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no-image 22nd Apr 2016 Aku Superalp NBK GTX Boot Review.....

I always think that the two items of outdoor equipment that are most likely to ruin a mountain day are your boots and rucksack.  You can get away with a pair of trousers that are a bit loose or a jacket that’s a bit snug, but boots that are...

no-image 12th Apr 2016 Peak District Pick and Play

                                     The Peak District National Park is the busiest in the UK and only second in popularity in the whole world. It’s a fantastic natural resource for millions of visitors, but inevitably...

no-image 31st Mar 2016 BMC Mend Our Mountains Campaign

  The number of people visiting our wilderness areas continues to grow and more users, put simply, means more path damage.  Unfortunately, at the same time, budget cuts means the funding available to care for these valuable resources is...

no-image 28th Mar 2016 A Millican Dalton Microadventure.....

“After treating life as a chemical experiment, I find that the simplest life is the happiest.”  Millican Dalton As modern life gets more complicated and hectic, it seems there are more and more of us seeking something different.  It may...

no-image 23rd Mar 2016 Trek & Mountain Winter Weekend Report

Last weekend, for the third year in a row, Peak Mountaineering hosted the Trek and Mountain Magazine Scottish Winter Weekend.  This event, which combines a range of winter courses with varied social events, is a brilliant celebration of...

no-image 23rd Mar 2016 Leki Tour Stick Vario Carbon Trekking Pole Review

Climbing, with loose rock, rapidly changing weather, possible equipment failure and the risk of tasting the debilitating effects of gravity, is dangerous enough.  Fortunately, most climbers don't also have to fight off lethal animals enroute...

no-image 16th Mar 2016 Scrubba Washbag Review

  I usually love washing clothes when I'm travelling.  There is a simplicity about washing next to a mountain stream or pulling on a freshly laundered t-shirt that has dried in the afternoon sun.  Occasionally, I have even ended up sharing...

no-image 22nd Feb 2016 Nick Bullock at the Buxton Adventure Festival

*We have FREE tickets available for this event. More information here. I arrived at Ynys Ettws, the Climbers Club property in the Llanberis Pass, after a day of guiding in the Ogwen Valley.  It had been a great day in the mountains and I...

no-image 22nd Feb 2016 Bogs Footwear Winter Blooms Review

I love my Bogs boots.  There.  That’s all I really need to say. I love these boots.  A review in four words!  But, of course, the real questions are what are Bogs and why do I love them - and that really needs rather more...

no-image 17th Feb 2016 Winter Equipment

As my client and I headed along the approach path we heard shouts from the slope just a few hundred metres above.  I left Alex on the path (with the knowledge that he was well equipped to sit it out for a while) and headed up to find a walker...