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no-image 22nd Aug 2016 Wigwam Peak to Pub Socks Review

I always love products with a good backstory.  Something about the design or the company that manufactures them which gives the product uniqueness.  I think lots of other people are the same - they buy in to an ethos, a family history,...

no-image 17th Aug 2016 Coleman Fyrestorm Stove and Coleman Xtreme Gas Review

A long time ago, in my early days as a novice mountaineer, the stove of choice for most people was those blue Camping Gas International stoves where the cartridge was pierced by the attachment mechanism.  They performed reasonably well but...

no-image 7th Jul 2016 Mountain Equipment Kinesis Jacket Review

There are so many activities and situations where a windproof, showerproof, highly wicking and lightly insulated layer really works.  It could be mountain biking, climbing, walking, scrambling or a host of other times - in a generally mild and...

no-image 1st Jul 2016 Aquapac Trailproof Phone Case Review

An Aquapac Trailproof phone case recently arrived for testing at Peak Mountaineering HQ and, fortuitously, it was just in time for our annual water and rock coast pilgrimage in North Wales.  Over the course of a busy week it was used for a...

no-image 1st Jul 2016 Guiding Principles....

I can’t remember, in my lifetime, a time when I’ve felt more uncertain.  In a single week, by a narrow margin, we have voted to leave the European Union, the Conservatives are seeking a new leader, Labour MP’s are pressurising their...

no-image 26th May 2016 Yumpa Bar Review

I really like it when innovative new products come onto the market - especially when they are due to the hard work of a small start up business owner with a great idea and a passion to protect the environment….. A few months ago we were...

no-image 19th May 2016 Peak District Pick & Play 2016

On Sunday 15th May the fifth Peak Mountaineering litter collection and outdoor activities event took place in the Peak District National Park.  The Pick and Play, which is run in conjunction with the Peak Park Conservation Volunteers, combines...

no-image 17th May 2016 Deuter Guide 35+ Rucksack Review........

  We set out to thoroughly test three leading mountaineering and climbing rucksacks from tried and trusted brands.  This has involved 6 months of use by a range of testers and in terrain ranging from a Scottish winter to many days in the...

no-image 12th May 2016 Lowe Alpine Mountain Attack 35:45 Rucksack Review

In the second part of our 3 rucksack group review (the first review of the Osprey Variant 37 can be found here) we explore the Lowe Alpine Mountain Attack 35/45.  In common with all the rucksacks tested, this well appointed mountain pack has...

no-image 11th May 2016 Osprey Variant 37 Rucksack Review....

  What does a general purpose climbing, mountaineering and winter activities rucksack need?  A comfortable carrying system, durable construction, any extra features needed for carrying relevant equipment and a low profile shape.  What they...