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no-image 14th Nov 2018 Mammut Alnasca Knit Low GTX Shoe Review

I am, without question, a frustrated equipment designer.  As much as I would never change my mountain guiding job, I do love to tinker with equipment and assess the design process that went into each items production.  And, of course, we...

no-image 5th Nov 2018 ITC Advanced Outdoor First Aid Course

We are very proud to be an ITC First Centre and proud of the courses we deliver.  We offer various course options but our most popular option is the 16 hour Outdoor First Aid course - a course that suits both outdoor professionals and those...

no-image 25th Oct 2018 Osprey Mutant 38 Review

  I have accumulated quite a number of rucksacks at Peak Mountaineering HQ and they all serve different purposes. However, for my mountain activities the ones I seem to reach for most are usually in the 35-40 litre range.  This size will...

no-image 12th Oct 2018 The Cairngorm Snow White Facility

It is no secret that the Cairngorms is a very special place.  Along with stunning mountains, beautiful forests and tranquil lakes and rivers, the area is also host to an array of incredible flora and fauna.  It is a place of immense...

no-image 10th Oct 2018 Osprey Transporter 90 Litre Wheeled Duffel Bag Review

I have been a big fan of the Osprey Transporter Duffel Bags since testing their super sized 120 version (review here) and using the 90 litre version on a very regular basis. Recently, they combined their extensive knowledge of wheeled luggage...

no-image 1st Oct 2018 Eider Women's Mission Hoodie 2.0 Review

When I got the chance to test one of Eider’s Mission Hoodie’s I jumped at the chance.  Firstly, this was because I had never used an Eider product before and yet I was aware of their reputation as a maker of high quality clothing (I have...

no-image 27th Aug 2018 Top Gear #28 - Ocun Crack Gloves

Crack climbing is one of those activities that is highly addictive and yet the pain to pleasure ratio can sometimes be questionable.  There are many times where the best thing about it is when its over!   There are solutions.  The first is...

no-image 25th Aug 2018 Mammut Smart 2.0 Belay Device Review

There are a lot of belay devices on the market and a growing number of what are generally known as assisted-braking belay devices.  Unlike standard tube-style devices, this style of device helps the belayer hold a falling or hanging climber....

no-image 22nd Aug 2018 Leki Micro Trail Poles Review

I received an email from Leki asking if I wanted to review some of their Micro Trail poles and, as I usually do, I decided to do some research before deciding whether to go ahead.  The Micro Trail, as I soon discovered is designed for Nordic...

no-image 13th Aug 2018 Osprey Mutant 22 Rucksack Review

The Mutant series has been, with good reason, a staple of the Osprey range for several years.  They are great looking, stripped back, technically featured, durable and lightweight climbing packs perfect for a range of situations.  I had...