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no-image 26th Jul 2014 Top Gear #6 Lifeproof Fre

Lifeproof Fre Phonecase Smartphones are, as any users of them will surely agree, amazing.  It would have been hard to imagine having anything like the functionality these mini computers have given us even a few years ago.  They are a pocket...

no-image 22nd Jul 2014 Inspiring Adventurers #1 Nigel Vardy

One of the many privileges of our work is the opportunities we get to meet a whole range of adventurous people.  Some are widely known for their exploits while others are probably only known within their friendship circles.  Some may be...

no-image 18th Jul 2014 Top Read #8 Savage Summit

The second highest mountain in the world is also one with a fearsome reputation among mountaineers.  While Everest can claim the title of the worlds highest, K2 is harder to climb, more difficult to access, prone to terrifying storms and with...

no-image 15th Jul 2014 Value Every Minute......

If you want to make a career as an instructor you'll undoubtedly have a rich and varied working life.  You'll meet amazing people and have the chance to travel to brilliant places.  You're very unlikely to get materially rich but you'll make...

no-image 29th Jun 2014 Top Gear #5 Titanium Spoons

Mountain food is best kept simple.  I used to spend time preparing meals but in recent years I've realised that it's worth investing in some quality dehydrated food for most mountain adventures (nowadays we almost exclusively use choices from...

no-image 27th Jun 2014 ITC First Aid Trainer candidates required....

Peak Mountaineering has been an ITC First Aid Training Centre for several years.  We deliver first aid courses for industry and schools but the biggest part of our first aid provision is within the outdoor sector.  As an ITC centre we are also...

no-image 27th Jun 2014 Top Read #7 Fragile Edge

I never met the legendary British mountaineer Joe Tasker to talk to but, in my very early years of climbing, I did once see him giving a lecture. It was in Manchester and I was taken there by my Dad.  I remember listening, spellbound, as he...

no-image 5th Jun 2014 Top Read #6 The White Spider

In August 1935 Max Sedlmayer and Karl Mehringer became pinned down by a storm at 10,800 feet on an imposing Alpine face.  The small ledge they were on was quickly getting banked out with snow and their condition deteriorated as the storm...

no-image 29th May 2014 Luck favours the well prepared....

When I started training to become an outdoor instructor it was a pre-requisite to be first aid trained and as I progressed through the mountaineering awards I have been trained in the skills to solve the type of problems that may happen while...

no-image 23rd May 2014 Being Ueli Steck....

I always look forward to my copy of Trek & Mountain magazine hitting the doormat.  As a magazine for mountain adventurers it is always packed with inspiration.  Having been involved in a number of gear tests and articles I also know the quality...