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no-image 21st Nov 2014 Lifedge vs Lifeproof Phone Case Review

                                                                                                                                                A few months ago I wrote...

no-image 18th Nov 2014 Keen Durrand and Teva Forge Pro Boot Reviews

We've had 2 superb pairs of lightweight walking boots on test recently from Teva and Keen.  At first glance Teva and Keen are very different manufacturers but they actually both started out from a similar background making water sports...

no-image 12th Nov 2014 Their lifeline to more tomorrow's......

  I looked around the room at the Nepalese Tea House where our Island Peak team are staying in the small Khumbu village of Dingboche.  On the various busy tables I counted 3 copies of 'Into Thin Air' by Jon Krakauer.  One of them was on...

no-image 6th Nov 2014 Business Becomes You.......

I suppose all businesses start the same way.  Maybe it's a seed of an idea in a person's head or a shared conversation.  Maybe someone takes over a family business from their parents or falls into running a business because they excel in a...

no-image 24th Oct 2014 Stok Kangri Q&A

  We are delighted to be going back to Stok Kangri in 2015.  It's a fantastic adventure and we've already got a team taking shape for next year.  I'd been enjoying having a few phone conversations (and a Skype chat with a potential team...

no-image 24th Oct 2014 Top Tips #16 Colour Coded Crabs

It's been a while since our last Top Tip so here's a simple but very useful one for you......   Using a belay plate and carabiner anodised in the same colour helps to avoid confusion when using these crucial bits of equipment.  I  ensure...

no-image 22nd Oct 2014 Costa Blanca Climbing

  The plane journey is always interesting.  Invariably the flight's packed and invariably the cross section of travellers is broad ranging.  Last week's journey was no exception.  There was the large female group of ladies heading for...

no-image 21st Oct 2014 Gear Review - Y&Y Belay Glasses

The first time I saw a pair of belay glasses in use I was intrigued.  I had noticed a belayer staring at the wall in front of him while his climber battled a steep route.  From behind it had looked like he wasn't paying any attention but...

no-image 15th Oct 2014 Top Gear #9 Beal Assure Max Gloves

I'm sure everyone would agree that gloves are an outdoor essential and undoubtedly, if you dabble in different outdoor activities, you'll build up quite a collection.  From insulated to waterproof and protective to fingerless......what's not to...

no-image 12th Oct 2014 Looking after your tootsies....

I always advise clients who are joining us on expedition to minimise their expenditure on gear wherever possible but to ensure they don't scrimp on getting both a well fitting rucksack and comfortable and supportive boots.  If either of these...