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Jon Wickham

I am the Equipment and Accessory Buyer here at George Fisher. Though I am originally from down South (Buckinghamshire), I moved North to attend Lancaster University in 2002. At Uni I spent much of my time walking, climbing and cycling and once I graduated I was loathed to give this up. The ability to achieve in a single evening, what would otherwise have taken a whole weekend, ensured that I stayed in the frozen North!

My job means I spend most of my time pouring over spread sheets and creating orders, but occasionally they let me out on to the shop floor to speak to real people. Interacting with customers means I get to hear about inspiring adventures on an almost daily basis. At heart I am a passionate gear geek, and researching products (read that as playing with toys) is something I relish about the job.

On the hill I am sometimes walking, sometimes climbing, but often fell running (I’m slow, so it’s more like fell walking in shorts). I am also a member of Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team which keeps me busy when I would otherwise be wasting my time by sleeping! I have recently discovered CrossFit which is a great way of keeping fit when I don’t have the opportunity to get out on the fell.

Being part of a team of lovely people, and getting to work for a company which has an integral part in the history of the Lake District and British Mountaineering is a real privilege.

Latest Articles

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Modern Map-Making

20 June 2017

JON WICKHAM, our Equipment and Accessories Buyer, asks map-maker PETER KNOWLES about the Topographical Map of the Lake District Wainwright Fells

Author: Jon Wickham

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Talking about Ticks

20 June 2017

JON WICKHAM, our Equipment and Accessory Buyer, looks at preventative measures when dealing with Ticks

Author: Jon Wickham

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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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Carry on Camping with Jon

28 March 2017

Equipment and accessories buyer Jon checks out the latest tents.

Author: Jon Wickham

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A tale of two walks

12 December 2016

Equipment and Accessories Buyer JON WICKHAM with a cautionary tale...

Author: Jon Wickham

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Get organised!

19 September 2016

Equipment and Accessories buyer JON WICKHAM wants a place for everything, and everything in its place

Author: Jon Wickham

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Arc’teryx Lakeland Revival 2016

2 June 2016

We are really pleased to be part of the third Arc’teryx Lakeland Revival, revisiting Lakeland Classics and making news stories!

Author: Jon Wickham

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BASE CAMP

23 March 2016

Equipment and accessories buyer JON WICKHAM checks out the latest camping gear and rucksacks

Author: Jon Wickham

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How to fit a rucksack

7 January 2016

A correctly fitting rucksack can make the difference between being weighed down like a pack animal, and having a comfortable day out. If you come into the shop one of our members of staff can give you a rucksack fitting service but here is a bit of information for you to think about before you come in.

Author: Jon Wickham

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DMM Cirque Ice Axe

17 December 2015

A bomb proof axe for walking and easy climbing.

Author: Jon Wickham

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Bonkers about Bothies?

15 December 2015

A new book about bothying promises to open up a world of adventure to the weary traveller.

Author: Jon Wickham

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WHICH WATCH?

2 December 2015

Equipment and Accessories buyer JON WICKHAM examines watch technologies.

Author: Jon Wickham

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A GOOD READ

24 September 2015

Equipment and accessories buyer JON WICKHAM settles down with a book.

Author: Jon Wickham

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Backpacking in Sweden

20 August 2015

In 2006, I was lucky enough to attend the Scandinavian Outdoor Academy in Jamtland, Sweden. Here we got to test products from various Scandianvian brands, and undertook three days of backpacking in the fantastic wilderness.

Author: Jon Wickham

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Winter Traction

11 December 2014

Equipment and accessories buyer JON WICKHAM on how to stay upright this winter

Author: Jon Wickham

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What’s in your pack?

2 September 2014

We ask George Fisher Equipment and Accessory Buyer Jon Wickham, what he packs for walking the Lake District fells in autumn.

Author: Jon Wickham

Image for article Tips for Staying Warm this Winter

Tips for Staying Warm this Winter

13 December 2012

If you plan to venture out, it is vital to keep yourself warm, so here are a few tips.

Author: Jon Wickham

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YOUR FIRST CLIMBING SHOES

20 June 2012

JON WICKHAM advises on fit and function of your first climbing shoes

Author: Jon Wickham

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