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no-image 27th Dec 2012 Mountain Town

I've been using this track from Jon and Roy on my recent lecture slideshow.  Love it.....and hope you do too :)

no-image 23rd Dec 2012 Seize the day, week, month, year.....lifetime

'In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away'   My Dad died last month.  Fortunately that's something you don't get to say in a blog post more than once.  After 81 healthy and...

no-image 21st Dec 2012 The journey.......

  My spirits are high as I take the bus south from the rural town in Northern Thailand.  I have been leading a trekking group close to Thailand's border with Burma and it's been a fantastic area for exploring and hiking.  The team had a...

no-image 3rd Dec 2012 Now get out of that....

  You have abseiled part way down your route and see a dangerous cut in the rope below you.  You have descended into a coastal zawn and, as you gaze at the acres of unclimbable rock in front of you, realise you are in the wrong one.  Your...

no-image 6th Nov 2012 Island Peak and Everest Base camp 2013

I've been looking out of the office window at the blustery autumn weather with a big smile on my face.  The smile isn't due to the weather though.....it's because I've been having a great time putting the finishing touches to our 2013 Nepal...

no-image 16th Oct 2012 Some thoughts on Trekking Poles....

        Poles in action during a very snowy escape from Jebel Toubkal in Morocco (April 2012)             Not so many years ago (although they now seem to have been around for ever) no-one in the UK ever seemed to use trekking poles....

no-image 9th Oct 2012 Never Regret a Retreat

 While waiting for my return flight from our Autumn Jebel Toubkal expedition I happened to get chatting to another traveller at the airport.  “Was your expedition successful?” he asked.  “It certainly was,” I replied.  “Everyone got...

no-image 8th Oct 2012 Stok Kangri Trip Report (group 2)

It’s been Peak Mountaineering’s busiest expedition year ever.  Our Stok Kangri trips are one of our most popular and we are developing considerable expertise in delivering this amazing adventure.  This account shares some reflections of our...

no-image 29th Sep 2012 Petzl e+ LITE - a mini marvel

Over the last few months we've been testing Petzl's new, and much improved, version of the e+LITE.  The latest edition of Trek and Mountain magazine has a mini review of our findings.  Here's what we had to say..... A reliable head torch should...

no-image 26th Sep 2012 Goal Zero Solar Products

I’ve used solar panels on expeditions for years. Personal options like the Power Monkey Explorer combine a solar panel with a battery unit.  The panel folds open like a book so the solar units are protected in transit and there is a large...