Ordnance Survey Mapping App.

Ordnance Survey Mapping App.

Carrying and being able to use a map & compass, not only allows us to make the most of a particular area, it allows us to discover new surroundings, builds self-confidence when out alone, and makes the great outdoors a safer place. In conjunction with Ordnance Survey, our mapping application…

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Why use Trekking Poles?

Why use Trekking Poles?

Trekking poles have always had a stigma tied to them, people see them as an aid for the weaker, less ‘macho’ walkers & hikers, they view them as an irritant with no potential benefit. This couldn’t be further from the truth. More and more walkers & hikers are becoming aware…

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Pushing your trad grade.

Pushing your trad grade.

You often hear people in climbing circles complaining, why they never seem to be able to progress beyond a certain grade. Such as moving from HVS to E1 for instance. Is it because you’re not strong enough? Is it because you’re not fit enough? Maybe you need to train more…

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Learn to Navigate.

Being able to read a map & navigate effectively with a compass, not only allows us to make the most of a particular area, it allows us to discover new surroundings, builds self-confidence when out alone and makes the great outdoors a safer place. In our technological age, the use…

Using Slings at Anchors.

In a previous video DMM compared the impact forces generated using Nylon and Dyneema® slings with a dynamic load. It clearly highlighted the importance of ensuring there is no slack in a system using slings. As an example, a 80kg mass free-falling just 60cm on to a 60cm Dyneema® sling…

A Day on Leaning Tower.

A one day ascent of the West Face of Leaning Tower with Andy Kirkpatrick. This looks like a truly epic day out, and we’re not jealous at all! We’ll let the video tell the story, check it out right here.

Get ready for spring. Get ready for ticks.

Get ready for spring. Get ready for ticks.

Spring is here, and soon so will ticks. Now is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks and how to minimise your risk of infection. Ticks are small arachnids, which live off the blood of birds, mammals, and YOU. They are second only to mosquitoes for…

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Local News: Capel Curig.

Local News: Capel Curig.

Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, a major movie by film producers Warner Bros, is currently being filmed in and around Snowdonia. As a result there will be some disruptions and minor closures to footpaths and access land in northern Snowdonia. With permission from Snowdonia National Park, The National Trust,…

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How Safe Is Your Gear?

Do you use marker or paint to mark up your gear? Do you know if it is safe to use? Could it affect the integrity of your kit? Black Diamond’s Quality Control ran some acid tests on a harness and the results are pretty scary. Even if you don’t mark…