This is an extremely useful knot, and it is used throughout all areas of mountaineering. Its simplicity of tying, allied with its ease of adjustment, make it ideal to secure yourself to an anchor system. It can also be tied with one hand, a useful property when needing to arrange an anchor whilst holding on to the rock or an ice axe for security…
Will Harris tests out the latest version of Petzl’s versatile technical mountaineering axes.
Mountain Equipment have set out to redefine the standard for alpine backpacks with their new Tupilak range – Will Harris tests out the 37+ model to see if they have achieved their goal…
For a more ‘off-the-beaten-track’ experience on Mont Blanc, the Italian Route via the Gonella Hut takes some beating, says IFMGA Guide Ben Tibbetts
With their Bergtagen range Fjällräven have developed their first garments designed specifically for use in an alpine setting, with climbing, ski mountaineering and trekking in mind.
As Lowe Alpine celebrate 50 years in the business in 2017, we check out their lightest ever alpine pack which is sure to delight alpinists far and wide with its clean, stripped-down design…
‘Radical’, ‘futuristic’, ‘cutting edge’… we test out Scarpa’s latest lightweight mountaineering boot, the Ribelle Mountain Tech OD
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