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On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed
The Superdry 8.3mm Mammut Meteor is an an excellent choice for Scottish Winter and alpine climbing as well as
A set of protecting caps for the pick and spike of an ice axe. They are designed so as not to be lost and they
A guidebook covering the wealth of sport climbing in and around Athens. The guide covers 33 different crags all
A unique combination of what is basically an airmat with a self inflating foam skeleton to give a very light
Churnet Bouldering is a comprehensive guide to the magical sandstone bouldering in the Lower Churnet Valley.
A single axle version of DMM's Dragon cam combining the tried and trusted 13.75°, single axle head unit of the
The NeoAir XTherm air mattress gives the greatest warmth-to-weight ratio available in any air mattress by far,
Outstanding top-end 9.3mm rope with an innovative sheath design - double twist technology uses four rather than
At 9.2mm diameter, one of the lightest and thinnest ropes on the market to pass its UIAA single rope test and a
Trad and multi pitch climbing guide to Sardinia - an accompaniment to the separate volume from the same
Small HMS type forged karabiner with innovative twin gate (Straight Gate + Wire Gate) which effectively gives
This improved Suction Cup Mount is small and strong and comes with short and long quick release mounts for
Super phototopo guide to sport climbs at Antalya on the Turkish Mediterranean coast. Much steep limestone,
SAVING WEIGHT IN THE MOUNTAINS
Going lightweight is always pleasant be it soloing on grit with nothing more than shoes, chalkbag and the clothes you stand up in, or running over the high Lakeland fells with little more than a bumbag, but where it really counts is at altitude.
Once the air thins, every gram feels like a kilogram and shaving grams is the name of the game, be it sawing off your toothbrush handle or removing all the excess webbing from your rucksack. This is an area where modern materials and manufacturing processes are making leaps and bounds and we can only expect things to get both lighter and stronger in the future.
Meanwhile, here, for the alpinists and greater ranges exponents amongst you are some of the most recent bits of lightweight gear we have received to date - put this lot together for your next high altitude trip and it really will make a difference!
The photo shows Crag Jones taking a lightweight approach on Ultar (7388m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. (Photo: Stephen Reid)
Amazing, ultra-lightweight climbing and mountaineering helmet (maximum weight only 165g!!) with excellent
An amazing superlight harness designed for ski touring, alpinism and the greater ranges but which could also
Extremely ultra lightweight half rope, originally designed as a twin, but now with improved supple easy
The first full strength karabiner to break the sub 20g barrier, tiny but perfectly formed also and perfectly
Incredibly light quickdraws made with sub 20g krabs and 8mm Dyneema® tape which will significantly reduce the
The ultimate ultralight nut tool, ideal for alpine climbing and other high altitude use - or just for anyone
Highly innovative, stemless and highly flexible camming devices from Spain with very narrow head widths. Five
Waterproof, exceptionally breathable and astonishingly light, the Minimus Smock has such a micro pack size that
Here is a selection of the latest new products to come into stock.
Fast, fuel-efficient personal stove system for solo travellers and minimalist alpine climbing trips. Combining
Removable leash that fits virtually any mountaineering ice axe.
A headtorch designed specifically for urban running with a 130 lumen beam at the front and a red flashing light
A purpose designed big wall aid climbing harness, the Big Gun is loaded with features to make long days aiding
This battery pack holds three LR3 or AAA batteries and provides a back-up solution in situations where the
A very small and light bluetooth smart compatible heart rate monitor that measures your heart rate with great
Blended woollen four season hat in various colour options. A low profile ensures under-helmet fit and a micro
Extra good deals on really great kit!!
Below are a selection of our current bargains: please click for the full list of Special Offers!!
Patagonia's best-selling Nano Puff™ Jacket and iconic R2™ fleece are combined in a hybrid mid layer jacket that
The Munro is Grivel's Nepal Steel specially adapted for the UK market. Apart from a blue shaft, the axe is
New for this year, Wild Country Balance pants deliver an athletic cut in a stylish, hard wearing climbing
Nice 20 litre day sack with a zip opening top and a large zip pocket containing all manner of compartments for
100% organic cotton jersey tee shirt with a crew neck and a print design on the chest.
A great 35 litre cragging/ winter/alpine rucksack with a simple and sleek but hardwearing design yet all the
Four season 3.8 cm thick inflatable mat giving up to 20% more warmth than previous ProLite 4 mattresses without
The perfect warmth for just about everything, the classic Down Sweater Vest is lightweight, windproof, and
A soft, 1/4-zip fleece pullover with a sweater-knit face and warm fleece interior - one of Patagonia's most
eVent® waterproof ice climbing gauntlet with PrimaLoft® insulation and high grip Pittards leather palm areas. A
A comfortable, easy-care short-sleeved shirt in an organic cotton/polyester plain weave.
Women's fit down jacket with detachable hood, designed as a mountain and hill walking jacket in very cold
Special offer on this top quality, large, comfortable to carry ropebag.
The Spitfire is a casual all-day shoe that's designed to handle everything from pavement and dirt, to
Here is a selection of the latest new books, maps and DVDs to come into stock.
As Wolfgang Gullich said, "getting strong is easy, getting strong without getting injured is hard". Sooner or
Lying on the southern fringe of the High Atlas is one of Morocco's premier climbing destinations - the
This is the first fully dedicated bouldering guide to the whole of the North York Moors and its east coast. Its
A guide covering the premier limestone sport crags of the UK with the big four of Malham, Kilnsey, Gordale and
This guide covers the wealth of climbing around Swanage (Isle of Purbeck) and on the Isle of Wight and is
Also known as Real Rock Tour 9, Yosemite's rock climbing revolution - the greatest untold story of American
The Aladağlar is one of Turkey's most important and popular areas for rock climbing and mountaineering. This
A guidebook to a selection of what are considered to be the best rock climbing locations in Greece, excluding
A map showing all of the 214 ‘Wainwright Fells’ of the Lake District very clearly on a high quality
A complete list of UK Climbing Guidebooks, UK Maps, Foreign Guidebooks, Foreign Maps, DVDs, Instructional
Karabiners, Quickdraws, Wires, Nuts, Cams & other Hardware, Helmets, Harnesses, Slings, Cord, Tape, Ropes,
Ice axes, Crampons, Ice Protection, Avalanche Probes, Snow Shovels, Snow Shoes & Snow Saws.
Telescopic poles for walking & ski-ing.
Mountain Boots, Walking Boots, Approach Shoes, Fell Running Shoes, Rockshoes and Accessories.
Technical clothing for harsh environments.
Specialist clothing, rucksacks, shoes books, maps and other kit.
Cool stuff for crags and cred. Also lightweight trekking gear.
Rucksacks of all types, plus Rucksack Accessories, Bumbags, Duffle Bags, Dry Bags, Stuff Sacks and Baby
Tents, Bivi Bags, Camping Mats and Sleeping Bags.
Stoves, Fuel Bottles, Pans, Spares, Mugs, Bowls, Plates & Cutlery.
Water Bottles, Bags, Bladders, Storage Jars & Spares.
Head Torches, Lanterns, Batteries & Spares.
GPS & Altimeter Watches.
Sunglasses, Glacier Glasses, Goggles and Accessories.
Medical & Cosmetic, Energy, Glacier Glasses, Map Cases & Document Bags, Navigation, Tools, Photography,
Needle Sports Gift Vouchers. Also Wedding List information.
Professional Rope Access Equipment for Industrial, Military and Rescue use.
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