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ISPO Highlights: Top 5 Winter Mountain Running Products

ISPO Highlights: Top 5 Winter Mountain Running Products

In the second of our reports from the recent ISPO outdoor trade show in Munich, we bring you our list of the best mountain running products available next autumn/winter… Winter mountain running is demanding, complex and challenging, for both athletes and gear designers alike. Products need to be lightweight and breathable yet warm, durable and capable of standing up to brutal winter conditions. Freezing temperatures, slippery terrain, shin deep snow and relentless rain are all on the agenda in the winter months but judging from the gear on show at this year’s ISPO, alpine runners should be able to take next … Read more »

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ISPO Highlights: Top 6 Insulation Pieces

ISPO Highlights: Top 6 Insulation Pieces

Trek & Mountain has just returned from the massive ISPO outdoor gear show in Munich, and over the next few days we’ll be bringing you our pick of the best new products launched there. First up, insulation pieces…   Insulated shells, hybrid technologies, waterproof membranes, recycled materials – the world of insulation technology is a fascinating and ever-changing beast. Discovering all the latest developments in insulation innovation is one of the most exciting aspects of ISPO for mountain-loving gear geeks such as ourselves. Below are some of the key highlights from this year’s show: 1. ARC’TERYX ALPHA IS The new Alpha IS is a minimalist, … Read more »

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New Product: Hanwag Anisak

New Product: Hanwag Anisak

Part of Hanwag’s versatile Trek Light category, the new Anisak boot has been designed to offer the perfect blend of comfort, stability and protection during day hikes across most types of terrain. The boot features a premium nubuck upper that has been designed with minimal seams for enhanced durability and minimal risk of rubbing. Walkers can choose between either a waterproof and breathable, Gore-Tex lining or Hanwag’s soft, anti-allergenic, chrome-free leather lining. The Anisak also benefits from an advanced, new ankle cuff design with a section of stretch fabric at the rear which provides a more comfortable fit around the … Read more »

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OMM celebrates 50

OMM celebrates 50

The original mountain marathon continues to grow as athletes enter for the race’s 50th year. The extreme two-day race, held at the end of October, tests competitors on their endurance and self-reliance. In OMM tradition the UK race location will be kept a secret until August. The event, which started in 1968, aimed to combine fell running, orienteering, hill walking and trail running. The original mountain marathon is thought to be the race that all adventure races descended from. Entrants must compete in teams of two, they will receive a map with a series of checkpoints they must visit over the two days. … Read more »

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Bolivian 3 Peaks Expedition – Illimani, Pequeno Alpamayo and Huayna Potosi

Bolivian 3 Peaks Expedition – Illimani, Pequeno Alpamayo and Huayna Potosi

In 2017 Trek & Mountain returns to South America for an amazing trekking and mountaineering trip, and YOU could be on the team! The destination is Bolivia, and our objectives are threefold – Huayna Potosi (6,088m), Pequeno Alpamayo (5,410m) and the mighty Illimani (6,438m). The expedition will be led by Gavin Bate, head honcho at Adventure Alternative, one of the UK’s leading trekking and expedition companies – and we will be offering both a 2-week option (Huayna Potosi and Pequeno Alpamayo) and a 3-week option (adding Bolivia’s highest peak, Illimani). This expedition is a superb introduction to mountaineering in Latin America. First we’ll … Read more »

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