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Patagonia Bristol store opens for business

4th March 2020 | 0 comments

Have your say… “The demand for clinics has increased in recent years, and to ensure all participants have an equal opportunity to secure tickets for their chosen clinics, a new lottery ballot system will be introduced this year,” the official Arc’teryx press release says. “Lottery sign-up will be open from March 10-17th, with registration access confirmed on March 19th. Those …

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Arc’teryx Alpine Academy lottery announced

3rd March 2020 | 0 comments

Have your say… Vertical cracks can be found on routes on almost all rock types, but pure parallel-sided cracks provide a technical challenge and demand such a different set of movement skills that ascending these style of routes has become an almost distinct sub-sport within rock climbing. Pete Whittaker, a Sheffield-based climber who grew up on the Peak District’s gritstone …

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2019: Tickets on sale now!

31st October 2019 | 0 comments

Have your say… This morning, 29th October, at 8:58 local time, Nepali mountaineer Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja summited Shishapangma in Tibet and in doing so set a new record of 189 days for climbing all of the 8000m peaks. This morning, 29th October, at 8:58 local time, Nepali mountaineer Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja summited Shishapangma in Tibet and in doing so set …

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Discover the backcountry with Ellis Brigham

2nd October 2019 | 0 comments

Have your say… Leading Swedish outdoor brand, Fjällräven, has announced grants totalling 120,000€ to three projects concerned with the outdoors and environment, in the first round of awards made via its Arctic Fox Initiative. Leading Swedish outdoor brand, Fjällräven, has announced grants totalling 120,000€ to three projects concerned with the outdoors and environment, in the first round of awards made …

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Kendal Mountain Festival film award winners announced

20th November 2018 | 0 comments

Have your say… When Lowe Alpine launched its new range of Altus climbing packs in the Austrian Tirol region of the Alps, it arguably missed a trick. The packs – tested here – are pretty much ideal for hut-to-hut mountain trekking as is the Tirol region, but while we were based at the scenic Erfurter Hut  perched high above the …

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Countdown to Kendal Mountain Festival 2018

13th November 2018 | 0 comments

Have your say… Here it is – the trailer for this year’s Kendal Mountain Festival! This is what trailer director, Dom Bush of Land and Sky Media, says about it: Here it is – the trailer for this year’s Kendal Mountain Festival! This is what trailer director, Dom Bush of Land and Sky Media, says about it: “Kendal Mountain Festival …