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Image for article Shining a light on head torches

Shining a light on head torches

3 October 2017

Equipment and Accessory Buyer Jon, checks out the latest models from Petzl Once upon a time, head torches were simple things...

Author: Jon Wickham

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Meet the new boss

3 October 2017

We asked our new General Manager PATRICK TAYLOR-BIRD a few questions to introduce himself…

Author: George Fisher

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Praise For Patagonia

20 June 2017

Can a brand make you feel emotional? I should buy things because I need them, but often I admit it’s because I want something. When it comes to outdoor clothing, my logical choice is based on fit and function. My trusted Arc'teryx Beta LT waterproof, Montane Atom over-trousers, Haglofs Power Stretch winter insulation; all well and good, but Patagonia is the brand that plucks at my heart strings.

Author: Lisa Bergerud

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Summer Academy 2017

1 June 2017

Get an insight into the George Fisher Summer Academy from this year. The route, the people and the weather!

Author: John Owens

Image for article Choosing your pitch for the night with MSR

Choosing your pitch for the night with MSR

27 April 2017

Wild camping is one of the simple pleasures of the great outdoors. This article is to outline some of the things to consider when choosing your pitch to make the most of it.

Author: Cascade Designs

Image for article Skiddaw Family Adventure - Keswick Wild Camp and Sausage Sunrise

Skiddaw Family Adventure - Keswick Wild Camp and Sausage Sunrise

21 April 2017

We feel like the only people in the world. A family of backpackers who have beaten the tourists and sheep to one of the best camp spots in the English Lakes.

Author: The Family Adventure Project

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Water, water everywhere...

28 March 2017

But not a drop to drink? Equipment and accessories buyer JON WICKHAM investigates.

Author: Jon Wickham

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George Fisher Summer Academy

28 March 2017

Limited places - don't miss out! Our Summer Academy heads to the hills again this May 13/14, come and join us for a weekend of adventures.

Author: George Fisher

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Carry on Camping with Jon

28 March 2017

Equipment and accessories buyer Jon checks out the latest tents.

Author: Jon Wickham

Image for article Which is the best MSR stove for your next adventure?

Which is the best MSR stove for your next adventure?

2 March 2017

The purpose of this article is to explain the rationale behind my stove choice for different activities, and also to acknowledge that there can be a fair degree of personal choice built in to any decision.

Author: Cascade Designs

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