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no-image 26th May 2015 The Peak Mountaineering Month - April 2015

April has been, mostly at least, a peachy weather month.  We usually turn a corner with our course types as the days lengthen and temperatures rise and this year was no exception.  Suddenly everyone starts getting inspired for gritstone and...

no-image 25th May 2015 Good Business Is Good For Business....

  The outdoor industry is saturated with activity providers.  We think we've been around the block a while but almost every visit to the usual outdoor venue hotspots and we see vans with logos we've never seen before or we read of a new...

no-image 1st May 2015 Nepal's Tears

I went to my opticians for a routine eye test today and was greeted by a member of staff I hadn’t met before.  She was probably around 30 years of age and small in stature.  Her skin was dark and her brown hair long and simply, yet...

no-image 29th Apr 2015 Top Gear #12 Silva Type 4 Compass

I have never strayed.  I am a devotee. I have no reason to try any other model.  I hope Silva keep making them forever.  If you have one you'll know what I mean.  If you don't have one it will be the best £25 you've ever spent.  How can...

no-image 17th Apr 2015 Jottnar Clothing Review

  In an outdoor market saturated by equipment manufacturers you would be a brave person to form a business start up selling clothes.  To do so you'd need a clear vision of your brands unique selling point.  You'd need the experience to...

no-image 31st Mar 2015 The Peak Mountaineering Month - March 2015

The transition from winter to spring is a stunning time of year.  We came back from Scotland and laid dozens of crampons and axes out to dry in the afternoon sun. Snowdrops are starting to poke their heads out in the flower beds of our Peak...

no-image 29th Mar 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour - UK and Ireland

*The organisers of the festival have kindly given us 2 sets of tour tickets to give away.  Please check our Latest News page here for details.   The Banff Mountain Film Festival is a legendary event held each year in the Canadian Rockies....

no-image 24th Mar 2015 Petzl Meteor Helmet

  It was a fair few years ago when Petzl introduced a ground breaking new helmet they called the Meteor.  Rather than the traditional hard shell with an interior cradle, the Meteor was a radical design shift with a very lightweight plastic...

no-image 18th Mar 2015 Top Tips #17 Rope Cleaning

The modern day rope lifelines we use for our vertical adventures are a work of technological genius.  Despite a hard life being dragged over sharp edges and lay in the dirt, they remain durable, high performing and offer great handling in...

no-image 18th Mar 2015 Choosing a Learn to Lead Climbing Course.......

What draws people to climbing?  Who would, if you think about it logically, voluntarily leave the ground and put themselves at considerable risk by scaling a vertical rock face.  The attraction is hard to explain and yet it is something...