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Black Diamond shows how it tests its via ferrata kits using and impact rig. Interesting stuff.
If you've just read this week's Monday Tip on via ferrata safety sets, you might like to check out this Black Diamond video showing how the US hardware specialist tests its via ferrata sets to ensure they meet or exceed safety standards. Continue reading
Man versus bike, Don Whillan's last climb and more distraction for a damp Friday afternoon.
Man Versus Bike
Another one of those Alastair Lee, Berghaus shorts - this time it's a Berghaus athlete head to head with mountain biker Rob Jarman taking on runner and climber Philippe Gatta head to head. Our money would be on the bike, except... Continue reading
Check out Mountain Hardwear's water-repellent down as it gets a proper rain room soaking...
Mountain hardwear's take on water-repellent down is called Q.SHIELD DOWN and it's appearing in their range right now, this spring, both in clothing - like the latest version of the Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket we've just reviewed - and sleeping bags too.
Anyway, this video shows you how the treatment works ... Continue reading
Firsthand account of a new route in Patagonia by adidas athletes Matteo Della Bordella and Luca Schiera.
Adidas Outdoor athletes Matteo Della Bordella and Luca Schiera have just made the first ascent of Patagonian peak Torre Eggar via the West Face. With a total ascent of 1,000 meters split over 30 pitches (25 new independent ones and the last five shared with the Huber-Snarf route) it took three years, ... Continue reading
The video of a climber falling off Parsley Fern Gully in Cwm Glas, Snowdon.
If you haven't see this, take a look. The full story behind the fall is detailed in an interview with climber Mark Roberts at www.thebmc.co.uk/helmetcam-slide-snowdonia-accident-llanberis-mountain-rescue. Continue reading
Scary headcam footage of a fall from a Snowdon gully
There's a good chance you've seen this already, even the Daily Mail in its zealous mission to protect climbers from themselves has picked up on it, but it's worth a look if you haven't. It's a dramatic and somewhat sobering headcam video of climber 'Mark R' who was soloing a route ... Continue reading
What's happening on the other side of the lens? Here are some images from the making of 'The Last Great Climb', Al Lee's film about Leo Houlding's expedition to the Antarctic.
It All Starts Here...
This is the Illyusion, the massive cargo plane that carried both the team and the film crew out to Antarctica along with a massive raft of supplies. Here Dave Reeve - and we quote - 'gets his awesome jib out for some cool Hollywood-style shots of the arerodynamics ... Continue reading
The ‘Craghoppers Best Of Kendal World Film Tour’ hits London this month courtesy of Porters' Progress UK.
The ‘Craghoppers Best Of Kendal World Film Tour’ is coming to London this month with an evening of highlights from last year's event being shown at the RGS on 21 March, 2013 - check out the traller above for a bit of inspirational vim.
The event is being presented by the excellent Porters' Progress ... Continue reading
What happened to spring eh? One week later and we're basking in sub-zero temperatures and vicious wind chill...
What a difference a week makes eh? Seven days ago it was all blue skies, sunshine and a definite hint of spring warmth in the air. And now it's winter again. Well, that was the verdict of Harris, the world's most handsome Hungarian Vizla as he tried to burrow into my ... Continue reading
French building-climbing specialist Alain Robert is at the Ellis Brigham store in Deansgate this Thursday.
Alain ‘Spiderman’ Robert, the French climber who has scaled over 100 towers, monuments and skyscrapers without ropes or suction cups - ascents include the Eiffel Tower, the 980ft Aspire Tower in Qatar plus two arrests on the 60th floor of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur - will be appearing ... Continue reading
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