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Hanwag Banks GTX review

9th July 2020 | 0 comments

With the warmer months finally here, Chris Kempster tries out a lightweight 3-season walking boot that offers superb comfort and stability combined with a stylish design…

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How to choose a sleeping bag

30th January 2019 | 1 comment.

Here’s the thing. No-one ever really regretted a sleeping bag that was slightly too warm, but there’s nothing more miserable than shivering all night in a bag that’s simply not warm enough…

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Featured Trek: Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar

16th December 2015 | 0 comments

The World Expeditions trek to the base of Mount Everest will surpass your expectations. In true expedition style you ascend with professional guides, crew and porters as we trek to the base of the world’s highest mountain. Our carefully devised itinerary reflects our proven track record and our trail leads through the famous villages of Namche and Khumjung. We also …

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Alpinists make first ascents in Nepal

8th January 2014 | 0 comments

American alpinists Scott Adamson and Christopher Wright have made first ascents of two 6500m peaks in the northwest corner of Nepal’s Khumbu region. The pair established the new routes earlier this year during a month spent on the Lunag Glacier in the Nepalese Himalaya.  After setting up base camp at 5050m on October 10, the men headed first for the …

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New 'mountain-proof' smartphone from Quechua

7th December 2013 | 0 comments

French mountain sports brand Quechua have introduced the new Phone 5’’, a smartphone developed especially for use in the mountains. Quechua describe their phone as ‘mountain-proof’, but what exactly does that mean? Well, the shock and weather resistant model features more than 30 inbuilt applications designed for trekking and mountaineering, has a quadcore 1.2 GHZ processor for fast navigation, and …

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New from Garmin: Tactix GPS watch

30th October 2013 | 0 comments

Garmin have announced their latest bit of kit – the new Tactix GPS Navigator and ABC Watch – due for release next month. Built to withstand even the most extreme of outdoor activities, including trekking, mountaineering and even skydiving, the new black, stealth watch can handle shock and impact, with its scratch-resistant stainless steel rear casing , and it’s said …