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no-image 18th Jul 2018 Nikwax #DoMoreWithNikwax Campaign Competition

Whether it is that long sought after personal challenge or simply a chance to ‘chillax' in the sunshine, the outdoors has definitely been the place to be over the amazing summer of 2018.  What an amazing year so far and it is far from over...

no-image 17th Jul 2018 Hanwag Tatra II GTX Boot Review

Hanwag are a prestigious and long established German company and I always look forward to testing their products - every item I’ve used so far has had a premium feel with reassuring solidity and impeccable construction quality.  I have...

no-image 12th Jul 2018 Osprey Levity 45 Rucksack Review

How low can we go?  When I first started backpacking my rucksack alone weighed several kilos and wasn’t at all comfortable.  Nowadays, we have innovative manufacturers pushing the boundaries of the possible to produce uber light packs with...

no-image 11th Jul 2018 Top Tip #30 - Yosemite Racking

It has been a while since our last Peak Mountaineering Top Tip and yet we are bubbling with so many cool ways to make your climbing more efficient.  We have given ourselves a stern talking to and promise we’ll be working hard to share...

no-image 7th Jul 2018 Top Gear #25 - Hiplok Z Loks

  Some times the simplest ideas are the best, and here is a good example.  You turn up for a fuel stop at a cafe during your ride or want to pop into the village shop for a quick energy resupply.  Leaving your precious bike unattended is...

no-image 4th Jul 2018 Firepot Dehydrated Meals Review

Good food is surely a vital part of the outdoor experience.  When you are working hard you need food that will fuel your adventures but you also want that food to be nutritionally balanced, tasty, satisfying and environmentally sustainable. ...

no-image 4th Jul 2018 Tilley Wanderer T3 Hat Review

Hats to keep you warm or cool, hats to fend off rain, snow, sunshine or wind, hats to suit different situations and hats to simply make you look and feel good. Whatever the context, outdoor enthusiasts certainly call on hats a lot! I am no...

no-image 1st Jul 2018 A brief history of climbing nuts

On last weekend’s climbing course the participants were intrigued to hear a climber on a neighbouring route telling their belay partner they had placed one of their nuts in a crack!  As is often the case, this led to some discussion...

no-image 26th Jun 2018 Advice on Hyperthermia

As the UK temperatures soar and many of us escape the great indoors to maximise our time in the great outdoors, it is essential to have an understanding of heat related problems.  Here is a quick run down of what to look for, what to do and,...

no-image 25th Jun 2018 Top Gear #24 - Marmot Basic Work Gloves

I use gloves a lot and my store room houses an embarrassingly large collection, but the ones I reach for far more than any others are the superb Marmot Basic Work Gloves. These simple leather gloves have everything you need for a range of...