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4 Feb 2016

thumb Introducing the latest addition to the Arc'teryx Atom family: the Atom SL Hoody. Hitting the shops in Spring/Summer 2016, this... Read more

2 Feb 2016

thumb This is a good book, well written and engaging, very much typifying the understated British mountaineer, and somehow including... Read more

18 Jan 2016

thumb There are many ways to wreck a pair of poles. My favoured approach is to pick a course back and forth across huge piles of... Read more

Dec 2015

thumb If we had to sum this up in one word... it's BIG! The basic design follows the traditional centre-fold mat design but it... Read more

Dec 2015

thumb Established in 1967, Lowe Alpine has a reputation for making high quality and long lasting, climbing packs, backpacks, and travel... Read more

Dec 2015

thumb Stuck for a few last minute stocking fillers for the climber in your life? Here's a few quick ideas for small gifts that could... Read more

Dec 2015

thumb Rob Greenwood reviews the Organic Big Pad and concludes that it is, indeed very BIG, very good, and very expensive! Read more

Dec 2015

thumb Christmas is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time of year to settle in front of the fire with a glass of wine and a... Read more

Dec 2015

thumb Fenrir means 'he who dwells in the marshes' in old Norse... Although marshes aren't the first environment I'd associate with... Read more

Dec 2015

thumb With its wet and windy weather, high aerobic output and general wear and tear, winter is hard on your waterproofs. So what makes... Read more

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Dec 2015

thumb With its wet and windy weather, high aerobic output and general wear and tear, winter is hard on your waterproofs. So what makes... Read more

Nov 2015

thumb HMS screwgate carabiners - perhaps not the most exciting piece of climbing gear, but one of the most frequently used. We've... Read more

Dec 2015

thumb Christmas is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time of year to settle in front of the fire with a glass of wine and a... Read more

Dec 2015

thumb Stuck for a few last minute stocking fillers for the climber in your life? Here's a few quick ideas for small gifts that could... Read more

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Dec 2013

thumb In this indepth review, we look at several top-of-the-range headtorches, some lightweight models, and some budget options. If you... Read more

Dec 2010

thumb Edinburgh-based climber Viv Scott takes a look at modern Scottish winter clothing systems and gear, and reviews his top pick of... Read more

Jan 2012

thumb Are you a walker, a mountaineer, a climber or a bit of all three? Dan Bailey tries out three winter boots, each designed for a... Read more

Oct 2011

thumb Alan James, Mick Ryan and Chris Craggs review an essential part of the modern climber's gear: rope bags. "The rope bag has... Read more


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