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Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2014

7th March 2014 | 0 comments

The Arc’teryx Alpine Arc’ademy will return to the French Alps this summer, giving novice and experienced alpinists alike the chance to learn new skills in and around home of alpine sports. Based at the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, the three day event will run from 13 – 15 June, with multiple outdoor workshops and seminars on offer for all …

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Woman to attempt world’s hardest ice route

15th February 2014 | 0 comments

Three times ice climbing world champion and Berghaus sponsored athlete Angelika Rainer will soon attempt to scale one of the world’s hardest ice routes, and if successful will become the first woman ever to complete the climb. Located on the Helmcken Falls in British Columbia, Canada, ‘Wolverine’ is a bolted single pitch route which lies within an ice cave. First …

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Tim Emmett announces 'The Perfect Storm' tour dates

17th October 2013 | 0 comments

Ice and rock extreme sports athlete Tim Emmett is to host a series of UK based presentations this autumn detailing his recent expeditions to Iceland, Pakistan and Canada. Kicking off in Edinburgh on October 28, The Perfect Storm tour will focus on the Mountain Hardware athletes’ adventures across the globe, including his recent run in with British Columbia’s Helmcken Falls, …

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Festival of Ice to raise funds for Climbers Against Cancer

8th October 2013 | 0 comments

The world’s largest indoor ice climbing centre will host its first ever Festival of Ice this autumn, to help raise funds for Climbers Against Cancer. Located on the eastern shores of Loch Leven in the Scottish Highlands, Ice Factor Kinlochleven will see climbers from across the country come together for the weekend-long event from 2 – 3 November. In addition …

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Mammut introduce cold weather kit

19th September 2013 | 0 comments

Mammut have introduced a new range of lightweight and technical baselayers in preparation for the autumn/winter season. Described as warm, dry and comfortable, the new ‘Go Intensive’ garments have been designed to allow protection from the elements and are especially suited for activities where high intensity exercise is followed by periods of rest. Made from natural and synthetic fibres, the …

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Action Outdoors launch summer mountaineering programme

3rd April 2013 | 0 comments

If you’re looking to get into alpine mountaineering this summer, but find that most courses are a little out of your budget, then take a look at Action Outdoors, who has just launched their summer programme. The company are the UK partners to the French organisation UCPA, a not for profit organisation set up by the French Government to encourage …