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no-image 31st Aug 2017 The Summer Essentials Guide

Summer 2017 will probably go down with many UK dwellers as a mixed bag of sunshine and showers.  It has been a time to be flexible in the places you go and the activities you choose.  Hopefully, though, adding some flexibility into your...

no-image 27th Aug 2017 Top Tips #26 - Backed Duct Tape

Surely everyone is a duct tape fan already?  That shiny super strong sticky tape is perfect for fixing and securing just about anything to anything - a must carry item for all outdoor adventurers.   Many folk wrap it around their drink...

no-image 24th Aug 2017 Top Tips for your Mount Elbrus expedition......

  Travelling to Russia and an ascent of Mount Elbrus are both fascinating experiences and yet both have some unique features that it is best to be prepared for.  As one of our Peak Mountaineering teams prepare to leave, we wanted to share...

no-image 19th Aug 2017 Top Tips #25 - Soldering Iron Rope Cutter

If you head into a climbing shop they are likely to have one of those posh heated rope cutters for cutting and sealing the ends of lengths of accessory cord and other nylon based rope products.  They work extremely well but are surprisingly...

no-image 15th Aug 2017 Top Tips #24 - Riemann Once a Day Suncream

  We all know the dangers of too much UV exposure and the importance of sun protection.  The problem can be that applying suncream regularly throughout a mountain day can be quite tricky as there is often never a good time and you usually...

no-image 14th Aug 2017 Savage Arena

We probably all have childhood heroes.  For some it’s a footballer, a cricketer or maybe a sports person from another discipline.  Others might pick a teacher, parent, coach, scout or guide leader.  For me it was always about climbing, and...

no-image 11th Aug 2017 Top Gear #21 - Goal Zero Flip 20 Battery

We head to the mountains for freedom.  For that sense of escape from the modern ties that rule our everyday lives.  That’s all true……but there is still the Go Pro, smartphone, headtorch and a host of other electronics we still need to...

no-image 10th Aug 2017 Tying a French Prussik knot.....

The Peak Mountaineering juniors have been hammering the editing software to create the second in our essential friction knots series.  Following our first video, which detailed how to tie the Classic Prussik (which you can find here), it is...

no-image 8th Aug 2017 Top Tips #23 - The Hex-tender

We’ve all been there.  The end of a long lead and you've placed more wires than you expected.  You now still have a way to go and yet, when you place your next wire and reach down for an extender (quickdraw), you get that sinking feeling as...

no-image 4th Aug 2017 Social climbing....

As I write this, I’m holed up in a Lake District cottage on a damp and grey August day.  The rain drumming on the window has prompted me to settle in for a relaxing afternoon with a laptop and selection of guidebooks for company.  As long...