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no-image 22nd Nov 2017 Top Tips #29 - Mini Toothpaste Tubes

I don’t think I’m too extreme with reducing pack weight for multi day mountain trips (certainly not compared with friends who will cut out clothing labels to ave a gram!), but it does make sense to me to shave off pack weight when you...

no-image 10th Nov 2017 Osprey Ultralight Stretch Mesh Stuffsack Review

Sometimes it takes a bit of creative design genius to change a very familiar product for the better.  I guess that is Dyson with the vacuum or Apple with the phone - or maybe even Osprey with their Ultralight Stretch Stuff Sack range?  A...

no-image 9th Nov 2017 Lowe Alpine Aeon 35 Rucksack Review

Like many of the best outdoor brands,  Lowe Alpine was created by a renowned outdoor activist.  In this case it was 1967 and legendary climber Greg Lowe, an early exponent of lightweight Alpine style ascents, turned his talent and experience...

no-image 7th Nov 2017 Lost Lad

A lovely place for Peak District walkers to explore is the Derwent Moorland above Ladybower Reservoir.  We often take our navigation teams there - within a short walk from the car you can be in stunning and remote terrain with fantastic views...

no-image 3rd Nov 2017 The Lakeland Four Passes

“Be it skinny wheels, skinny wheels with nobbles on, fat wheels or just your bog standard 26 inch wheel, Charlie was a master of them all.  His infectious smile touched the world and his love of riding spread to so many. Charlie was what makes...

no-image 31st Oct 2017 Expedition Repair Kits

Modern equipment is very reliable and I don’t suspect many outdoor folk have had much cause to make many trail repairs. However, even for single days out I carry some backed duct tape (Duck Tape) and a few releasable cable ties (some ideas...

no-image 23rd Oct 2017 Osprey Europe Adventure Proof Campaign Update

  “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands” Sir Richard Burton We know we are probably preaching to the converted here, but surely all our blog readers will agree there is nothing better than a...

no-image 22nd Oct 2017 Portable Tech

  Nowadays, if you travel a lot, you are probably going to need some hardware to support all that tech you carry.  For me that’s usually a smart phone, iPad and camera but, of course, for you it could be other stuff too.  Whatever you...

no-image 18th Oct 2017 Top Tips #28 - OS Locate App

OS Locate has been around for a while but, as we still find many people aren’t aware of it, we felt it worth featuring as our 28th Peak Mountaineering Top Tip.  Why?  Because it is a free, simple and very efficient app that offers great...

no-image 17th Oct 2017 Sprayway Aldan Down Vest Review

I have had several down vests over the years and really rate them for a wide range of situations.  They provide simple core insulation after exercise or when belaying at a chilly crag.  They are useful for everyday use around town and can be...