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no-image 7th Jul 2016 Mountain Equipment Kinesis Jacket Review

There are so many activities and situations where a windproof, showerproof, highly wicking and lightly insulated layer really works.  It could be mountain biking, climbing, walking, scrambling or a host of other times - in a generally mild and...

no-image 1st Jul 2016 Aquapac Trailproof Phone Case Review

An Aquapac Trailproof phone case recently arrived for testing at Peak Mountaineering HQ and, fortuitously, it was just in time for our annual water and rock coast pilgrimage in North Wales.  Over the course of a busy week it was used for a...

no-image 1st Jul 2016 Guiding Principles....

I can’t remember, in my lifetime, a time when I’ve felt more uncertain.  In a single week, by a narrow margin, we have voted to leave the European Union, the Conservatives are seeking a new leader, Labour MP’s are pressurising their...

no-image 26th May 2016 Yumpa Bar Review

I really like it when innovative new products come onto the market - especially when they are due to the hard work of a small start up business owner with a great idea and a passion to protect the environment….. A few months ago we were...

no-image 19th May 2016 Peak District Pick & Play 2016

On Sunday 15th May the fifth Peak Mountaineering litter collection and outdoor activities event took place in the Peak District National Park.  The Pick and Play, which is run in conjunction with the Peak Park Conservation Volunteers, combines...

no-image 17th May 2016 Deuter Guide 35+ Rucksack Review........

  We set out to thoroughly test three leading mountaineering and climbing rucksacks from tried and trusted brands.  This has involved 6 months of use by a range of testers and in terrain ranging from a Scottish winter to many days in the...

no-image 12th May 2016 Lowe Alpine Mountain Attack 35:45 Rucksack Review

In the second part of our 3 rucksack group review (the first review of the Osprey Variant 37 can be found here) we explore the Lowe Alpine Mountain Attack 35/45.  In common with all the rucksacks tested, this well appointed mountain pack has...

no-image 11th May 2016 Osprey Variant 37 Rucksack Review....

  What does a general purpose climbing, mountaineering and winter activities rucksack need?  A comfortable carrying system, durable construction, any extra features needed for carrying relevant equipment and a low profile shape.  What they...

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...