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Ultimate gifts for trekkers and mountaineers!

11th December 2015 | 0 comments

Find the perfect gift for the trekker or mountaineer in your life with the Trek & Mountain Festive Gift Guide…   MONTANE HI-Q LUXE JACKET £170 Montane’s brand new Hi-Q Luxe  Jacket delivers lightweight, highly compressible micro baffle mountain insulation to handle winter’s toughest challenges. It uses new, innovative PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Luxen which blends millions of water repellent PrimaLoft ultra- fine …

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Is Social Media killing adventure?

9th October 2015 | 0 comments

Is the popularity of Facebook, Twitter et al a good or bad thing for the outdoors? Sophie Nicholson investigates…   When Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgesen made the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall in Yosemite in January this year, they succeeded in making more than just climbing history. Over the course of 19 days spent on the wall, …

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Win a Haglöfs Vojd jacket worth £600!

25th November 2014 | 0 comments

Winter is a testing time for your outdoor clothing, with the demand for weather protection being balanced with user comfort and breathability to cope with the exertions of ski touring or mountaineering. With this in mind, Haglöfs have introduced the Vojd Jacket for the 2014/2015 season. Developed in association with the late and legendary ski mountaineer Andreas Fransson, the Vojd …

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Competition: Meet Ueli Steck and win his Mountain Hardwear Torsun Jacket!

5th November 2014 | 3 comments.

How would you like to interview one of the biggest ever mountaineering stars? You could also walk away wearing the jacket he uses and a couple of tickets to the Kendal Mountain Festival! Ueli Steck, one of the greatest alpinists alive today, invites you to lunch! Well-known for his almost unbelievable speed ascent of Annapurna’s legendary South Face in only …

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Competition: Win a limited-edition Sprayway Grendel or Vela Jacket!

23rd October 2014 | 1 comment.

Only 400 of these limited edition jackets exist, and we have both a men’s and women’s model to give away this month! This very special, limited-edition jacket from Sprayway has been made to celebrate the brand reaching 40 years of keeping hillwalkers and mountaineers warm, dry and comfortable. The vibrant blue and green colour scheme is a nod to an …

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Win! Alan Hinkes' new 8000m book

29th October 2013 | 0 comments

Alan Hinkes, as we’re sure you all know, is the only Briton to have climbed all of the world’s 14 8,000m peaks and is the 15th person ever to do so. Odds are he has something to say about mountaineering worth reading then? In his new book, ‘8000 Metres: Climbing The World’s Highest Mountains’, he tells of his experiences of …

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Win a Marmot Isotherm Hoody

26th October 2013 | 1 comment.

Marmot’s new Isotherm Hoody uses the very latest in breathable insulating technology to give a versatile and comfortable layering piece. And we have not one – but two – of these great-looking jackets to give away. Lightweight, warm and breathable, the Isotherm Hoody pairs an abrasion-resistant Pertex Quantum fabric with a super-breathable mesh lining and is stuffed with the new …

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WIN! Water-To-Go purifying bottles

5th October 2013 | 0 comments

A reliable supply of clean water when on a trek or expedition is vital, and the new Water-to-Go filter bottle makes it that little bit easier to keep topped up. Key to the Water-to-Go bottle are its filters which were developed at the behest of NASA and are constructed utilising nano technology. Nano alumina along with 33 % carbon and …

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Win survival kit worth £80!

11th September 2013 | 0 comments

Planning a wilderness adventure? Fancy yourself as the next Ray Mears? You’ll need a few survival essentials in your armoury then – and we could well help you out with this month’s competition.    The kind folks at distributors Whitby & Co have given us some top kit from two of their outdoor brands, eGear and Ultimate Survival Technologies, to give …