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no-image 24th Oct 2014 Stok Kangri Q&A

  We are delighted to be going back to Stok Kangri in 2015.  It's a fantastic adventure and we've already got a team taking shape for next year.  I'd been enjoying having a few phone conversations (and a Skype chat with a potential team...

no-image 24th Oct 2014 Top Tips #16 Colour Coded Crabs

It's been a while since our last Top Tip so here's a simple but very useful one for you......   Using a belay plate and carabiner anodised in the same colour helps to avoid confusion when using these crucial bits of equipment.  I  ensure...

no-image 22nd Oct 2014 Costa Blanca Climbing

  The plane journey is always interesting.  Invariably the flight's packed and invariably the cross section of travellers is broad ranging.  Last week's journey was no exception.  There was the large female group of ladies heading for...

no-image 21st Oct 2014 Gear Review - Y&Y Belay Glasses

The first time I saw a pair of belay glasses in use I was intrigued.  I had noticed a belayer staring at the wall in front of him while his climber battled a steep route.  From behind it had looked like he wasn't paying any attention but...

no-image 15th Oct 2014 Top Gear #9 Beal Assure Max Gloves

I'm sure everyone would agree that gloves are an outdoor essential and undoubtedly, if you dabble in different outdoor activities, you'll build up quite a collection.  From insulated to waterproof and protective to fingerless......what's not to...

no-image 12th Oct 2014 Looking after your tootsies....

I always advise clients who are joining us on expedition to minimise their expenditure on gear wherever possible but to ensure they don't scrimp on getting both a well fitting rucksack and comfortable and supportive boots.  If either of these...

no-image 7th Oct 2014 Jebel Toubkal 2014

Another Peak Mountaineering Jebel Toubkal expedition is over and, after waving goodbye to the last clients at Manchester Airport, I met the waiting open arms of my family.  In a week I would be heading with new clients for some sunny climbing...