Gear review – Alpkit Phantac down jacket

I’ve been testing the revamped 2019 version of Alpkit’s Phantac down jacket, which is designed to keep you really toasty whilst keeping weight low.

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Fort William Mountain Festival 2019 programme announced

The Fort William Mountain Festival 2019 programme has been announced with a mix of inspiring presentations, world-class film screenings, mountain skills workshops and exhibitions, to be held from Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 February 2019. Rod Pashley, Chairman of The

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Dates released for Banff Mountain Film tour

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is celebrating its 10th year of touring the UK and Ireland, bringing over 100 adrenaline-packed shows to almost 60 venues from January – May 2019. Scottish dates are first, kicking off in Edinburgh

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Kinloch Hourn Road to remain closed until mid-2019

Highland Council has confirmed that the road to Kinloch Hourn is not likely to be re-opened until the middle of 2019 following a massive landslip in November. The road gives access to a number of Munros and Corbetts as well

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Gear review: Walking socks

For most walkers socks are one of the most important but least considered items of kit. With us for every step of the way…

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John Allen – 35 years of mountain rescue

David Lintern interviews John Allen to ask – what has changed for hillgoers and the civilian rescue service, and what is the same?

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