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WIN a Vango Zenith 2-person tent!

WIN a Vango Zenith 2-person tent!

Vango tents have one of the most impressive heritages of any outdoor brand, stretching back to the legendary Force Ten Mark 5 tents used in explorations all around the world, and including the great British Everest expeditions of the 70s. Today they produce a superb range of models, ranging from the toughest mountain tents to the lightest backpacking models, and we have one of their excellent Zenith 200 tents to give away in this issue’s competition. FEATURES The Zenith 200 is a hybrid tunnel tent which helps to maximise the inner space to weight ratio. The flysheet and inner pitch together, allowing you … Read more »

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Voytek Kurtyka book extract: “Art of Freedom”

Voytek Kurtyka book extract: “Art of Freedom”

  In 1980, Voytek led a team to Dhaulagiri to attempt an alpine-style ascent of the East Face. His partners were Ludwik Wilczyński from Poland, René Ghilini from France, and his tried-and-true partner from England, Alex MacIntyre. Voytek had tried the unclimbed face the year before, but it was out of shape. He could see that in order to climb it, they would need icy conditions. As Voytek described it: ‘The idea of a direct line, almost an insolent line, was incredibly attractive to me. It’s alluring smooth icefield looked promising, almost as if it ran directly to heaven.’ When the weather … Read more »

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WIN a DMM Scrambling Pack worth £295!

WIN a DMM Scrambling Pack worth £295!

  Scrambling on more serious terrain that requires the use of climbing gear is fantastic practice for classic alpine mountaineering, as well as being brilliant fun in itself, but putting together a rack for the first time can be perplexing for newcomers. What rope should you get, what sort of passive protection do you need, and just how many slings, carabiners and quickdraws are necessary? DMM, the Llanberis, North Wales-based climbing hardware manufacturer have come to the rescue with the launch of their new Standard and Deluxe Scrambling packs. Featuring a 30m rope, plus a carefully-chosen selection of slings, quickdraws, carabiners and … Read more »

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WIN a pair of Scarpa Charmoz boots worth £250!

WIN a pair of Scarpa Charmoz boots worth £250!

Whether you’re trekking in the Greater Ranges with a big pack, picking your way up a Scottish gully in winter or just out for a walk in Snowdonia, the new Scarpa Charmoz and Charmoz WMN (women’s version) are the essential boots for all of your mountain adventures. Versatility is the word that sums up the Charmoz, since they are comfortable enough to wear for long trekking days on rough trails, yet are also suitable for mountaineering use on all but the most technical of routes. The uppers are made out of a lightweight and tough L-Tech and Microtech synthetic leather and … Read more »

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WIN! a Rab Alpha Direct jacket worth £180

WIN! a Rab Alpha Direct jacket worth £180

Rab have some awesome additions to their clothing range this autumn, and one of the stand-out pieces is the Alpha Direct Jacket. Rab say that the jacket is “defined by our decades of experience in mountain environments” and for hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers this is a hugely versatile piece that gives you the benefits of Polartec Alpha Direct insulation on the inside, and Pertex Microlight on the outside – all with the great design and features that we’ve come to expect from Rab. VERSATILE PERFORMER During an alpine adventure every kind of condition can be experienced, from a warm walk or ski … Read more »

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