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no-image 26th Nov 2019 Osprey Aether Pro 70 Rucksack Review

I’ve watched with fascination and admiration this year as Osprey athlete Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja has quested his way to a stunning new record on the world’s highest mountains.  Just incase you missed the news, Nims has recently finished...

no-image 22nd Nov 2019 Here's to the Little Ones......

Earlier in the year I wrote a blog article offering advice about tea houses for trekkers in Nepal (you can find it here).  In it I discussed how things had changed since my early Himalaya trekking days.  On my first visits several decades ago...

no-image 22nd Nov 2019 Goal Zero Nomad 14 Plus Solar Panel Review

Goal Zero need little introduction as a manufacturer of high quality solar charging products and power banks.  They are seen at expedition base camps around the world, they sponsor many high profile outdoor professionals and plough huge...

no-image 21st Nov 2019 Nikwax Footwear Care Video

STOP PRESS - Nikwax have kindly offered us some footcare kits to give away.  Please do check out the details on our Latest News page here.  When I was a young boy scout I remember my rather scary leader drilling into to us that if you look...

no-image 9th Nov 2019 Top Tip #40 - Laundry Management

  Over the years I’ve used commercial laundry services quite a lot.  This could be in hotels, private operators in small towns or villages and occasionally individual villagers who have offered to wash my clothes for a fee. Nothing...