Afghani women mountaineers train in the Alps with the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust
Three young women from Afghanistan – Mariam, Shogufa and Hanifa (last names held for security reasons) – have come to the Alps to train in Argentière...
Karl Egloff sets new speed ascent record on Denali
The previous speed record on Denali (6,190m) was established by the Spanish athlete Kilian Jornet with an ascent time of 9 hours, 45 minutes in 2014...
Smartwool’s new merino/polyester mash-up
Merino specialist Smartwool’s new Merino Sport 150 Graphic Tees seem like a bit of a departure for the brand. The new tees, complete with graphic prints, are actually made from a blend of 56% merino wool and 44% polyester rather than pure merino wool.
Hanwag upgrades its Ferrata boot with radical new sole technology
New this spring is Hanwag’s updated Ferrata II GTX boot complete with a radical new TubeTec Rock sole technology, which is claimed to be both lighter and more cushioned than before, but still capable of edging on the sort of holds found on alpine rock routes and, of course, via ferrata.
New Montane Trailblazer packs use running vest technology
Montane’s new for spring range of three lightweight Trailblazer packs look like an interesting mix of technology and features borrowed from vest-type running packs and more conventional designs...