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no-image 10th Apr 2017 In Praise of In-Country Agents

I was sat in the lounge of our accommodation in Delhi.  A beer in hand, showered, wearing fresh clothes and generally feeling relaxed, satisfied and at one with the world.  My team and I had just got back from my first of two back to back...

no-image 7th Apr 2017 Lifeventure SoftFibre Lite Trek Towel Mini Review

Some time ago I participated in a challenge to see whether a new anti-microbial treatment called Polygiene could fend off the pong effect common with synthetic clothes.  For a week I wore a base layer treated with Polygiene and each day...

no-image 4th Apr 2017 Mammut Masao Hardshell Jacket Review

  Hardshell jackets for climbing use need a broad set of attributes.  The pocket layout needs to be suitable for use both with a harness and for storing the various other bits of equipment you need to carry, the hood needs to be large enough...

no-image 3rd Apr 2017 Problem Solver Hanzo Hangboard Review

Most climbers can't always be climbing because normal life has a habit of getting in the way.  Whether it is work, family commitments, travel or the million other potential reasons we can't get to a crag or an indoor wall - it is always a...