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no-image 31st Oct 2015 Top Gear #15 Edelrid Tower Ropes

There are times when you want a rope that is super light just as there are times you will want a rope that is super water resistant or really skinny.  There are also times that you need a rope that is very durable and, for Peak...

no-image 31st Oct 2015 St Bees Bouldering

As usual the weather forecast for the autumn half term was typically mixed.  A fair amount of wet weather was to be mixed with some occasional dry spells.  One plus was to be warm temperatures for the time of year with some suggestions...

no-image 22nd Oct 2015 The Peak Mountaineering Packaging Department

We recently added another Apple laptop to Peak Mountaineering's growing arsenal of Apple products.  We bought this one from an Apple Store and you'll know, if you have ever done the same, about the little unboxing ritual they like to do.  A...

no-image 19th Oct 2015 Top Read #11 Everest - The Unclimbed Ridge

Wide ranging opinions have been doing the rounds on social media in the last few weeks about the content and character portrayal of the new Everest film.  The story it tells about the 1996 disaster is a devastating low point in the...

no-image 13th Oct 2015 Fuizion Freeze Dried Food Review

I first became aware of Fuizion Foods when I saw adventurer Richard Parks using them on aTV programme about his record breaking trek to the North Pole some time ago.  They came across in the programme to some extent like the now fairly...

no-image 9th Oct 2015 Nikwax Rope Proof

  * LATEST NEWS - WE HAVE 5 BOTTLES OF ROPE PROOF AVAILABLE IN OUR LATEST GIVEAWAY HERE. Call in to your local climbing shop and you’ll find there are a huge range of climbing ropes available.  Different diameters, different stretch...

no-image 9th Oct 2015 Testing Times

  I am writing this blog post on an Easyjet flight from Marrakech.  A beautifully designed Apple iPad is allowing me to record these words and, because I was low on power when I started, it is plugged into a Goal Zero Sherpa battery pack...

no-image 1st Oct 2015 Nikwax Down Wash Direct

As one of this year’s Trek and Mountain Stok Kangri expedition sponsors, Nikwax​ kindly gave team members a supply of their products.  These included footwear proofing and a supply of wash in proofers and cleaners for clothing and...