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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Gear review: Berghaus Fellmaster Active GTX walking shoes

Recommended Price: £125 Weight: 490g per shoe UK size 11 Trail shoes have become an ever more popular alternative to boots over the last decade, and it’s often said that every 100g saved on your feet is equivalent to 500g

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Posted in Footwear

The wonder of natural beauty

ONE day a bear walked into a bar, sat down, and ordered a beer. The barman was amazed, and in a state of shock proceeded to pour the bear a drink. “How much?” said the bear. By this time the

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Posted in Magazine

Garbh Choire Refuge repairs complete

An historic mountain refuge has been restored by volunteers. The Garbh Choire Refuge is situated in one of the more remote climbing areas in the Cairngorms. Although usage has been light compared to other shelters in the area, it has

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Miles from Nowhere

As I look out of the window onto the peaceful suburbs of Perth, the rain falls gently from an overcast sky, marking the end of one of the longest spells of dry, warm, sunny weather in recent years. While I’ve

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Posted in Magazine

Gear review – Alpkit Arro wind shell

Price: £35 Weight: 140g (men’s large) I never really understood the point of windproof jackets – until I actually tried one in the hills. Can’t your waterproof hardshell jacket do the job of keeping the wind out when needed? Well,

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Posted in Gear reviews, Jackets, Magazine

Gear review: Salomon Outpath GTX trailshoes

Recommended Price: £135 Weight: 365g per shoe (men’s size 11) If you think all trail shoes look pretty similar, check out the appearance of th Salomon Outpath GTX. Though not quite as strange looking as their space-age boot version cousins

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Posted in Footwear, Gear reviews, Magazine

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