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no-image 8th Apr 2014 Doing the right thing.....

I've recently turned away 3 separate people who were enquiring about Peak Mountaineering courses.  In each case, after looking at their training requirements, I made alternative suggestions that meant other providers would be a better option. ...

no-image 1st Apr 2014 The Peak District Pick & Play

         It's FREE, it's FUN and it's everyone's chance to help protect the UK's first, and busiest, National Park.   Peak Mountaineering's annual litter collection event is here again.... For the last 2 years Peak Mountaineering has...

no-image 25th Mar 2014 2014 Essential Skills Courses

  For the last 4 years we have run a series of 'Essential Skills Courses' at discounted prices.  Needless to say, they have always proved very popular.  We initially offered Climbing and Rescue Skills courses before, due to popular demand,...

no-image 13th Mar 2014 Trekking Poles

Since their gradual appearance onto the UK scene almost 2 decades ago, trekking poles have now become a standard item of equipment for many outdoor activists.  These simple tubes of alloy (or carbon fibre) have loads of uses.  Here’s my top...

no-image 10th Mar 2014 When Less is More....

During my recent visit to Finland one of the local guides I was working with taught me how to make a snow shelter Finnish style.  I learnt lots of new ideas, even though in the whole procedure he didn't say more than about 20 words.  The...

no-image 27th Feb 2014 Lyo Expedition Food

Some time ago we made links with a new supplier of expedition food (and related expedition cooking accessories) called Base Camp Food.  They kindly supplied us with some products for one of our Peak Mountaineering Friendly Friday Giveaways...

no-image 25th Feb 2014 Being More Finnish

  Years ago I watched Witness.  I'm sure you've seen it too.  It's the classic Harrison Ford film where a tough city cop hides out in an Amish community to escape police corruption.  It's a great film but my overriding feeling after it...

no-image 24th Feb 2014 Top Gear #4 Thermarest Neo Air

  Those bright yellow Karrimat sleeping mats revolutionised camping.  They were light, offered good insulating properties and some protection from the ground but they were pretty bulky to strap onto the side of a rucksack and hardly made for...

no-image 17th Feb 2014 Pro Case Review

I know I am a lazy photographer.  I really want to be better but I just never seem to have my camera in the right place at the right time.  As that great opportunity arises my camera is inevitably in my rucksack or a pocket that is hard to...

no-image 14th Feb 2014 Sprayway and a striking colour scheme.....

Sprayway is a British clothing manufacturer that will be very familiar to many.  They are currently celebrating their 40th anniversary and during their long period in business they've equipped everything from groundbreaking ascents through to...