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  • Alex Hallam Interview - A Climber's Climber

    Alex Hallam enjoys climbing. For him, the emphasis is having fun with good friends and going to exciting places, where there's a chance for an unexpected adventure. Someone will probably fall in the sea, there will be discomfort, and off-widths may be sought out (and climbed in shorts). There's a tendency for the modern climber to believe it's all about grades, training and sponsorships, but Alex represents a great number of people who go outside and rock climb simply because it's fun. The performance and numbers don't really matter, and instead it's more entertaining to spend a week in Font doing some bouldering but also eating 'Rice and Chicken and Yam' every night, whilst occasionally burning off/being burnt off by your mates. Alex works long stints as an Engineer at sea. 

  • Lukasz Larsson-Warzecha Interview - A Photographer that Climbs

    Lukasz Warzecha is one of the leading photographer and videographers in the UK, specialising in adventure and the outdoors. His company, LW Images, says, 'we believe in the power of non-fiction visual story telling.' His clients include National Geographic, WL Gore, The North Face, Petzl, Black Diamond, Mountain Equipment, John Muir Trust, Icelandic Mountain Guides, Ordnance Survey... and many others! Lukasz has also been Director of Photography for Epic Trails, a TV series focusing on wilderness adventure. From scuba to sailing, and from climbing to cycling, Lukasz has been busy...

  • Mountain Equipment Kryos Jacket - Working Hard On Koyo Zom


    The new Kryos Jacket has been driven by requests from Mountain Equipment's athlete team, such as cutting-edge mountaineers like Tom Livingstone & Uisdean Hawthorn, who need a light and warm jacket for alpine climbing in the Greater Ranges and in cold conditions... the Kryos provides the optimum combination of warmth, protection and minimal weight.

    Informed by feedback from some of the world’s best alpinists and extensive R&D work, this is the jacket for the hardest and most committing lines in the high mountains. A GORE-TEX INFINIUM drop outer provides proven additional warmth and weather resistance, whilst the Super Alpine Hood gives unrivalled protection. Featuring Firestorm construction, high volume hood, and pleated & box baffles, it's one of the highest-performing jackets Mountain Equipment have ever made. Read on to discover how Tom used the Kryos on his expedition to Koyo Zom...

  • Mountain Equipment Men's Lhotse Jacket Review

    Simon Verspeak reviews the men's Lhotse jacket from Mountain Equipment. This GORE-TEX Pro model is advertised as 'for those requiring the best all-round performance and absolute protection for mountaineering in all weathers.' This jacket is essentially designed to keep you dry and help you to move in the mountains all day long. Mixing function (large pockets and a helmet-compatible hood, for example), weight (light enough to carry everywhere) and durability (giving you year-round protection), this jacket uses the latest in GORE-TEX technology and breathability. We sent the jacket to Simon, an outdoor instructor based in north Wales, for some 'summer' and autumn testing...

  • Mountain Equipment Women's Manaslu Jacket Review

    Emma Warren reviews the women's Manaslu jacket from Mountain Equipment. This GORE-TEX Pro model gives waterproof, breathable, all-weather protection and is one of the flagship jackets in their range. It's aimed at those wanting an all-round product which can cope with rocky scrambles in torrential rain and wild routes in driving snow. Key features include a large, helmet-compatible hood, long articulated sleeves and ample pockets... and a nice colour! Emma's tested this during the 'interesting' Welsh summer and autumn, so read on for her thoughts.

  • Pat Littlejohn - A British Climbing Icon

    At the core of Britain's trad climbing heart is adventure - particularly in the mountains or above the sea. Of the many people operating during the golden era of discovery and new routes in the 1970s and '80s, one name comes up time and again: Pat Littlejohn. He's climbed an incredible amount of these adventurous, wild, and impressive routes, picking off plums for all to enjoy. His routes ooze high quality and good style - or at least, the occasionally loose rock oozes between your fingertips! Despite new routes (onsight and up to E7) from around the world, this interview focuses on the UK (it's easier to recount just one aspect of Pat's climbing life!). Nowadays, Pat climbs closer to home and sits on the board of the British Mountaineering Council's International Committee.

  • Steve Long - Interview

    Steve Long is a climber, IFMGA Mountain Guide and President of the UIAA's (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) Training Panel. Based in North Wales, he still climbs and puts up new routes. In this interview, we hear some of Steve's highlights in climbing, as well as a few entertaining adventures and mishaps.

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