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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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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

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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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