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The North Face Mountain Festival returns this September

The North Face Mountain Festival returns this September

The North Face Mountain Festival returns to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland with a bang in 2017. Fuelling the outdoor spirits and minds of explorers from across the world, this year’s event takes place at the foot of the Eiger from 14-17 September 2017, doubling in participants from 2016 with an extra night added to the itinerary. Festival goers will be able to climb, paraglide, run, canyon-jump and hike their way around the stunning alpine scenery whilst kicking back and relaxing at the festival’s ‘base camp’, where numerous workshops like expedition cookery and adventure photography classes will take place to keep them entertained whilst … Read more »

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Berghaus add new summer waterproofs to Extrem range

Berghaus add new summer waterproofs to Extrem range

Berghaus has introduced a new range of high performance lightweight waterproof summer jackets, the Extrem Paclite and Fastpacking jackets, which are designed for fast-moving alpine climbing and backpacking respectively, offering low weight, carefully considered features, and packability. The new jackets complete the summer Extrem shell range, alongside the new Hyper 100 which Berghaus claim to be “the world’s lightest 3-layer waterproof.”   The Extrem Paclite is a serious alpine shell, made out of bluesign approved Gore-Tex Paclite fabric and weighing only 320g for a men’s medium and 300g for a women’s 12. The jacket features a fully adjustable climbing helmet compatible hood, … Read more »

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Macmillan launches Mighty Hikes

Macmillan launches Mighty Hikes

Macmillan Cancer Support’s Mighty Hikes walking series is back this summer with eight marathon length hikes including four new routes. Taking place between June and September, the hiking series spans some of the UK’s most picturesque landscapes.  New locations for 2017 include Loch Lomond, the Lake District, the Peak District and Thames Path. Whether it’s the unspoilt coastline of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, a trek past old Roman forts along the mighty Hadrian’s Wall, or a walk through the picture-perfect Peak District, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The series includes: Loch Lomond Mighty Hike – 3 June 2017 South Coast Mighty Hike … Read more »

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ISPO HIGHLIGHTS: TOP 6 OUTERWEAR STORIES

ISPO HIGHLIGHTS: TOP 6 OUTERWEAR STORIES

From stormy Alpine summits to rainy valleys in the Lakes, from freezing Scottish winter belays to windy South American summits, the only boundary you need in the outdoors is a shell layer that can effectively protect you from the elements. Here are some of the best outerwear stories from this year’s ISPO: 1. MAMMUT NORDWAND PRO HS HOODED JACKET This top of the range hard shell from Mammut is the flagship jacket in the new Eiger Extreme collection. Designed in conjunction with the likes of uber-alpinists Dani Arnold and Stephan Siegrist, the new Nordwand Pro uses GORE-TEX Pro to deliver the ultimate in … Read more »

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ISPO HIGHLIGHTS : TOP 5 PACKS AND BAGS

ISPO HIGHLIGHTS : TOP 5 PACKS AND BAGS

You can splash the cash on all the latest breathable, waterproof, lightweight apparel on the market but if you’re carrying a donkey of a storage system on your back your mountain adventure can turn into an endurance epic in no time. If you’re into comfortable, practical and straightforward journeys and are on the lookout for a new pack for next winter, then read on… 1. LOWE ALPINE DESCENT AND KULU PACKS How old? Lowe Alpine turns 50 this year and to kick off the celebrations, the crew released two new backpacks for AW 17/18 at this year’s ISPO – the Descent and the … Read more »

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