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Featured trek: Great Wall of China, with Expedition Wise

9th October 2016 | 0 comments

Like a dragon in slumber, the Great Wall of China winds across deserts, plateaus, mountains & grasslands and is the longest ever structure built by humans. Our Great Wall of China Trek starts on the ancient wall of Badaling before continuing on to the different sections, providing each day with extensive views of the incredible wall itself and surrounding mountains. …

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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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Featured Trek: Phongun Razi and the Burmese Ice Mountains

2nd August 2016 | 0 comments

Be one of the few Westerners to trek in northern Burma where pristine jungle, remote trails, curious tribal people and a challenging high mountain ascent will make you feel like a true pioneer. Starting from the remote village of  Putao, in the foothills of the Himalaya, Mountain Kingdoms’ 10-day trek crosses fast-flowing streams by bamboo suspension bridges, rises through untouched …

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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 …

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Featured Trek: Climb Mt Elbrus, with Adventure Consultants

5th July 2016 | 0 comments

Elbrus is a giant dormant volcano that separates Europe from Asia. It has become one of the coveted Seven Summits as it is the highest peak in Europe at 5,642m. Being relatively high, Elbrus certainly demands respect and we approach this by climbing to higher elevations each day during our acclimatisation phase whilst sleeping at lower elevations at night. A …

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Featured Trek: Aconcagua summit trek, with Jagged Globe

5th July 2016 | 0 comments

Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of the Himalaya. At 6,959m, the 1000m climb from high camp to the summit is notoriously tough. The unrelenting, lung-busting Canaleta, a steep scree-filled gully, is the physical, emotional and mental crux for many who attempt to reach the top. However, there is no technical climbing on the Horcones Route, and no ropes are …

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Featured Trek: Manaslu Circuit, Nepal, with Mountain Kingdoms

4th July 2016 | 0 comments

This ‘featured trek’ from Mountain Kingdoms is a distinctive and improved version of the classic Manaslu Circuit.  Staying in teahouses, this strenuous trek is an excellent alternative to the Annapurna Circuit, with spectacular scenery from beginning to end. The high point and a highlight of this trek is Larkya La (5,134m), a dramatic mountain pass with sensational views. This well-considered …