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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 … Read entire article »

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The North Face launch new mountain festival

The North Face launch new mountain festival

The North Face have announced the launch of a new festival, The North Face Mountain Festival, set in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, at the foot of the Eiger. The festival will run from the 16th to 18th of September and let’s festival goers trial outdoor activities such as running mountainous trails for the first time, following a pro athlete up a rock-face, learning gourmet expedition cookery or simply sharing tales of extreme adventure around a campfire. The festival caters … Read entire article »

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Millet to launch Trilogy range at Outside, Hathersage

Millet to launch Trilogy range at Outside, Hathersage

Millet, the Chamonix-based mountaineering brand, will be launching a new alpine collection at Outside in Hathersage this October. The Trilogy collection is inspired by Eric Escoffier’s winter mountaineering feat in 1987; completing the trilogy of the Eiger, the Matterhorn and the Grandes Jorasses. For his attempt, he radically redefined the style and functionality of protective clothing. The latest Millet Trilogy collection is designed to take everything an alpine winter can throw at it with ease and combines function … Read entire article »

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MacLeod and Muskett free climb ‘Paciencia’ on the Eiger

MacLeod and Muskett free climb ‘Paciencia’ on the Eiger

Leading climbers Dave MacLeod and Calum Muskett have become the first Brits to make a free ascent of a route scaling the North Face of the Eiger. Located in Switzerland’s Bernese Alps, the 3970m peak saw the pair spend just over three days on the mountain before completing the 8a graded multi-pitch Paciencia route, which was first established between 2001 and 2003 by Swiss climbers Ueli Steck and Stephan Siegrist. Following a steep line through the Rote … Read entire article »

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August issue on sale now!

August issue on sale now!

The action-packed August edition of Trek & Mountain is on sale now, featuring the Eiger, Lhotse, Mt Olympus, Scotland, high altitude gear and much more. Gracing the cover are two of the ‘Berner Trilogy’, the Monch and the Eiger. We decided to see what mountain activities mere mortals can do in the vicinity of the infamous ‘Nordwand’ – the North Face of the Eiger, and among other things we found outselves abseiling on the North Face … Read entire article »

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