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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...

no-image 7th Oct 2014 Jebel Toubkal 2014

Another Peak Mountaineering Jebel Toubkal expedition is over and, after waving goodbye to the last clients at Manchester Airport, I met the waiting open arms of my family.  In a week I would be heading with new clients for some sunny climbing...

no-image 26th Sep 2014 Top Read #9 Rock Climbing

  There have been several must read texts for instructors and beginner climbers over the years. The bookshelves in our office are stacked with them. For years my 'go to' all encompassing text was the iconic Mountaincraft and Leadership by...

no-image 23rd Sep 2014 Peak Mountaineering Winter Courses 2015

  We have a long history of delivering the highest quality winter training courses and adventures.  We have worked with hundreds of clients and shared amazing experiences - and for the winter season of 2015 things are going to be even better. ...

no-image 19th Sep 2014 Reel Rock UK Tour 2014

Last year we were delighted to support the Reel Rock UK Tour which is an inspirational travelling film festival featuring top quality adventure films.  The event is organised by founders Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer who have been producing...