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REVIEW: MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit The Trail Base kit is a versatile water filtering system built around MSR's slightly older TrailShot microfilter. It can be used as a mini hand-pump filter, a larger gravity-fed filtering system, or just as a water carrier. The filter itself is effective against almost all bacteria and the vast majority of protozoa, as well as particulate matter.

Climbing Holiday Gift Guide: Access Fund Membership Give a gift to the entire outdoor climbing community. Bonus: Right now donations are matched up to $75,000 total!

Asta Nunaat in Greenland, Andrea Ghitti and Fabio Olivari climb Gioielli Viventi After much research we have come to the conclusion that ours is probably only the second ascent of Asta Nunaat, after the first carried out in 2006 by Andi Fichtner, Christoph Hainz and Roger Schaeli via Turtle up the west face. We publish this report in order to document what we did and also to see if others have climbed this mountain.

Discovery of dead Himalayas pair brings 'closure' after 30 years Friend Steve Aisthorpe told remains of Kristinn Rúnarsson and Thorsteinn Gudjonsson found.

Winter hike and mountaineering climb on Gardiki Peak And we are very happy for this for the simple fact that most, if not all, the high mountains of Greece, are fully covered with this beautiful water vapour frozen into ice crystals, Snow! It was beginning of December, and as first winter mountaineering climb, we have decided to visit the third consecutive peak of the Arete of Chelmos, Gardiki.

PRODUCT NEWS: Grivel - North Machine and North Machine Carbon Now that Greg Boswell and Guy Roberston have kicked off their Scottish Winter season with the first ascent of The Forge X/10 on An Teallach we thought we'd give a run down of the latest tools available from Grivel.

Beinn Eighe Poem - Today is my great pal Joss Goslings Funeral in Fort William my thoughts are with the family. Unseen from the road, the majestic cliffs are hidden. The long walk, views expanding as we climb. Liathach brooding in the mist, is watching? As usual we meet a family of deer. They have been there for many years. What have they seen? Great cliffs sculptured by time and nature.

John Tyndall - Our Changing Relationships with Mountains Do the mountains, and our relationships with them, remain stable through time? Author, Matthew Shipton, surveys the continuations and fractures whilst considering a new biography of John Tyndall by Roland Jackson… As one ancient tale goes, the very first city in Greece was established at the foot of a mountain in the Peloponnese.

Win a pair of the brand new Boreal Ninja! The classic Ninja slipper was the original high performance slip lasted shoe. New for 2019, the Ninja has been radically updated: the ultimate performance slipper.

Sport Climbing backed by Aspiration Fund for Tokyo 2020 Sport climbing has been named as one of fourteen Olympic and Paralympic sports receiving investment from the new £3m Aspiration Fund to help support British athletes in their ambitions to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Sport climbing will be backed by a £192,500 investment from the fund.

1978 Braeriach Call out - wild weather and wild conditions. No Avalanche service in these days. Christmas Eve 1978 - We had just got back from the epic night on Ben Starav in Glen Etive when one of our hill parties had bivouacked overnight it had been a long 24 hours It as mentioned been a sleepless night for most of us and we got back to Tyndrum and had breakfast when the village Policeman arrived at the door.

Adam Ondra climbing at Smith Rock / VBlog #7 After climbing in Yosemite, Adam Ondra travelled to Smith Rocks in Oregon to try some on the country's most famous sport climbs, developed above all by local climber Alan Watts. Here how he got on. Info:, Instagram Adam Ondra,

Dhaulagiri Expedition Dhaulagiri Expedition is one of the most popular 8,000m peaks for Mountain climbing in Nepal. Normally, four camps will be set up. Advance Base Camp will be set up at 5,300m. This is used for depositing the gear and not for camping due to the danger of avalanche.

Snowfall in August - Marmolada - Italy We have arrived later in the evening to the base of Marmolada and we booked a room in Marmolada Refuge at 2000m altitude. We set down at the table to have a warm meal. We found great food once again, just to discover that this cook was Romanian too. We asked advice from the owner of the place to understand the best way to climb Marmolada.

Airport, possible new ice climb in Langental, Dolomites, by Daniel Ladurner, Hannes Lemayr We have called the route Airport. by Daniel Ladurner: Links: FB Daniel Ladurner, Instagram Daniel Ladurner. Full text search.

A wee reminder to check each other before you climb. "Buddy buddy " checks so important. It's amazing how quickly you forget things No matter how experienced you think you are. We did a few rock climbs the other day at Reiff in a cold day in the North West. I had not climbed for ages and it was good to get checked out. It's so easy to tie a knot wrong or twist your harness or buckle it up wrong.

MakeWinterCount with an Ascent Superlight 30 pack from Lowe Alpine! This winter season, Lowe Alpine have teamed up with the BMC to get people out experiencing everything winter has to offer and Make Winter Count.

PRODUCT NEWS: Hanwag unveils its advanced, new TubeTec technology for 2019 Although we're in the depths of Winter, Bavarian-bootmaker Hanwag has its sights set on next Spring when it will unveil its exciting, new TubeTec Rock technology.

2018/12/7 - Putrid Petes Peak IV + Web Mountain III / 腐彼特峯之四+韋伯山之三 Pup's and my first time climbing both high points on the same trip. In the past, we would climb Web Mountain from Exit 38 and use the same approach as Dirty Harrys Peak, and PPP from the Ira Spring Trailhead for the shorter climbing distance. See more trip photos here.

Basecamp: A Climbing Magazine Podcast-Podcast Updates and a Chat With Matt Samet In this mini-episode, we talk about what you can expect to hear on Basecamp in the future, and check in with Climbing editor Matt Samet.

Climbing Holiday Gift Guide: Metolius Upshot Belay Glasses If you're serious about your neck and spine health, and you're a serious climber, then consider these well-crafted beauties a mandatory piece of equipment.

Climbing Holiday Gift Guide: Climb-On Maps Easily find your way to a climbing wall, see approach difficulty, and plan your day using at-a-glance Crag Summaries.

Climbing Holiday Gift Guide: HITCASE iPhone Cases Waterproof and MIL-SPEC drop rating to 16ft, HITCASE's tough outdoor cases will keep your iPhone safe no matter what you throw its way.

Climbing Holiday Gift Guide: Austin Siadak Photo Prints Siadak's photos show the beauty of climbing and the places that we get to visit. They also provide great presents for the holiday season.

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