Komperdell Compact Cork Poles Review
Peak Mountaineering Blog
by Paul Lewis
4M ago
Our Komperdell Compact Cork Poles review examines a high quality trekking pole from this long established Austrian manufacturer.  We hope you find it useful. Introduction    Over the years I have used and tested many types of skiing, running and trekking poles from different manufacturers.  I have also enjoyed following their evolution as they have become lighter, more compact and with evolving innovative features.  We have linked to some previous Peak Mountaineering pole reviews at the bottom of this review. My reviews have also included various models from Austrian ..read more
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Merrell Moab Speed 2 Mid GTX Review
Peak Mountaineering Blog
by Paul Lewis
4M ago
Paul’s Merrell Moab Speed 2 Mid GTX review explores a new multi-purpose shoe inspired by Merrell’s best selling Moab boot.  We really hope you find it useful. Introduction Merrell is an extremely popular American outdoor and leisure focussed footwear brand.  The company was established in 1981 when two Rossignol ski company executives, Clark Matis and John Schweizer, decided to launch a new hiking boot brand. Since 1997 the company has been wholly owned by shoe industry giant Wolverine World Wide. Merrell has always focussed on producing high performance outdoor and leisure footwear ..read more
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Staying Warm On Winter Adventures
Peak Mountaineering Blog
by Paul Lewis
5M ago
Our Staying Warm On Winter Adventures advice shares some tips for winter campaigns.  It is definitely not exhaustive, but hopefully will provide some useful ideas.  Introduction Winter is hard on warm blooded humans.  Cold temps and challenging weather will always conspire to challenge our comfort.  Add to that the stop start nature of winter adventures and we are asking a lot of both our bodies and our clothing and equipment.   But, just as it is easy to be inefficient, a few simple steps can definitely help you stay more comfortable.  Over many winter seasons we ..read more
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Technical Climbing Equipment Repair Kits
Peak Mountaineering Blog
by Paul Lewis
5M ago
Our Technical Climbing Equipment Repair Kits advice article shares some ideas on what might be included for quick fixes to technical equipment on trips and expeditions.  We hope you find it useful.   Introduction We think there are lots of reasons why taking a specific repair kit on any adventure is worth the effort.  Infact, we may better describe it as essential.  It may help you to keep a piece of damaged equipment in service when otherwise your trip could be jeopardised.  This could be, for example, repairing that crucial rucksack crampon strap. Repairing a piece o ..read more
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Clothing And Equipment Repair Kits
Peak Mountaineering Blog
by Paul Lewis
5M ago
Our Clothing And Equipment Repair Kits advice article shares some ideas on the kind of things you might want to take on your next adventure.  We hope you find it useful. Introduction We think there are lots of reasons why taking a repair kit on any adventure is worth the effort.  Infact, it may be better described as essential?  It may help you to keep a piece of damaged equipment in service when otherwise your trip could be jeopardised.  This could be, for example, repairing that crucial rucksack buckle or stitching up a key insulation layer.   Repairing a piece of eq ..read more
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LEKI Spitfire Vario 3D Poles Review
Peak Mountaineering Blog
by Paul Lewis
6M ago
Our LEKI Spitfire Vario 3D Poles Review explores a stylish freeride pole featuring the evolutionary Trigger 3D leash system.  Please read on to find out more.   Introduction Leki are an industry leader in pole manufacture and offer options for just about every outdoor activity where poles are of use.  We have been proud to work with them for many years and have used a wide selection of their models.  This has included poles for skiing and ski touring, hillwalking, mountaineering and running.  We have linked to a selection of our reviews of their products below. Some Le ..read more
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Leki Rubic 3D Gloves Review
Peak Mountaineering Blog
by Paul Lewis
6M ago
Our Leki Rubic 3D Gloves Review explores a high quality glove compatible with Leki Trigger S or Trigger 3D pole system.  We really hope you find it useful.   Introduction Leki are known worldwide for their extensive pole collection.  Whether for hillwalking, skiing, mountaineering or running, Leki have poles for all types of users.  Alongside that, and probably less known, they also make gloves.  They have options for different activities and a lot of their range also features their Trigger System. The system offers the user a direct connection to their pole by locking ..read more
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Rab Khroma Ascendor Pants Review
Peak Mountaineering Blog
by Paul Lewis
6M ago
Our Rab Khroma Ascendor Pants review examines a tough ski mountaineering orientated trouser with advanced materials and ski focussed features.  We hope you find it useful. Ski Touring at Grand Montets Introduction Rab now offer a full range of ski mountaineering focussed clothing.  Hardshell tops and bottoms, insulation layers, gloves and packs – they have everything available.  We have used a selection of their products including their Khroma Goretex Pro jacket and pants, their Khroma Tour gloves and Khroma 22L Ski Pack (our review of that pack is here). It is a carefully desig ..read more
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Rab Khroma 22L Ski Pack Review
Peak Mountaineering Blog
by Paul Lewis
6M ago
Our Rab Khroma 22L Ski Pack Review explores a tough and fully featured ski mountaineering pack.  We really hope you find it useful. Introduction  A dedicated ski mountaineering pack has lots of requirements.  It needs to carry all the equipment you need.  It also needs to be able to carry your skis and other technical equipment.  Your pack needs to keep out the weather, fend off tough treatment, allow efficient access to general equipment and very quick access to emergency items.  It should also be comfortable to carry when fully loaded and yet be balanced and sec ..read more
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The Munros – The Complete Collection Of Maps
Peak Mountaineering Blog
by Paul Lewis
7M ago
Our latest Top Read choice is The Munros – The Complete Collection Of Maps by HARVEY Maps. Please do read on to find out more about this superb book. Introduction It was way back in 1891 when Hugh Munro created his Tables of 282 Scottish mountains. He could surely have little idea at the time how popular ‘Munro bagging’ would become. From young to old and in all seasons, endless hill goers are either ticking off their own ascents or have already completed a ’round’. For some, one round isn’t even enough and they start all over again! It is very appropriate that HARVEY Maps is a Scottish compan ..read more
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