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Nanga Parbat climbed in winter for first time

3rd March 2016 | 0 comments

Nanga Parbat (8,126m), the ninth highest mountain in the world and often called the ‘Killer Mountain’, has been summited for the first time in winter. At the end of 2015, The North Face alpinists Simone Moro (Italy) and Tamara Lunger (Italy) set out from Europe to attempt the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat and after more than 80 days …

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European Outdoor Film Tour trailer released

15th September 2015 | 0 comments

Now in its 15th season, this year’s European Outdoor Film Tour (E.O.F.T) kicks off in the UK on October 31st bringing some of the most spectacular outdoor and adventure sports films of the year to a town near you. The tour kicks off with a special premiere evening in Amsterdam on October 9th before heading to more than 300 venues …

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Gore-Tex Surround hits outdoor retailers

17th March 2015 | 0 comments

Hiking footwear containing Gore-Tex’s Surround technology is now available at some of the UK’s biggest retailers, including Ellis Brigham and Cotswold Outdoor. The new technology allows for all-around breathability while ensuring the waterproofness of the shoe or boot. Gore-Tex Surround allows moisture to escape through the Gore-Tex laminate into the open structure of a spacer and out through side vents, keeping the …

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Berghaus launch new high performance Frendo range

3rd December 2014 | 0 comments

Just in time for winter, Berghaus has launched a new collection of waterproof and insulated ski clothing, combining the latest in outdoor materials innovation with contemporary design and features. The Frendo is Berghaus’ new ultimate range of technical apparel, specifically jackets and salopettes. Tested extensively by athletes Ross Hewitt and Michelle Blaydon, these garments should be just as good as Berghaus …

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Zamberlan launch new Lady Lite boot

5th November 2013 | 0 comments

Italian boot brand Zamberlan have added a new women-specific trekking boot to their range this Winter, the Lady Lite GTX RR – a low volume boot designed for the feminine foot. Based on the classic Zamberlan model, the new all-round lightweight GTX RR has a slimmer heel and feminine fit, with a Vibram sole, Gore-Tex lining and water-resistant, Hydroblock full …

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Scarpa introduce new Manta Pro GTX

24th October 2013 | 0 comments

Scarpa have introduced the new Manta Pro GTX – a four season, B2-graded winter mountaineering boot designed for all round UK winter mountain use. Claimed to have a snugger fit and increased dexterity compared to earlier Scarpa models, the crampon compatible GTX features a Gore-Tex liner, Vibram sole with Climbing Zone, locking instep loop, Pro-Fibre XT 20 mid-sole, cut and …

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Kiku. International Mountain Summit Festival 2013

14th October 2013 | 0 comments

Just in case you need an excuse to head out into the mountains this month, check out the annual Kiku International Mountain Summit Festival 2013, a 6-day-long event that brings together outdoor enthusiasts from around the world in the picturesque setting of the Italian Dolomites. Running from 17 – 22 October, the IMS 2013 will take place in Brixen, South …