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GSI’s ‘unimaginably light ‘Stainless Vacuum Flasks

21st December 2018 | 0 comments

Have your say… Technical mixed climbs place big demands on the gear used on them, and this is just as true for crampons as it is for ice axes. Sharp front points are needed to work well on the snow and ice found on mixed routes, as well as biting better on the rock found on mixed pitches. The challenge …

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Black Friday: the outdoor brands making it greener

22nd November 2018 | 0 comments

Have your say… Attracting over 497 submissions from across the globe, a curated selection of 90 films were judged against twelve competitive categories, including prizes by genre and creative excellence. Luminaries of the media and outdoor industry made up the judging panel chaired by broadcast journalist Keme Nzerem; Vimeo Staff Picks curator Ian Durkin, Kendal Mountain Festival co-founder, Brian Hall; …

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Rab Winter 2018 highlights

9th November 2018 | 0 comments

I’m visiting Rab to check out what’s new in their range for winter 2018 – hint, far too much for one article, so I’m just going to focus on half a dozen or so highlights…

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#DoMoreWithNikwax challenge kicks off

18th July 2018 | 0 comments

Have your say… Arc’teryx have taken a fresh approach to hauling kit around the world with the launch of their new V80 and V110 Rolling Duffels. Arc’teryx say that the external frame system delivers an exceptional weight-to-volume ratio, and the total weight of the duffels are quoted as 3.38kg for the V80 and 3.5kg for the V110. The large U-shaped …

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Arc’teryx launch innovative Rolling Duffels

6th July 2018 | 0 comments

Have your say… The Alps are an amazing playground for all mountain lovers. Whether walking the classic Grand Routes like the Tour du Mont Blanc, or tackling the hardest North Faces in winter, there is a mountain adventure waiting for everyone. Many UK-based mountain-goers, however, are put off going to the Alps because they don’t know what to do, where …