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Issue 97

Welcome to the Winter 2016 edition of the George Fisher Update, our free quarterly magazine full of interesting and inspirational stories, plus the latest news on what’s in the store. A selection of the articles are below or you can view or download the full PDF version by clicking on the link ... 

This issue also includes our new Winter Safety Leaflet. If you are heading out in the Fells this Winter, be sure to check the Lake District Weatherline or MWIS Lake District weather report.

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Image for article THE TRAVERSE OF THE MEIJE

THE TRAVERSE OF THE MEIJE

12 December 2016

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, reports on one of his standout climbs of the season; the traverse of the Meije.

Author: Mark Seaton

Image for article Ski technicians at George Fisher

Ski technicians at George Fisher

12 December 2016

Instead of our usual, one person staff profile, we have brought all our ski technicians together to tell you a little about them all.

Author: George Fisher

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

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Hang Time

12 December 2016

Since our last issue of The Update, Henry Iddon’s Instanto Outdoors project - photographing contemporary Lake District climbing, landscapes and personalities with an antique camera - has moved on apace and the exhibition opens on 19th January.

Author: George Fisher

Image for article A COAT OF MANY COLOURS

A COAT OF MANY COLOURS

12 December 2016

GRAHAM THOMPSON, Technical Editor of Trail Magazine is also a fully qualified pet behaviour counsellor. This month: dog coats are not just fashion accessories when they keep your dog warm on the hills

Author: GrahamThompson

Image for article NOTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT THE ELECTRON*

NOTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT THE ELECTRON*

12 December 2016

A new mid-weight jacket from the down experts at Rab

Author: Rab

Image for article The future's bright

The future's bright

12 December 2016

BEN WEEKS, news and features writer for Trail Magazine, tests the Ruffwear Track Jacket

Author: Ruffwear

Image for article THIS MONTH’S WALK: A CIRCULAR WALK AROUND HAWKSHEAD

THIS MONTH’S WALK: A CIRCULAR WALK AROUND HAWKSHEAD

12 December 2016

We’ve linked up with carfreewalks.org, the website for people who love walking but want to reduce their impact on the environment, to bring you this great walk.

Author: George Fisher

Image for article WIN A PAIR OF MEINDL MERAN GTX BOOTS, WORTH £189.99

WIN A PAIR OF MEINDL MERAN GTX BOOTS, WORTH £189.99

12 December 2016

This competition is now closed. Keep an eye out for the next one on our competitions page.

Author: George Fisher

Image for article Win a pair of Salomon QST Pro 120 Ski Boots Worth £340

Win a pair of Salomon QST Pro 120 Ski Boots Worth £340

12 December 2016

This competition is now closed. Keep an eye out for the next one on our competitions page.

Author: George Fisher

Image for article Arc'teryx: New and Newer

Arc'teryx: New and Newer

12 December 2016

This winter we’re pleased to have a few old favourites in store, plus some exciting new options.

Author: George Fisher

Image for article A tale of two walks

A tale of two walks

12 December 2016

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

Author: Jon Wickham

Image for article Winter Wandering

Winter Wandering

10 December 2016

Apparel and Footwear buyer LISA BERGERUD is dreaming of sun, skis and summits

Author: Lisa Bergerud

Image for article Winter 2016 Staff Picks

Winter 2016 Staff Picks

10 December 2016

What’s new for the winter season? Here’s a selection of items that our staff are particularly excited about

Author: George Fisher

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