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no-image 28th Mar 2020 Top Tip #41 - Reflective Gear Markers

If you have reflective tabs on your clothing, tent or rucksack and have tried shining a torch on them at night, you’ll know how efficient they are. They are a great safety feature either to spot someone in the darkness or to find equipment. ...

no-image 27th Mar 2020 Smith Forefront II Helmet Review

Some time ago I tested the Smith Rover cycling helmet and it's still in regular use (please check out that review here).  It has proved to be a top quality, comfortable and very protective lid offered at a good price.  At the time there was...

no-image 25th Mar 2020 Eyam - A Lesson From History

As we are Peak District National Park residents and given the current Covid-19 crisis, it is hard for us not to draw some parallels between the current situation and the fate that beset the small Derbyshire village of Eyam way back in the mid...

no-image 24th Mar 2020 Covid-19 (Update Two)

Last week we released a position statement for our outdoor activity and first aid operations (please have a read here).  We outlined a plan, with support from our awarding body, to continue with some of our outdoor first aid courses. For many...

no-image 23rd Mar 2020 Social Distancing

Things were certainly becoming more serious in the lead up to our recent Morocco Quick Hit trips, but no one could have foreseen the chaos about to be unleashed.  We’d watched the developing Coronavirus crisis and knew the U.K. was starting...

no-image 23rd Mar 2020 Peak District Pick & Play 2020 - postponed

After discussion with our sponsors and event partners we are taking the inevitable decision to postpone our May 2020 Pick & Play event.  At this difficult time we obviously want to support the official guidance and encourage social distancing....

no-image 22nd Mar 2020 Smith 4D MAG Goggles Review

It was 1965 and a certain Dr Bob Smith, orthodontist and skiing obsessive, was searching for a solution to the problem of being able to ski in poor visibility. What he developed was the first sealed lens with breathable vent - it was a massive...

no-image 19th Mar 2020 Covid-19 Update

Dear friends, clients, past course participants and our followers on social media and through our newsletters or blog, I write this onboard an EasyJet ‘rescue’ flight from Morocco.  Our group flew out 6 days ago with no travel...

no-image 18th Mar 2020 Living with loss.....

At 11.56am on 25th April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook vast parts of Nepal.  It was a devastating event that flattened family homes, religious sites and office buildings.  A huge avalanche slid off the steep slopes of Pumori and...

no-image 8th Mar 2020 Peak Mountaineering Coronavirus Update

Given the developing Coronavirus situation in the UK and overseas, we thought it prudent to issue some guidance regarding upcoming Peak Mountaineering courses and overseas expeditions.  At the current time all our upcoming events are going...