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John Owens

The man with many hats might describe my role. I am ski servicing, boot fitting and you may find me in any part of the shop if needed. Since joining the Air Training Corp at the age of 13  I have walking the hills of the UK , from my local haunts in South Wales when younger and then a mix of UK and alps since then, including time spent running the walking club at University.

In latter years skiing and biking have crept in , just to add to the mix and expense! . I still like to get out and climb when possible but expect to be pulled up by my son in the next few years.

I have been in the outdoor trade since 1998 and worked for national chains and on the brand side of the trade. Most of my retail time has been here at George Fisher working in an unique environment in terms of the shop and the surroundings.

The fells are there to inspire daily and they help understand what will work for the customer as well as myself. Some days commuting in to work is my only outdoor interaction but the views in and out are never the same 2 days running ,which keeps reminding me how lucky anybody is to live or visit the Lakes.

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Image for article SKI HARDWARE: WHERE IS IT GOING?

SKI HARDWARE: WHERE IS IT GOING?

12 December 2016

Our ski hardware buyer JOHN OWENS has been checking out new developments

Author: John Owens

Image for article Come on down the size is right

Come on down the size is right

13 October 2016

A short article about the fitting of ski boots and the main considerations you need to think about

Author: John Owens

Image for article Walking the Millican way.

Walking the Millican way.

8 September 2016

The winners of the Walk with Millican, taking up their opportunity to follow in the footsteps of a maverick. Walking the length of Derwentwater to find the famous Cave where Millican Dalton spent many years.

Author: John Owens

Image for article Remember to get lost

Remember to get lost

18 August 2016

Struggling to clearly remember your last few walks in the hills? Love to use your GPS also? Are these things linked?

 

Author: John Owens

Image for article Kit for crazies!

Kit for crazies!

29 June 2016

Some thoughts about the minimum clothing and equipment you should carry when running on the fell. 

Author: John Owens

Image for article George Fisher Summer Academy 2016

George Fisher Summer Academy 2016

16 June 2016

The inaugural George Fisher Summer Academy took part in Borrowdale this June, with support of many brands including Haglofs, Hilleberg, and Garmin.

Over the weekend we took customers out to experience canoeing, navigation, wild camping, and scrambling.

Author: John Owens

Image for article The Closed Road.

The Closed Road.

18 March 2016

A cycle around the back of Thirlmere and over the A591 to Grasmere.

Author: John Owens

Image for article A Grand day out on Helvellyn

A Grand day out on Helvellyn

13 January 2016

With a good forecast on a day off for once, I couldn`t resist going for one of my favourite walks. 

Author: John Owens

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