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ISPO Highlights: Top 6 Insulation Pieces

3rd April 2017 | 0 comments

Trek & Mountain has just returned from the massive ISPO outdoor gear show in Munich, and over the next few days we’ll be bringing you our pick of the best new products launched there. First up, insulation pieces…   Insulated shells, hybrid technologies, waterproof membranes, recycled materials – the world of insulation technology is a fascinating and ever-changing beast. Discovering …

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Parks to climb Everest for science

2nd April 2017 | 0 comments

Richard Parks has announced his upcoming project to become the first person in history to collect a blood sample and muscle biopsy from the summit of Mount Everest, which he aims climb without using supplemental oxygen.

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ISPO Highlights: Top 5 Hiking and Mountaineering Footwear Products

27th February 2017 | 0 comments

Searchable footwear, partnerships with global tyre specialists, boots that take you from the valley to the summit and back to the pub – the winter world of hiking and mountaineering footwear is a rapidly advancing technical beast. In the second of our reports from the recent ISPO outdoor trade show in Munich, we bring you five of the biggest stories …

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ISPO Highlights: Top 5 Winter Mountain Running Products

22nd February 2017 | 0 comments

In the second of our reports from the recent ISPO outdoor trade show in Munich, we bring you our list of the best mountain running products available next autumn/winter… Winter mountain running is demanding, complex and challenging, for both athletes and gear designers alike. Products need to be lightweight and breathable yet warm, durable and capable of standing up to …

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Cogne Ice Opening report

12th February 2017 | 0 comments

Have your say… Climbing an icefall above Lillaz For the last five years, the Cogne Ice Opening has unofficially marked the start of the ice climbing season in the Alps. Ice climbers from far and wide, both seasoned and beginners, gather to celebrate the colder temperatures and the icefalls that come along with them. The event was the brainchild of …

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New Product: Hanwag Anisak

3rd February 2017 | 0 comments

Part of Hanwag’s versatile Trek Light category, the new Anisak boot has been designed to offer the perfect blend of comfort, stability and protection during day hikes across most types of terrain. The boot features a premium nubuck upper that has been designed with minimal seams for enhanced durability and minimal risk of rubbing. Walkers can choose between either a …

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New Mammut boots

1st February 2017 | 0 comments

New for spring/summer 2017 are the Mammut Ayako High GTX, which provide superb protection from the elements with an innovative design and high level of breathability, keeping your feet dry and comfortable from the first step to the last.

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OMM celebrates 50

31st January 2017 | 0 comments

The original mountain marathon continues to grow as athletes enter for the race’s 50th year. The extreme two-day race, held at the end of October, tests competitors on their endurance and self-reliance. In OMM tradition the UK race location will be kept a secret until August. The event, which started in 1968, aimed to combine fell running, orienteering, hill walking and …