Tuesday, 29 April 2014 21:55

The tarp: a more immersive adventure

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Tarps are nothing new and over the years I've heard countless tales of how they're the perfect shelter but for one reason and another I've held back from jumping on the bandwagon to heap unceasing compliments on a sheet of fabric. Every time I've looked at them closely the figures just haven't made sense; you can get a lighter tent by the time you've factored in a sleeping bag cover and the guys and pegs that are standard with tents…
With the sporting world's attention on Sochi for the Winter Olympics Britain's Andy Turner and Malcolm Kent have been invited to take part an ice climbing demonstration event which, while not qualifying for medals, will act as a showcase for the sport. Over the last few weeks Andy and Malcolm have competed as part of a rejuvinated GB Ice Climbing team in the UIAA World Cup, with venues spread around the world from Korea to Switzerland and with live streaming…
11 times Everest summiter Kenton Cool is calling for an important piece of British mountaineering history to be saved from possibly going overseas. On hearing that an ice axe believed to have been used by George Mallory on the famous 1922 Everest Expedition is up for auction at  Christies next month Cool said, on Facebook, "Okay guys I need some help….Mallory's ice axe from 1922 is being auctioned next month…there are fears it may go overseas…WE CAN'T LET THIS HAPPEN…..this…
In a new series of blogs we're talking to people about what motivates them to get outdoors. We start with our of our occassional kit testers and good friend Stu Thomas. In the last few years we've seen Stu undergo a transformation as he quit the cigs and took to the outdoors in a serious way.....hers's his story. My best day cycling? I could drone on about hitting a certain power output, I could eulogise about an epic climb in…
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