The clocks have gone back and suddenly the hills feel a little bit more intimidating. It’s colder, the winds bite more fiercely and of course it gets dark earlier and earlier as we approach the winter solstice. But careful planning and packing can enable us to safely enjoy the hills right through the winter months. […]
Alpkit Womens Bloc pants review: really good bouldering pants that don’t look like bouldering pants.
Pockets! Spacious flat front pockets where you can put your hand, your phone, your wallet, your notebook! And on the women’s version!? Already the Alpkit Womens Bloc bouldering pants are off to a good start. It took while for me to adopt these trousers into my bouldering habit as I tend to wear my bouldering […]
This is a review of the Alpkit Compass, a cheaper alternative to the popular Silva Type 4. I’ve been using Silva compasses consistently throughout my life in the outdoors. First as a teenager learning to navigate in the hills and mountains. Then subsequently all throughout my career as an Mountaineering and Rock Climbing Instructor; on […]
A review of the best gear I’ve used in 2020. I haven’t bought much equipment this year because of COVID, so the gear mentioned below is not necessarily new kit but are the items that have been most frequently worn in 2020. All the items have been well used and tested in variety of tough […]