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Leo's name is synonymous with adventure climbing; he has consistently pushed at the limits of this game and in the process has carved out a media profile which has seen him appear on Top Gear and be pitched as one of Britain’s top ten adventurers by The Telegraph. But don’t get the wrong idea, all this media attention is well deserved – Leo is without doubt the 'real deal'.


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DMM Spire and Spire Tech axes

Light yet solid; simple but effective - DMM's new Spire walking axe and Spire Tech mountaineering axe may not win awards for innovation, but both are superb value for money, says Dan Bailey, with the Spire Tech in particular being a bit of a wi...

Mountain Shells Around £200

Can you pick up a decent shell for only around £200? We think so! While top-end technical waterproof jackets cost big money, less specialist alternatives are available for lots less. In terms of quality and functionality, our benchmark budget is a bit of a...

Berghaus Carnot and Fourier Hooded Fleeces

Warm, stretchy, and unfussy, these midweight men's and women's fleeces are a good choice for hillwalking and all-round outdoor use, says Dan Bailey.

Berghaus Affine Jacket

It's not a technical model for more demanding mountain days - and it's not marketed as such - but the Affine is a decent midweight...

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise...

Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough...

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five...


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Charity hikers aim for £1m fundraising summit with return of Lake District challe

Outdoor enthusiasts are being encouraged to sign up for a Lake District hiking event next month to raise money for a multiple sclerosis (MS) charity.

Berghaus ambassador reaches record height for climber with a spinal cord injury

Berghaus ambassador Ed Jackson has returned to the UK after a dramatic expedition to Himlung Himal, a remote Himalayan peak. While the 7,126m summit eluded Ed and his team, he reached a new record height...

Berghaus Adapts aims to make the outdoors more accessible for all

Berghaus has announced details of a new initiative that will support the company's vision that the outdoors should be accessible for all. Working closely with recovering quadriplegic Ed Jackson, the brand has launched...

Forging Ahead: Celebrating 40 years of DMM

Innovative, made in Wales, premium quality, and a little off the wall are all words that get mentioned...

Berghaus to bring athletes and adventure film premieres to Kendal

For the 20th consecutive year, Berghaus will have a big presence at Kendal Mountain...

Berghaus launches major tree planting commitment with the Good Wood Project

Berghaus has today revealed The Good Wood Project, marking the start...

Anna Taylor's Classic Rock Round: Week 2 update

The Welsh leg started in a pretty brutal way, with a 71 mile cycle to take us out of Bristol to the town...


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