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Success for Trek & Mountain readers on Stok Kangri!

28th August 2015 | 0 comments

The second Trek & Mountain reader expedition of 2015, to Stok Kangri in the Indian Himalaya, has reached a successful conclusion with 8 members of the team reaching the summit on 24th August. The challenging weather conditions, had left some questioning whether topping out was even a possibility, but the hard work of the team paid off as they braved snow …

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VIDEO: Stok Kangri training weekend

13th July 2015 | 0 comments

The Peak District was the venue for the recent Trek & Mountain Stok Kangri Expedition 2015 training weekend, and our team of readers met up to find out more about the trek from the trek organisers Peak Mountaineering and of course meet their team mates for the first time! The expedition sponsors Rab and Lowe Alpine were also on hand to talk about …

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Polartec celebrates the use of one billion plastic bottles in their fabrics

8th July 2015 | 0 comments

Polartec has announced that they’ve used one billion’s worth of clear plastic bottles in the production of fabric used by major brands such as Rab, Montane, Mountain Equipment, Patagonia and Norrona. Since 2003, Polartec has been recycling plastic bottles and using them to create fabric used in outdoor gear. In 2010, they partnered with Unifi to produce high quality recycled …

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Scottish Winter Weekend – sign up here!

4th January 2015 | 0 comments

                          On the weekend of 28th February to 2nd March, Trek & Mountain will be running its second annual Scottish Winter Weekend event, in association with Rab, Lowe Alpine and Polartec – and YOU are invited! The weekend combines winter mountaineering instruction provided by Peak Mountaineering during the …

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Rab winter range now available at Cotswold Outdoor

31st October 2014 | 0 comments

  Rab’s winter range of clothing, including their ever-popular down products, is now available at the Cotswold Outdoor chain of stores. Key pieces in the range include Rab’s down jackets, which now use hydrophobic down. Hydrophobic down is one of the outdoor clothing industry’s latest breakthroughs; while down is one of the best materials for insulation, it has one flaw; …

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First solo climb of the three Torres Del Paine in Patagonia

11th March 2013 | 0 comments

  Rab-sponsored athlete Pedro Cifuentes has become the first climber to traverse the three Torres Del Paine in Patagonia, solo and unsupported. Cifuentes faced some of the world’s harshest weather conditions, including frequent storms and high winds, to complete the long, technical and committing climb. It took 29 days on the wall and more than a 1000m of climbing to …