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no-image 11th Jul 2015 Inspiring Adventurers #6 Carolyn Willow Smith

  We’ve had some brilliant Inspiring Adventurers in our series so far.  From record breaking pilots like Judy Leden right through to cutting edge explorers like Alastair Humphreys and intrepid mountaineers like Nigel Vardy, Jeff Stone...

no-image 3rd Jul 2015 Rab Strata Hoodie Review

  An insulating layer should keep you warm and sometimes, depending on your activity, that’s really all you need it to do.  That warm chunky duvet jacket you pull on at a base camp or on a chilly summit, for example, just needs to be...

no-image 30th Jun 2015 What's in the gear store......

Bothy shelters (or sometimes called bothy bags) offer essential emergency protection for hillgoers.  These simple rectangular fabric box shapes take their name from the basic buildings which are available in remote mountain areas and can be...

no-image 23rd Jun 2015 Top Gear #13 Thermarest Mini Pump

A while ago we included the Thermarest Neo Air inflatable camping mattress as one of our Peak Mountaineering Top Gear choices.  The Neo Air folds to the size of a can of beans, weighs only a few hundred grams, insulates well, is very...

no-image 18th Jun 2015 Rab Neo Guide Review

  Every UK mountain goer loves a decent waterproof.  Or maybe it’s really every UK mountain goer needs a decent waterproof!  We all certainly get to use them a fair bit and, as outdoor instructors, we personally have no choice but to...

no-image 17th Jun 2015 Stok Kangri Training Weekend

  We run training events for all our long haul expeditions and last weekend it was time to welcome our Trek and Mountain Stok Kangri team to our training base at the Hollowford Centre in our home village of Castleton.  The training events...

no-image 11th Jun 2015 Top Tips #18 - Stake Tie Ins

     Hammered in metal stakes are commonly used by climbers in places where there are no natural anchors.  You will find them at the top of sea cliffs and in various other venues around the country.  These are regularly used for abseiling in...

no-image 9th Jun 2015 Primus Lite+ Stove Review

  The arrival of the all in one integrated outdoor cook system was a game changer for me.  It com-pletely altered the way I prepared food in the mountains and it made food preparation far easier and more efficient.  The first stove of...

no-image 4th Jun 2015 Buying a Climbing Rack....

The question of what to include on a lead climbers rack comes up regularly on Learn to Lead and other climbing courses.  So, here’s some information to guide you if you are entering the murky world of climbing hardware….. The first key bit...

no-image 3rd Jun 2015 What's in the gear store.....

We’ve been trimming back some of the Peak Mountaineering equipment mountain today and it got us reflecting on a few items we use a lot.  We thought it may be of interest to blog readers to find out a bit more about some of the gear we love....