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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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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 Patagonia.com 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 …