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Head torches group test

The nights are beginning to draw in and that means that descents after the sun has set aren’t too far away and the nights at camp are going to be long and dark. It’s about now your headtorch moves from

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Mountain King Trail Blaze poles

I’ve used the more conventional Mountain King trekking poles before, but the Trail Blaze is something altogether different and exciting for lightweight aficionados. Mountain King Trail Blaze trekking poles Price: £79 (pair) Weight: 250g (pair) for 120cm length weight, packed

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Gear Short: SteriPEN Ultra

We’re lucky to have probably the world’s finest water in Scotland, so most hillwalkers think nothing of swigging straight from the burn – in fact, it’s one of my greatest outdoor pleasures (especially when combined with a local single malt…).

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Gear short: Gehwol Footcare

For the hillwalker their feet are their most valuable asset, particularly on a remote, multi-day trip where faulty feet could be much more dangerous than a painful limp back to the car. Think of it this way – cyclists have

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Kestrel 4500 Weather & Environmental Meter

RRP: £367.20 Weight: 102g Batteries: 2 x AAA (supplied) Compact and lightweight with a full range of useful features. Expensive, and perhaps too many features for the casual user. “Oh yeah, it was easily blowing 100mph plus up there” The

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Christmas Selection Box 2013

In the last Gear Review of 2013, Phil takes a look at a selection of winter goodies to suit all stockings pockets. Edelrid Shark crampons £140 It’s often hard to distinguish between the racks of 12-point crampons on the outdoor

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