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Issue 99

Welcome to the Summer 2017 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. You can view or download the PDF version by clicking on the link ... or read the individual articles listed below.

The George Fisher Update Magazine - Summer 2017

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Lakeland Lizards

29 June 2017

In a regular series, ALAN GANE MBE looks at the flora and fauna of the Lake District. This issue: lizards.

Author: Alan Gane

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This Month's Walk: Clough Head and Stybarrow Dodd

29 June 2017

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

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Dogs Lost and Found

26 June 2017

GRAHAM THOMPSON, Technical Editor of Trail Magazine is also a fully qualified pet behaviour counsellor. This month: dogs and owners can easily become separated in the hills.

Author: GrahamThompson

Image for article THE OLD MAN. BRITAIN’S GREATEST CLIMB?

THE OLD MAN. BRITAIN’S GREATEST CLIMB?

26 June 2017

THE OLD MAN OF HOY. BRITAIN’S GREATEST CLIMB?
Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, certainly reckons it is!

Author: Mark Seaton

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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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Help Us Fix The Fells

20 June 2017

George Fisher is fundraising for Green Gable path repairs says JAMES FORREST, Fix the Fells Fundraiser

Author: George Fisher

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Inspiring 50 years of Adventure

20 June 2017

Lowe Alpine revolutionised the way we carry gear, combining design expertise with a passion for wild places.

Author: George Fisher

Image for article How to Make Friends and Influence People

How to Make Friends and Influence People

20 June 2017

Wild Country changed the climbing world with the Friend camming device. American climber RAY JARDINE describes its conception.

Author: George Fisher

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Taking to the Hills

20 June 2017

George Fisher’s Retail Manager HELENA WHONE retires in August

Author: George Fisher

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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

Image for article Praise For Patagonia

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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Landmarks in our Lives

8 June 2017

Thoughts on the places we walk.

Author: Mark Wright

Image for article 50 Stars at Shepherd's Crag in Borrowdale

50 Stars at Shepherd's Crag in Borrowdale

7 June 2017

Find out how Pete Whittaker and I got on when we headed to Shepherd's Crag to climb all of the 3-star routes in a day.

Author: Robbie Phillips

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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 Scared of heights, Dad's old climbing shoes and a girl!

Scared of heights, Dad's old climbing shoes and a girl!

30 May 2017

Despite my years working as an instructor for Go Ape, I am really really frightened of heights. As an adolescent I would cower in fear every time somebody suggested anything to do with climbing. These days a small set of wobbly step ladders can send me running home to my mother!

Author: Jacob Tonkin

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