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no-image 31st Oct 2017 Expedition Repair Kits

Modern equipment is very reliable and I don’t suspect many outdoor folk have had much cause to make many trail repairs. However, even for single days out I carry some backed duct tape (Duck Tape) and a few releasable cable ties (some ideas...

no-image 23rd Oct 2017 Osprey Europe Adventure Proof Campaign Update

  “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands” Sir Richard Burton We know we are probably preaching to the converted here, but surely all our blog readers will agree there is nothing better than a...

no-image 22nd Oct 2017 Portable Tech

  Nowadays, if you travel a lot, you are probably going to need some hardware to support all that tech you carry.  For me that’s usually a smart phone, iPad and camera but, of course, for you it could be other stuff too.  Whatever you...

no-image 18th Oct 2017 Top Tips #28 - OS Locate App

OS Locate has been around for a while but, as we still find many people aren’t aware of it, we felt it worth featuring as our 28th Peak Mountaineering Top Tip.  Why?  Because it is a free, simple and very efficient app that offers great...

no-image 17th Oct 2017 Sprayway Aldan Down Vest Review

I have had several down vests over the years and really rate them for a wide range of situations.  They provide simple core insulation after exercise or when belaying at a chilly crag.  They are useful for everyday use around town and can be...

no-image 14th Oct 2017 Encouraging Children In The Outdoors

Here’s a scary one.  Apparently, a recent Guardian survey found, 75% of children now spend less time outside than prisoners.  Now few would argue that the way children spend their leisure time is changing and yet, if I'd been asked to make...

no-image 13th Oct 2017 Tackling The Single Use Curse

It is 30 years ago since Dirty Dancing was released (we miss you Patrick), 30 years since Margaret Thatcher was elected as PM for the third time and 30 years since U2 released their iconic album Joshua Tree.   A lot of water has flowed under...

no-image 11th Oct 2017 Osprey Transporter 130 Duffle Bag Review

I'm guessing most outdoor activists have some experience of duffle bags in some form or other.  For many of us these simple fabric cylinders become the most trusted travel companion you own.  They will carry your equipment to many adventures...

no-image 10th Oct 2017 Nikwax BaseFresh and BaseWash Group Test

Nikwax are 40 years old this year.  That is forty years of innovation, forty years of providing the finest quality low environmental impact products and, correspondingly, forty years of keeping the clothing and equipment of outdoor goers...

no-image 9th Oct 2017 Morocco Winter Expedition

A trek or a peak (or both), long or short, near or far, high or not so high……2018 is going to be a bumper year for Peak Mountaineering Overseas Adventures and we really hope you can join us for a trip (or two!).  The information below...