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no-image 23rd Sep 2019 Aku Montagnard GTX Boots Review

Having now used and reviewed many pairs of Aku footwear, I have come to be very fond of this family owned Italian company.  They produce innovative footwear with an Italian design flair and top quality materials and construction methods.   ...

no-image 20th Sep 2019 Aku Trekker Pro GTX WS Boots Review

Various Aku boot models have passed through the doors of Peak Mountaineering HQ over the years, but hardly any have been destined for my feet! Paul has reviewed Aku mountaineering boots, approach shoes and trekking boots and I’ve looked on...

no-image 20th Sep 2019 Top Gear #31 - Fidlock Bottle

Like many mountain bikers, we sometimes use bike mounted water bottles, sometimes a hydration bladder and sometimes both.  The bike mounted option is our preference on shorter rides because we generally try and minimise the amount we have to...

no-image 20th Sep 2019 Osprey Packs and Sustainability - a new phase

Recent trade show visits and manufacturer press releases have made it very clear how much emphasis responsible outdoor brands are now putting on sustainability.  This is great news - for a long time there has maybe been quite a contradiction...

no-image 15th Sep 2019 Mount Elbrus Expedition Report

At 5862 metres, Mount Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe and one of the famed Seven Summits (the highest peak on each continent).  It sits in the Caucasus Mountains of Eastern Russia near the border with Georgia and is notorious for its...

no-image 6th Sep 2019 Avoiding the empty carousel.......

We’d had a good run. In several decades of both personal and group international travel, after many airport transfers, some cancelled or delayed flights, complicated airport changes and visits to remote regional airports, we’d never lost a...

no-image 1st Sep 2019 Hanwag Ferrata II GTX Boot Review

Some time ago I was asked to test a pair of Hanwag’s Combi GTX via ferrata boots (you can read that review here) and I must admit I had to read about the boots for a while before accepting.  As a U.K. based mountaineer it seemed that a boot...