Q&A with Tim Emmett.

Q&A with Tim Emmett.

Tim Emmett is a professional extreme sports athlete, rock climber, former B.A.S.E jumper, wingsuit flyer, surfer, skier, snowboarder, TV presenter, inspirational speaker, stuntman and Mountain Hardwear Ambassador! In our previous article, we gave you the chance to send in any questions that you’d like to ask Tim. We randomly chose…

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OGGIE 8 Challenge 2015.

OGGIE 8 Challenge 2015.

The OGGIE 8 Challenge is in it’s 8th year of running this year, and hopefully this year it will be extra special, as it’s also Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation’s (OVMRO) 50th Anniversary! The event is becoming a national institution and attracts teams from all over the country who wish…

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Moel Siabod via Daear Ddu Ridge.

Moel Siabod via Daear Ddu Ridge.

Moel Siabod is often overshadowed by the bigger mountain ranges in North Wales, Snowdon, Tryfan & The Glyderau and The Carneddau. It’s for this reason we love it so much, you can spend the whole day without seeing another soul. The summit of Moel Siabod enjoys some of the best…

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Climb like Chris Sharma.

Whether you’re a novice, or an expert climber, at one time or another you’ve probably wished you could climb like Chris Sharma. In this series Chris Sharma shares his strategy and techniques that have made him one of the best climbers in the world. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:…

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.