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22 Sep 2017

thumb John Porter, author of the acclaimed Alex MacIntyre biography One Day as a Tiger, examines this new book on the legendary Voytek... Read more

18 Sep 2017

thumb It's not the lightest in its class, but with hydrophobic down and some unusual design features, the Questar HD is a great... Read more

14 Sep 2017

thumb Bridging the gap between Five Ten's relaxed Rogue line and the more technical Anasazi, the Gambit offers both long route comfort... Read more

4 Sep 2017

thumb Whether it's a weekend or a month away, rucksacks ranging from 50-70 litres should cover most needs. The 14 models on test here... Read more

29 Aug 2017

thumb In the age of clickbait, long-form journalism has suffered a decline in the climbing media. The Magician's Glass by Ed Douglas... Read more

Aug 2017

thumb From sport climbing in Finale to walking up Scafell and trad climbing in the Highlands, Victoria de Ga has been living in... Read more

Aug 2017

thumb For long days on mountain rock, or laid-back low-grade cragging sessions, this comfy and supportive shoe is easy on the feet,... Read more

Aug 2017

thumb It's not the last word in ultralight, says Dan Bailey, but for its weight you'd struggle to find a sturdier or more spacious solo... Read more

Aug 2017

thumb One of the lighter models in the popular Trango range, the Trango Tower GTX makes a superb boot for UK scrambling days, says Tom... Read more

Aug 2017

thumb Whether you're walking, climbing or running, summer is the time to save weight on your rain shell. We've compared nine at a range... Read more

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Aug 2017

thumb Whether you're walking, climbing or running, summer is the time to save weight on your rain shell. We've compared nine at a range... Read more

Aug 2017

thumb One of the lighter models in the popular Trango range, the Trango Tower GTX makes a superb boot for UK scrambling days, says Tom... Read more

4 Sep 2017

thumb Whether it's a weekend or a month away, rucksacks ranging from 50-70 litres should cover most needs. The 14 models on test here... Read more

Jul 2017

thumb Released in 2016, Wild Country's New Friends are the result of several decades of refinement on the iconic original. Over the... 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

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

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

Sep 2015

thumb Here we put all the top cams head to head in one massive review! Which cams have the largest range? Which are the lightest?... Read more


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