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no-image 17th Apr 2015 Jottnar Clothing Review

  In an outdoor market saturated by equipment manufacturers you would be a brave person to form a business start up selling clothes.  To do so you'd need a clear vision of your brands unique selling point.  You'd need the experience to...

no-image 31st Mar 2015 The Peak Mountaineering Month - March 2015

The transition from winter to spring is a stunning time of year.  We came back from Scotland and laid dozens of crampons and axes out to dry in the afternoon sun. Snowdrops are starting to poke their heads out in the flower beds of our Peak...

no-image 29th Mar 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour - UK and Ireland

*The organisers of the festival have kindly given us 2 sets of tour tickets to give away.  Please check our Latest News page here for details.   The Banff Mountain Film Festival is a legendary event held each year in the Canadian Rockies....

no-image 24th Mar 2015 Petzl Meteor Helmet

  It was a fair few years ago when Petzl introduced a ground breaking new helmet they called the Meteor.  Rather than the traditional hard shell with an interior cradle, the Meteor was a radical design shift with a very lightweight plastic...

no-image 18th Mar 2015 Top Tips #17 Rope Cleaning

The modern day rope lifelines we use for our vertical adventures are a work of technological genius.  Despite a hard life being dragged over sharp edges and lay in the dirt, they remain durable, high performing and offer great handling in...

no-image 18th Mar 2015 Choosing a Learn to Lead Climbing Course.......

What draws people to climbing?  Who would, if you think about it logically, voluntarily leave the ground and put themselves at considerable risk by scaling a vertical rock face.  The attraction is hard to explain and yet it is something...

no-image 16th Mar 2015 Say yes, and you'll figure it out afterwards.....

For years we have had a small sign on the Peak Mountaineering office wall.  It says, quite simply, 'say yes, and you'll figure it out afterwards'.  I came across it somewhere in the early stages of running a business and liked it.  It...

no-image 9th Mar 2015 Inspiring Adventurers #5 Alex Staniforth

It is definitely time for Peak Mountaineering's fifth Inspiring Adventurer and, at the tender age of nineteen, he is our youngest contributor so far.  Only nineteen maybe, and yet his list of adventures is impressive.  He has also overcome...

no-image 27th Feb 2015 If things don't change.....

  You may have heard the saying 'if things don't change, they'll be the same tomorrow as they are today'.  I love those words.  So simple and yet there is so much meaning wrapped up in them.  In my opinion change is an essential...

no-image 27th Feb 2015 Top Tips #16 Goggles

  Our Scotland winter course kit list includes goggles and some people wonder why.  If you have experience of the Alps you will know goggles are great for shielding your eyes from the strong sunlight but you'll also know that they are...