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no-image 30th Sep 2015 Everest The Hard Way.....

  After a month of toil, some boundary stretching new routing through the upper rock band, camp building, rope fixing, camp stocking and acclimatisation - you are as ready as you will ever be.  You arrive at the site of your sixth camp with...

no-image 29th Sep 2015 Top Gear #14 DeLorme inReach Explorer

On many of our overseas trips we take a satellite phone.  They are brilliant and allow communication from just about anywhere.  I've used them to seek medical advice, call in helicopters, check weather forecasts and report summit success. ...

no-image 25th Sep 2015 Lowe Alpine AT90 Kitbag Group Test

  Duffels have become standard travel baggage for many expeditions.  A durable nylon tube that can store everything from spare clothes to crampons, survive being portered by animals or humans in all weathers, be shaped so the contents are...

no-image 22nd Sep 2015 Learning to Lead......

Andy stood at the bottom of Physiology at Stanage Edge.  The route is an interesting, varied and well protected route at the crags popular end.  Andy had his rock shoes clean, his harness tightened and checked, helmet correctly fastened, a...

no-image 14th Sep 2015 Superlight Offset Rocks Review

'They are just Wild Country Rocks chopped in half' my friend said dismissively as I clipped these onto my harness.  I wasn't really paying too much attention because, as far as I know, he last bought a piece of gear in about 1983 (his rack...

no-image 13th Sep 2015 A Port In The Storm

I've been in Ladakh for over a month and, as great as it's been, I really can't wait to get back to my loving family in a few days.  Tonight I'm lying in my tent at Stok Kangri base camp for the last time on this trip - tomorrow we leave for...

no-image 7th Sep 2015 Lowe Alpine Peak Attack Group Review

  The number of product reviews the Peak Mountaineering team conduct has grown significantly over the last few years.  We love being able to feed back on some of the equipment we use regularly and reputable manufacturers always value good...

no-image 6th Sep 2015 Sport England Getting Active Report

  My very first climbing session as an impressionable scout in my early teenage years opened my eyes to the life affirming benefits of an outdoor life.  Since then the mountains have been a constant in my world and running an outdoor...

no-image 5th Sep 2015 The power of a smile.....

Last time I was in India my team, as we always do, took a minibus from Delhi to Agra.  The vehicle was the usual white tourist bus you see on the main transit routes all over the country.  It pulled up outside our hotel and my team began to...

no-image 4th Sep 2015 Trek & Mountain Stok Kangri Expedition Statistics

  Whether it was Hannibal and his many elephants crossing the Alps or Ueli Steck's sub 3 hour ascent of the Eiger North Face. All great adventure success stories are really nothing to do with personal toil or breaking down psychological and...