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no-image 30th Dec 2016 Leki Tourstick Vario Carbon V pole review

A while ago we reviewed some Leki Toustick Vario Carbon poles (you can read the review here) and, despite us openly claiming previous allegiance to Black Diamond models, we really liked the Leki's.  We actually liked them so much that they...

no-image 23rd Dec 2016 Flying Home for Christmas

I've always found the early winter period to be a good time to get away for a while.  Business is generally a little quieter before our busy winter season starts in January and the U.K. weather is still deciding whether it is late autumn or...

no-image 17th Dec 2016 Y&Y Clip Ups

Some time ago I reviewed some Y&Y Belay Glasses (you can find that review here).  At the time I'd seen plenty of people using belay glasses at climbing walls and sport crags and yet wasn't convinced they were that useful - they seemed a bit of...

no-image 17th Dec 2016 Climbing Out.....

When I started climbing I didn't have much to escape from.  I was just entering my teenage years and don't remember having anything very major that caused me too much concern.  I had a great group of friends, a secure and loving home life and...

no-image 9th Dec 2016 Top Gear #18 - Patagonia Black Hole Cube

On my recent trip to Peru I was offered a couple of Patagonia's recently introduced Black Hole Cube storage bags to try out.  I've always been a big fan of Patagonia's long established Black Hole Duffle Bags and I'm also a fan of keeping my...

no-image 5th Dec 2016 Failing is a necessary part of trying....

When, as 17 year olds, my friends and I ventured to the French Alps for the first time, it was a big deal.  Everything was new.  Our journey south on the British Mountaineering Council Alpine Coach, arriving in Chamonix and staring at the...

no-image 1st Dec 2016 Forestia Meals Review

Forestia is an up and coming outdoor food brand and they recently offered us a batch of hydrated pouch ready meals to test.  It went a bit like this….   We had a number of camping trips planned and so, of course, we said sure.  Great they...