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ISPO Highlights: Top 5 Winter Mountain Running Products

22nd February 2017 | 0 comments

In the second of our reports from the recent ISPO outdoor trade show in Munich, we bring you our list of the best mountain running products available next autumn/winter… Winter mountain running is demanding, complex and challenging, for both athletes and gear designers alike. Products need to be lightweight and breathable yet warm, durable and capable of standing up to …

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The North Face launch new mountain festival

12th May 2016 | 0 comments

The North Face have announced the launch of a new festival, The North Face Mountain Festival, set in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, at the foot of the Eiger. The festival will run from the 16th to 18th of September and let’s festival goers trial outdoor activities such as running mountainous trails for the first time, following a pro athlete up a rock-face, …

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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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Avalanche awareness lectures from The North Face

30th September 2014 | 0 comments

The North Face, in association with Snow+Rock and the Ski Club of Great Britain will be running a lecture series on avalanche awareness during November and December. Having sufficient knowledge of avalanche risk is critical to remain safe when winter mountaineering or skiing off-piste in the mountains and, experienced or not, this lecture is a great chance to gain/refresh that …

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Mountain experts give winter skills talks

7th January 2014 | 0 comments

International Mountain Guide Andy Townsend and The North Face athlete Andy Houseman are to give a series of winter skills talks later this month, helping hill walkers and climbers to stay safe this winter. Taking place on January 29 and 30 in Ellis Brigham’s Manchester and London stores, the evening events will see the climbing duo give crowds expert advice, …