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Inov-8 Terraultra G 260 review

13th December 2018 | 0 comments

‘It is, says inov-8, ‘the world’s toughest shoe for running the world’s toughest long-distance trails’, but it’s also quite good for shorter runs in the Peak District’ – Jon Doran goes for a run to test out these claims (especially the second bit).

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The Big Question: Which rubber sole is the stickiest?

9th December 2018 | 0 comments

If you’re a climber, walker, mountaineer or runner, you’re pretty much dependent on the rubber on the soles of your shoes or boots to keep things sunnyside up or, in the worst case scenario, for stopping you cratering. But mostly we just take rubber compounds and technology for granted. So what’s going on? What makes one brand’s sole unit stickier than another’s and who makes the stickiest rubber soles?

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6 Of The Best: Ice Axes

30th November 2018 | 0 comments

In the market for a new ice axe, or pair of technical tools? Will Harris chooses size models for six different mountain activities – here are his picks…

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Lowe Alpine Altus 42:47 review

16th November 2018 | 0 comments

When Lowe Alpine invited us out to the Austrian Alps a couple of months back for the mountain-hut launch of the new Altus range of packs, we were told they would be available in February 2019. Turns out though that you can buy them right now from the guys at Ellis Brigham.

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Parrot Anafi

15th November 2018 | 0 comments

With its low weight and foldable arms, could Parrot’s new Anafi be the best drone yet for capturing action in the mountains? Chris Kempster takes it for a flight to find out…

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The Big Question: Walking Pack or Climbing Pack?

12th November 2018 | 0 comments

Have your say… The museum also houses an large array of photos and illustrations, including magazine covers and drawings featuring the famous Duke of Abruzzi. It was also particularly interesting to see the tools that were used for the first Everest and K2 ascents, as was a display showing what the ladies used to wear, making the feats of those …