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no-image 1st Sep 2014 Top Gear #7 Mammut Serenity

I was delivering a training course last weekend and a team were climbing nearby using some old school techniques and a very old school rope (see photo below).  I'm glad to say that type of rope became obsolete well before I started climbing (so...

no-image 22nd Aug 2014 Inspiring Adventurers #2 Alastair Humphreys

  Some people have a knack for motivating others.  It may be by sharing their own infectious love of adventure or it may be that they have a more direct focus on getting others exploring.  In some rare individuals, like Peak...

no-image 22nd Aug 2014 North Face DNP Hoodie Review

The North Face DNP Hoodie Paul reviewed for Trek & Mountain Magazine has been well used and abused over the last few months.  Although opinion among friends and clients about the bright tangerine orange colour of his test jacket is divided...

no-image 13th Aug 2014 Peak Mountaineering T-Shirts

Peak Mountaineering has offered logoed T-Shirts for several years but, as our current stock has gradually petered out, we wanted to improve the service to our customers and also take the opportunity to broaden our range.  We needed  to find a...

no-image 8th Aug 2014 Top Gear #7 Petzl Meteor

Climbing helmets have come a long way in recent years.  They are now much lighter and more comfortable with user friendly features and better styling. This is all very positive because it means that, like skiing and cycling helmets, their use...

no-image 4th Aug 2014 A brief guide to the Hope Valley...

                                                          Peak Mountaineering is based in the Hope Valley which is, in turn, situated right in the heart of the Peak District National Park.  It is the perfect...

no-image 1st Aug 2014 Never judge a book.....

It's been a long time since breakfast and I'm sat on a train crossing Thailand in the rainy season.  So far I haven't experienced much rain in the 10 days since we arrived but rainy season also brings stifling temperatures and high humidity....

no-image 26th Jul 2014 Top Gear #6 Lifeproof Fre

Lifeproof Fre Phonecase Smartphones are, as any users of them will surely agree, amazing.  It would have been hard to imagine having anything like the functionality these mini computers have given us even a few years ago.  They are a pocket...

no-image 22nd Jul 2014 Inspiring Adventurers #1 Nigel Vardy

One of the many privileges of our work is the opportunities we get to meet a whole range of adventurous people.  Some are widely known for their exploits while others are probably only known within their friendship circles.  Some may be...

no-image 18th Jul 2014 Top Read #8 Savage Summit

The second highest mountain in the world is also one with a fearsome reputation among mountaineers.  While Everest can claim the title of the worlds highest, K2 is harder to climb, more difficult to access, prone to terrifying storms and with...