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Fjallraven to open brand store in Manchester

Fjallraven to open brand store in Manchester

The Arctic Fox comes to Manchester! Leading Scandinavian outdoor clothing and equipment brand, Fjallraven, is set to take a big step forward this autumn as it prepares to open its first UK brand store in Manchester’s prestigious Old Bank Street. The new shop will be Fjallraven’s first brand store in the UK and is being opened in partnership with a long-standing stockist, The Sporting Lodge, who has years of retail expertise. Fjallraven has enjoyed exceptional growth in the UK over the last 10 years, with its combination of durable and functional products and Scandinavian design, proving a winning combination amongst British consumers. … Read more »

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Women’s Kilimanjaro record broken

Women’s Kilimanjaro record broken

Ultra-distance runner and The North Face athlete, Fernanda Maciel, has broken the record for the fastest female time up and down Mount Kilimanjaro. Fernanda ran the Tanzanian route from Umbwe Gate to the summit and then down to the Mweka Gate, in just 10 hours and 6 minutes, breaking the previous record of 12 hours and 58 minutes held by Anne-Marie Flammersfeld by nearly three hours. Speaking of her achievements, Fernanda was delighted with the result: “I’m very happy. I’ve been dreaming of taking on this African mountain for nearly three years and today gave me that opportunity to do so, and … Read more »

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Leo Houlding appointed as a trustee of Outward Bound

Leo Houlding appointed as a trustee of Outward Bound

Leo Houlding has been appointed as a Trustee of The Outward Bound Trust, the educational charity that uses the outdoors to help develop young people from all walks of life. 36-year-old Houlding is well-known for his daring first ascents and big wall climbs around the world, and he was recruited into this new appointment by his friend, mentor and mountaineering legend, The Trust’s Deputy Patron, Sir Chris Bonington CVO, CBE, DL. Leo comments: “It’s a real honour to be asked to be a Trustee of The Outward Bound Trust because adventure in the wilderness has been a massive part of my life. I … Read more »

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Gurkhas first to summit Everest from south

Gurkhas first to summit Everest from south

It’s been confirmed that at 14:08 Nepal time, three teammembers from the Gurkha Everest Expedition 2017 team became the first to summit from the south side this year. The Gurkhas were the first to find Ueli Steck’s body after he fell from Nuptse on April 30th. Trek & Mountain’s Technical Editor, Alun Richardson, is embedded with the team as official photographer. According to the Himalayan Times, “A team of rope-fixing climbers successfully scaled Mt Everest from Nepal side after they opened a climbing route to the summit point of the world’s highest peak on Monday afternoon. Base camp officials told THT Online over phone … Read more »

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Satmap announces all new Active 20 Sports GPS device

Satmap announces all new Active 20 Sports GPS device

Satmap Systems Ltd has announced the launch of the Satmap Active 20 Sports GPS unit. The Active 20 is the first device of its class to be fully touchscreen or button operated (‘DualControl’). Fitted with the latest, high-sensitivity GPS receiver (uBlox MAX M8), the Active 20 supports all the primary satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, WAAS, EGNOS, etc.) with accuracy, even indoors, in cars, in town and under heavy tree cover – accuracy figures of 1-2m are typical in many conditions. The Active 20 now boasts an all-new, large (3.5”), super-bright (600cd) transmissive, full colour HVGA TFT display. This crystal clear … Read more »

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