In the summer of 2006, a small group of outdoor companies got together with the aim of raising money to put back into the Great Outdoors. They wanted to find a way of funding practical, on-the-ground conservation projects…
This is an essential knot, and it can be tied in a number of ways. It is the main method that many people use when tying on to a harness, and when tied slightly differently it is a quick and effective method of tying on to anchors…
Petzl designs and manufactures tough, reliable products with maximum versatility for all vertical terrain: climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, etc. By being at the heart of these activities, Petzl have accumulated a wide range of experience that today directly benefits the entire line of Petzl products.
Strath Lodge Glencoe
You can be sure of warm Highland hospitality from Ann and Dan who will welcome you into their home, for a Bed & Breakfast experience with that touch of luxury you deserve. Here you will find comfortable, relaxing accommodation for adults only, in spacious rooms, all furnished in a modern contemporary style with large modern purpose built en-suite bathrooms.
The Canadian Rockies
The Canadian Rockies provide what is perhaps the most extensive collection of quality ice climbs in the world, with the added bonus that the consistently cold temperatures that chill the entire mountain range mean that there is guaranteed to be ice to climb every season.
Berghaus makes products for a very wide range of activities, from mountaineering, climbing and adventure racing, to backpacking, hiking and general outdoor use. The pinnacle Extrem™ range – first launched in 1986 – is used by the most committed activists in the most demanding conditions on the planet, while products from elsewhere in the collection help people of all levels of experience to enjoy their own adventures in the outdoors.
We make rugged, high-performance mountain clothing and equipment that give you absolute protection, comfort and freedom on the hill, crag or peak. We use cutting edge materials as well as time-tested ones such as premium quality European down. Nothing fancy or over-engineered – just honest, hard-working pieces that you’d rather repair than replace. By climbers for climbers.
The Interview: Jeff Mercier
Chris Kempster talks to the Chamonix guide and revered ice and mixed climber Jeff Mercier about competitions, new-routing and the future of the sport…
Using a V thread/Abalakov anchor for belaying
Glenmore Lodge Head of Mountaineering Jon Jones demonstrates how to use a V thread or Abalakov anchor as part of a belay.
Using a V thread/Abalakov anchor for abseiling
Glenmore Lodge Head of Mountaineering Jon Jones demonstrates how to use a V thread or Abalakov anchor for abseiling.