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no-image 31st Dec 2015 Failure is an Option....

"I'm not afraid of storms, for with them, I'm learning how to sail my ship." Louisa May Alcott When Albert Einstein was at school one of his teachers is famously quoted as saying 'he will never amount to much'.  Similar rejections include...

no-image 23rd Dec 2015 With our best wishes for Christmas....

We've only been away from home at Christmas once.  Caroline and I were travelling through South Africa and we decided to take a Christmas break from climbing to spend time diving in Sodwana Bay which is along the countries east coast.  We'd...

no-image 22nd Dec 2015 LifeStraw Go Water Filter Review

Some years ago a friend of mine headed in to climb the classic rock route Square Face.  It is a long walk to get there and the route is well away from any civilisation.  You wouldn't think that drinking water from the streams there should be...

no-image 18th Dec 2015 Top Tip #21 Trekking Poles

The use of Trekking Poles has grown massively in recent years and they are certainly a great mountain accessory for a host of reasons.  The main problem with them can be carrying them on the outside of a rucksack.  They stick up like antennae...

no-image 15th Dec 2015 Lifedge Charge/Sync Cable Review

I am a big fan of Apple products and an iPad Mini and iPhone accompany me pretty much everywhere.   I know Apple products are expensive but they suit my travel communication requirements perfectly and I have found them durable and compact...

no-image 12th Dec 2015 One Day As A Tiger

'The wall was the ambition.  The style became the obsession.' Alex McIntyre Climbing develops through the innovators.  The people that will invent new equipment,  different styles or new ways to do things.  It raises standards, make...

no-image 5th Dec 2015 Mammut Trovat Powerwool Baselayer Review

Baselayers are, with good reason, a staple of most outdoor campaigners wardrobes.  They insulate, wick moisture from skin level through to the outer layers, are easy to care for, relatively cheap and they dry quickly.  That's all good - but...