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The Climbers Shop Expedition Event - 10/11th November Press Release

No matter what part of the world you are planning to travel to, make sure you pop along to the Climbers Shop in Stony Stratford Milton Keynes on the second weekend in November for information, deals and fun as we celebrate all things expedition.

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We will have a fantastic team of expedition climbers, technical equipment experts and even an Expedition Doctor who, along with our resident staff team of intrepid adventure travellers will be on hand both days to share stories, answer wilderness health questions, talk equipment and make sure you get the very best in product advice and fitting so that you can enjoy your trip to the max.

Throughout the weekend we will have our fabulous Everest graphic on display courtesy of Mountain Equipment along with expedition equipment that has been to the world's highest summit for you to touch, feel and talk about – why not get dressed up and get a "summit selfie" to show your friends? And don't forget to pop up to our book room where Rab have installed our global customer travel map ready for you to pin your next adventure on – you may even win a prize! If you are keen to head off somewhere new but haven't decided on a destination yet, then be sure to chat to our staff team and brand representatives for some great tips on travel destinations and "off the beaten track" adventures. There will be free workshops available on how to plan your own expedition lead by British Mountain Guide Technical Director Adrian Nelhams and a unique opportunity to consult with a fully qualified Doctor and mountain medicine specialist; Dr. Hannah Kittson. Last, and by no means least, we will be joined by Inigo Jones of the British Mountaineering Council who will be on hand to answer questions about helping protect our precious crags and mountains for the future as part of the BMC Mend Our Mountains campaign.

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The Climbers Shop is very proud to be one of a handful of Expedition clothing specialists in the country and our full range is always available meaning that anyone heading off to colder climes can come and try on a choice of down suits, gloves and bootees within an hour's drive of Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge and London. Our good friends at Scarpa will also be on hand to provide specialist boot fitting with a full size range of high altitude footwear for you to try. Where else can you do that in the UK?

Our representatives from the UK's leading expedition equipment brands, Rab and Mountain Equipment will be available across the weekend. Their heritage, specialist knowledge of garment design and fabric expertise may help make the difference between buying an item for just one trip or buying a couple which will become firm favourites in your outdoor armoury whenever you head outdoors. Be sure to quiz the footwear guru from Scarpa too as just a small error in fit could ruin an expensive trip.

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Make sure you book your ticket for Saturday evening too, when Nick Bullock will be entertaining us with tales of epic climbs, mountains and bears. Nick's journey from HM Prison Service to cutting edge mountaineering has led to the publication of his second acclaimed book "Tides", copies of which will be available for purchase at the shop and for Nick to sign. It will be a very entertaining and fascinating evening and places are limited so be sure to book your ticket early. All proceeds of Nicks talk will be raising money for the BMC Access and Conservation Trust and don't forget you can also Doug Scott's support our partner charity: Community Action Nepal (CAN) by purchasing Nepali crafts or one of collection of unique signed mountain images that are on permanent display in our front stairwell.

Finally, for everyone who makes a purchase across the weekend there will be free entry to our Grand Prize Draw where you can win a fantastic winter skills day with a fully qualified instructor courtesy of Rab along with a massive hamper of outdoor gear including a Mountain Equipment Glacier sleeping bag, Petzl Boreo Helmet, Julbo Sunglasses, Black Diamond Headtorch, vouchers and much more. All this AND giveaways across the weekend!

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