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no-image 29th Mar 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour - UK and Ireland

*The organisers of the festival have kindly given us 2 sets of tour tickets to give away.  Please check our Latest News page here for details.   The Banff Mountain Film Festival is a legendary event held each year in the Canadian Rockies....

no-image 24th Mar 2015 Petzl Meteor Helmet

  It was a fair few years ago when Petzl introduced a ground breaking new helmet they called the Meteor.  Rather than the traditional hard shell with an interior cradle, the Meteor was a radical design shift with a very lightweight plastic...

no-image 18th Mar 2015 Top Tips #17 Rope Cleaning

The modern day rope lifelines we use for our vertical adventures are a work of technological genius.  Despite a hard life being dragged over sharp edges and lay in the dirt, they remain durable, high performing and offer great handling in...

no-image 18th Mar 2015 Choosing a Learn to Lead Climbing Course.......

What draws people to climbing?  Who would, if you think about it logically, voluntarily leave the ground and put themselves at considerable risk by scaling a vertical rock face.  The attraction is hard to explain and yet it is something...

no-image 16th Mar 2015 Say yes, and you'll figure it out afterwards.....

For years we have had a small sign on the Peak Mountaineering office wall.  It says, quite simply, 'say yes, and you'll figure it out afterwards'.  I came across it somewhere in the early stages of running a business and liked it.  It...

no-image 9th Mar 2015 Inspiring Adventurers #5 Alex Staniforth

It is definitely time for Peak Mountaineering's fifth Inspiring Adventurer and, at the tender age of nineteen, he is our youngest contributor so far.  Only nineteen maybe, and yet his list of adventures is impressive.  He has also overcome...

no-image 27th Feb 2015 If things don't change.....

  You may have heard the saying 'if things don't change, they'll be the same tomorrow as they are today'.  I love those words.  So simple and yet there is so much meaning wrapped up in them.  In my opinion change is an essential...

no-image 27th Feb 2015 Top Tips #16 Goggles

  Our Scotland winter course kit list includes goggles and some people wonder why.  If you have experience of the Alps you will know goggles are great for shielding your eyes from the strong sunlight but you'll also know that they are...

no-image 20th Feb 2015 Delivery Styles.....

  When I undertook the induction program to become an ITC first aid trainer one of the training strategies we used was video.  We delivered sections of a course, videoed our delivery and then reviewed the video later.  It was both...

no-image 22nd Jan 2015 Top Reads #10 Let My People Go Surfing

Yvon Chouinard is a legendary figure in the vertical world.  After escaping into climbing during his teenage years he went on to become one of America’s best climbers.  During this period he decided to fund his adventures by making...