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no-image 22nd May 2019 Pick & Play 2019 Review

In the six years we have been running our Peak District Pick & Play litter collection and outdoor activity event we always, no matter how organised we are, seem to have a lot to do in the days leading up to the big day.  This year was no...

no-image 9th May 2019 Leki Micro Vario Carbon Trekking Poles Review

It has been a pleasure to test a variety of Leki poles for skiing and general mountain use over recent years.  They have always proved to be both innovatively designed and of stylish and high quality build.  Amongst these I have enjoyed...

no-image 2nd May 2019 Goal Zero Sherpa 100AC Power Bank Review

On my recent trips to Morocco and Nepal I took along a satellite phone, iPhone, Go Pro camera, Go Pro battery charger, Sony camera, 2 headtorches (powered by rechargeable batteries) and the iPad I am writing this review on.  Much as I have...

no-image 1st May 2019 Top Gear #30 - Nathan Belt

  Nowadays, on most shorter mountain bike rides, I like to ride without a rucksack.  This is made possible because I store all my spares and tools in my bike (in the head tube and handlebars) and on my bike (TuboLito strapped on the frame...

no-image 27th Apr 2019 Under the Influence

Around a year ago a package arrived through our letterbox and I saw it was addressed to one of the Peak Mountaineering juniors. When he got back from school he excitedly opened the box and showed me the contents - some small pots of face scrub,...

no-image 22nd Apr 2019 Top Tip #35 - Turning a Munter Hitch into a Clove Hitch

On some terrain you may choose to belay a climber or scrambler using a Munter Hitch.  This is a simple, efficient and effective option but its safe use does take judgement and experience.  Then, when the belayed person arrives at the stance, it...

no-image 20th Apr 2019 Mammut Broad Peak IN Hooded Jacket Review

I have a range of insulated jackets from thin through to really lofty and they all have their place.  However, it is certainly my thin to mid weight tops that see the most use.  Whether used as an outer layer on chilly days or as a mid layer...

no-image 15th Apr 2019 Fjallraven Keb Pullover Review

It is great to see how Swedish brand Fjallraven have gained such a strong foothold in the U.K. market. Fjallraven is a premium brand with a careful eye to design detail, strong ethical stance and renowned quality.  They have a strong and...

no-image 13th Apr 2019 Getting into Gear Reviews

Equipment companies rely on reviews to enable users to understand their products and, consequently, make informed choices when selecting equipment or clothes.  Peak Mountaineering has been delighted to have worked with many big brands over the...

no-image 7th Apr 2019 Osprey Talon 6 Lumbar Pack Review

Our second Osprey running pack review comes from regular instructor and running enthusiast Stuart (please check out Ian’s review of the Duro 15 pack here). The Talon 6 is a running lumbar pack and it’s worth pointing out that, although a...