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This excellent definitive guide covers all of the climbing along the North Wales A55 coastal corridor - from
Sport climbing, via ferrata, deep water soloing and multi-pitch climbing in Oman, a country on the tip of the
Excellent value, HMS locking karabiner with massive internal rope radiuses that are kind to ropes. Weight 85g.
Sun, sea, rock - the climber's dream, particularly if they own a yacht! What better way to spend a holiday than
A superb rock climbing guide to the superb granite of the Val Di Mello on the Italian side of the Pennine Alps
An extremely lightweight, well balanced and versatile technical axe, available with either an adze or a hammer.
Photographing the Lake District is a comprehensive photographic-location guidebook to the most beautiful places
20 litre minimalist running pack designed for ultralight mountain marathon racers who are carrying as light and
An extra large shovel for serious use, the Black Diamond Evac features a unique handle that can be set up in
Designed for relaxed climbing on very steep dry-tooling type routes but also provides excellent performance on
Close fitting and dexterous Pontetorto® soft shell glove for ice-climbing and alpinism.
The Suunto Ambit3 Peak is the ultimate GPS watch for mountain navigation with numerous advanced outdoor and
Incredibly lightweight technical wind in ice screw with an aluminium shaft and a replaceable steel tip. They
Wind and water resistant Polartec® Power Shield® membrane softshell pants, designed for technical
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
A short version of the X Frame, giving a mat that weights only 173g! Designed with body mapping research, it
Here is a selection of the latest new products to come into stock.
This Velcro rock shoe is perfect for the climber starting out at their local wall or crag and buying their
A GPS watch with advanced run, cycle and swim functions as well as smart mobile connection with an iPhone/iPad
Extremely lightweight waterproof breathable overmitts - with a micro pack size, fast drying, weatherproof and
The new GoPro Hero is a simple to operate camera that records in full 1080P resolution and comes in at a
A guide-book sized journal and logbook for you to record details of all your climbs, from which route you
12 litre minimalist running pack designed for ultralight mountain marathon racers who are carrying as light and
Extra good deals on really great kit!!
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Short leg version of the standard briefs.
XS and L only.
A classic crewneck tee in a range of subtle solids and stripes - the Daily Tee is made of soft organic cotton
Absolutely brilliant update of DMM's already ultralightweight wiregate Prowire quickdraw. Perfect for shaving
Superb world-renowned light-weight fell running shoe with rubber studded sole. The perfect all round shoe for
Very lightweight small-packing dress in a soft polyester/spandex blend that gives you full coverage with a
Simple two part snow shovel equipped with a metal shaft with plastic T-handle and work-hardened aluminium
Stay cool in this now iconic shirt - made of breezy, finely woven and fast-wicking organic cotton.
A waterproof and highly breathable jacket designed for mountain use - a simple, uncluttered design with a
A 70 litre alpine climbing pack (that would also make a good trekking pack) designed for the harshest of
Perfect for wearing under a shell glove or for aerobic activities, such as running or that long walk in.
The Rab Latok Jacket is one of the few waterproofs of choice for Scottish winter climbing, winter alpinism and
Very warm thermal bottoms for very cold places.
The ultimate (?!) in absolute lightweight largish wiregate quickdraws and very aptly named. Available in three
Heavy duty organic cotton hoody to keep you feeling warm but looking cool at crag or wall.
Here is a selection of the latest new books, maps and DVDs to come into stock.
Lancashire Bouldering is the first guidebook to the bouldering in Lancashire and Greater Manchester. It covers
A beautiful wall calendar that is guaranteed to keep you inspired and maybe even organised all year. It's
A detailed history of the sport of fell running and stories of some of the great exponents of the sport through
The huge area around Lake Garda, just south of the Brenta Dolomites, is a mecca for climbing but there are also
The climbing on Menorca is limited compared to that on nearby Mallorca, limited in both quantity and height,
A big new book to the magnificent Dolomites in northern Italy due to be published late Summer/Autumn 2014. This
Biography of Alex MacIntyre who, although only twenty-eight years old, was already one of the leading
Autobiography of the Reverend Bob Shepton, an old-school adventurer in the spirit of sailing mountaineer
Superb full colour selected climbs guide to North Wales. The main climbing areas of Llanberis, Slate, Ogwen,
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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