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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...

no-image 22nd Apr 2016 Aku Superalp NBK GTX Boot Review.....

I always think that the two items of outdoor equipment that are most likely to ruin a mountain day are your boots and rucksack.  You can get away with a pair of trousers that are a bit loose or a jacket that’s a bit snug, but boots that are...

no-image 12th Apr 2016 Peak District Pick and Play

                                     The Peak District National Park is the busiest in the UK and only second in popularity in the whole world. It’s a fantastic natural resource for millions of visitors, but inevitably...

no-image 31st Mar 2016 BMC Mend Our Mountains Campaign

  The number of people visiting our wilderness areas continues to grow and more users, put simply, means more path damage.  Unfortunately, at the same time, budget cuts means the funding available to care for these valuable resources is...

no-image 28th Mar 2016 A Millican Dalton Microadventure.....

“After treating life as a chemical experiment, I find that the simplest life is the happiest.”  Millican Dalton As modern life gets more complicated and hectic, it seems there are more and more of us seeking something different.  It may...

no-image 23rd Mar 2016 Leki Tour Stick Vario Carbon Trekking Pole Review

Climbing, with loose rock, rapidly changing weather, possible equipment failure and the risk of tasting the debilitating effects of gravity, is dangerous enough.  Fortunately, most climbers don't also have to fight off lethal animals enroute...

no-image 23rd Mar 2016 Trek & Mountain Winter Weekend Report

Last weekend, for the third year in a row, Peak Mountaineering hosted the Trek and Mountain Magazine Scottish Winter Weekend.  This event, which combines a range of winter courses with varied social events, is a brilliant celebration of...