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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 …

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Bolivian 3 Peaks Expedition – Illimani, Pequeno Alpamayo and Huayna Potosi

2nd January 2017 | 0 comments

In 2017 Trek & Mountain returns to South America for an amazing trekking and mountaineering trip, and YOU could be on the team! The destination is Bolivia, and our objectives are threefold – Huayna Potosi (6,088m), Pequeno Alpamayo (5,410m) and the mighty Illimani (6,438m). The expedition will be led by Gavin Bate, head honcho at Adventure Alternative, one of the UK’s …

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T&M Xmas Gift Guide – festive gifts for trekkers and mountaineers!

2nd December 2016 | 0 comments

Need some inspiration for shopping for the trekker or mountaineer in your life this Xmas? Look no further as we present our Xmas 2016 Gift Guide…   Haglöfs Essens Mimic £160 (Jacket) £180 (Hood) Beat the cold with Essens Mimic. This jacket offers all the benefits of a down jacket, only more versatile and easier to care for. Made using …

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Sherpa killed in Ama Dablam avalanche

28th November 2016 | 0 comments

Lakpa Thindu Sherpa from Dingboche has been killed in an avalanche on Ama Dablam triggered by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake at about 5.20am Nepal time. A British climber, Ciaran Hill, was also injured but has been airlifted to safety, Trek & Mountain contributor Jon Gupta, part of the team climbing on Ama Dablam, was first on the scene and this …

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Patagonia donate 100% of 'black friday' sales to planet

24th November 2016 | 0 comments

  This year on Black Friday, November 25, Patagonia will give 100% of global sales from its retail stores and to support grassroots environmental organizations. Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard founded the One For The Planet initiative which gives back to the planet by donating 1% of global sales to environmental grassroots groups, and Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario said in an interview: “We wanted to do something …

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Fjällräven pledges support to Lake District campaign

15th November 2016 | 0 comments

A campaign by the Lake District’s Hoteliers Association (LDHA) has been given a helping hand by Fjällräven with the brand announced as an official sponsor of this winter’s promotion – Reveal the Real Lake District. The campaign aims to highlight to visitors that the Lake District remains well and truly open for business following 2015’s floods. A brand that feels …

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Berghaus launch 'next level' Extrem mountaineering range

25th September 2016 | 0 comments

This autumn, Berghaus are launching their latest range of Extrem products, which the brand describe as ‘taking mountaineering performance to a higher level’. Tested by the likes of Leo Houlding, Mick Fowler and Angelika Rainer, the Berghaus athletes have also been actively involved in the design and development of the new range, with Houlding using the kit during his successful expedition …

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Boardman Tasker Award shortlist announced

28th August 2016 | 0 comments

                          The shortlist for the 2016 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature has been announced, and includes books by Alex Honnold, Simon McCartney, Steve Olson, Mark Vallance and Robert Wainwright,  Interest in the Boardman Tasker (BT) Award for Mountain Literature remains as great as ever and this year’s …

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Montane launch first Gore-Tex range

19th August 2016 | 0 comments

Lightweight performance clothing and equipment brand Montane has become the first technical outdoor manufacturer to receive a Gore license in over a decade, marking its Autumn / Winter 2016 season as the debut for its new Gore-Tex collection.  The collaboration between Montane and W. L. Gore & Associates – will see Montane launch a Gore-Tex specific range into its collection, comprising of …

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Kilian Jornet to attempt speed record on Everest

28th July 2016 | 0 comments

After breaking records on mountains around the world, Kilian Jornet, in the final part of his ‘Summits of my Life’ project will be attempting to establish the record for ascending Everest, by a little-used route on the north face of the peak.   The expedition is to take place in August and September and will be undertaken in alpine-style, the purest and most …