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no-image 15th Mar 2019 Leki Fiona S Women’s Ski Mitts Review

A few months ago I started my 2019 ski season using some Leki Stella S Lady ski gloves.  As you can read in my review here, I found them to be a great quality high performance glove which I know is destined to be a firm favourite on my...

no-image 8th Mar 2019 Osprey Packs Women's Specific Fit Month.....and the female fresher

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no-image 24th Feb 2019 Top Tip #34 - Equalising an anchor with a twist....

    We use this a lot and thought it might be useful to share - welcome to our 34th Peak Mountaineering Top Tip.  Sometimes, when you have set up a belay and equalised it, you find some slack in the sling from one of the anchor pieces....

no-image 23rd Feb 2019 In memory of Eve Girawong

On the journey to Everest Base Camp you come to a small dusty cluster of buildings at a place called Thukla.  It is a popular lunch spot before a long steep ascent towards Lobuche leads you via a memorial garden at the 16,000 foot Thukla...

no-image 14th Feb 2019 Oboz Hyalite Low Shoe Review

There are brands I work with regularly and it is great to see how their products develop with new fabric innovations or when a new piece of technology means they can introduce a new product idea onto the eager outdoors community.  We are all...

no-image 7th Feb 2019 Smith Rover Cycling Helmet Review

Smith have a long history of creating top quality eyewear for skiers, snowboarders, cyclists and mountain bikers and I have enjoyed testing a selection of their products over recent years.  They also make snowsports and cycling helmets and I...

no-image 3rd Feb 2019 Salewa Women's Pedroc Alpha 2/1 Hooded Jacket Review

It was several years ago when I first tried a product with Polartec Alpha insulation.  I used a jacket on a trip to Northern India and that Alpha experience was a game changer for me.  I found I could wear the jacket for much longer and in...

no-image 30th Jan 2019 Leki Venom SL Ski Poles and Stella S Ski Gloves Review

Paul has tested a range of Leki trekking and ski poles over the last few years and has been consistently impressed with their construction quality, design detail and stylish appearance. Some of his reviews are here, here and here).  I have used...

no-image 25th Jan 2019 Polygiene Odour Crunch Technology

A few years ago Cal and I took part in a challenge set by Swedish company Polygiene.  They asked me to wear a Polygiene treated Rab baselayer for a week while Cal wore a non Polygiene baselayer - the challenge was to see how they coped with...

no-image 24th Jan 2019 The Sun Mirrors of Rjukan

  Deep in the narrow Vestfjord valley in Telemark lies the tranquil industrial town of Rjukan. Rjukan was created to serve the needs of Norwegian industry and much of its development, which took place mainly at the beginning of the last...