to forget everything I know about...

no-image 14th Jun 2019 Top Tip #38 - Rucksack Clip Ins

On multi-pitch climbs you will often carry a rucksack which, depending on the route, might include anything and everything from bivvy gear for several days to just a snack, windproof and approach shoes.  So, depending how heavy it is, you...

no-image 13th Jun 2019 Rab Alpha Freak Pull-On Review

The Rab brand surely no introduction. They have been an iconic manufacturer of top end clothing and down equipment for many years and I’ve been proud to use their kit for a lot of that time too.  Infact, I used to visit their manufacturing...