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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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Win a set of Arc’teryx Satoro baselayers!

Win a set of Arc’teryx Satoro baselayers!

  With colder weather on the way, we’re offering you the chance to win a set of Arc’teryx’s new merino Core-Spun baselayers in this month’s big competition…   The layers we wear next to our skin while in the mountains are vital in ensuring our layering systems work effectively. A poorly-performing baselayer can compromise your whole clothing system, however a good baselayer will dry quickly, transport moisture away from the skin, resist odours, feel comfortable next to skin, and lasts for many years. For such a critical layer that might not be changed for days on end, and acts like a second skin, … Read more »

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WIN a Montane Alpine Pro Jacket worth £330!

WIN a Montane Alpine Pro Jacket worth £330!

This autumn Montane have introduced their very first products using Gore-Tex, after the company became the first British outdoor manufacturer to be approved as a Gore-Tex customer for over a decade. Montane of course, are already well-known for their high quality lightweight technical apparel and equipment, as well as the use of the best materials available, and the incorporation of Gore-Tex products in their range enhances their offering further. To celebrate the launch of the new range, Montane are giving away to one lucky reader one of the key pieces in their Gore-Tex waterproof line-up, the Alpine Pro Jacket, worth £330. Developed … Read more »

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