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no-image 1st Dec 2016 Forestia Meals Review

Forestia is an up and coming outdoor food brand and they recently offered us a batch of hydrated pouch ready meals to test.  It went a bit like this….   We had a number of camping trips planned and so, of course, we said sure.  Great they...

no-image 25th Nov 2016 Aku Bellamont Plus Shoe Review

What do you want in a shoe? Quality construction, clever design, good looks, functionality, durability, value and ideally an ethical and environmentally sensitive approach to manufacture.  All these features are evident in abundance with the...

no-image 23rd Nov 2016 Christmas Gift Guide 2016

  The gifts that keep on giving…. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose.  Yultetide carols being sung by a choir, and folks dressed up………..in a selection of top quality outdoor clothing and using the...

no-image 23rd Nov 2016 Creaking at the seams.....

The mountains have, for 35 years of my life, been a  haven for me.  I have sought out wild places and felt energised by their positive energy.  The mountains have provided me with adventure and challenge, but I gain easily as much by simply...

no-image 22nd Nov 2016 Top Read #13 Wild Country: The Man Who Made Friends

I distinctly remember the day I first placed a friend.  My mate Alan had been given one for his birthday and we went to Stanage to test it out.  I can visualise the moment he pulled this gleaming metal cramming contraption from his rucksack...

no-image 9th Nov 2016 Top Gear #17 - Arcteryx FL Rucksacks

If, like us, your ideal rucksack is really a dry bag with straps......then look no further.  Of course, there are several brands producing something along these lines, but the FL 30 and FL 45 models are definitely our current favourites. The...

no-image 3rd Nov 2016 Jebel Toubkal 2016 Trip Report

Peak Mountaineering has been visiting Morocco for many years and we will always continue exploring this beautiful, friendly and inspiring country.  A warm welcome is guaranteed, cultural delights abound and the stunning scenery is guaranteed...

no-image 31st Oct 2016 The best climber is the one having the most fun.....

I've never been the best climber in the world and never will be - or maybe I have? It depends on your perspective.  Climbing is many different things to different people and is generally such a personal experience, so who is to say one person...

no-image 17th Oct 2016 Hanwag Ferrata Combi GTX Boots Review....

Hanwag is a footwear brand I have been aware of for a long time and yet, despite hearing excellent things about their quality and design, I have never used any of their products.  I guess, with footwear in particular, it is easy to get in a...

no-image 10th Oct 2016 Aku Mio GTX Shoe Review

Like many outdoor folk, approach shoes are my day to day footwear choice and yet, until a decade or so ago, I’d never even heard the term.  We used to walk up to climbs and do pretty much everything else in trainers and, although it never...