Here's a selection of articles offering our advice on a range of mountain, and climbing, related topics.
Are you just getting into trad climbing? Are you not sure how trad grades work? If you don't know the difference between a HS 4c and a HS 4a, then our short article will help you get to grips with British trad grades.
So you've got to grips with grade 1's, and now you're keen to start tackling some harder grade scrambles. But what kit do you take? Harness, helmet, rope, etc these are all quite simple decisions, but deciding what rack to take can seem a bit overwhelming and confusing. So to help you decide we've put together this article on what would make a good rack for grade 2 and 3 scrambles.
Have you just started climbing? Are you wondering what would make a good first trad rack? The array of rock climbing gear on offer is often overwhelming and knowing what you need and what you don’t need can seem impossible. So to help you get started below we’ve put together some information to help you decide what to buy for your first single pitch climbing adventures.
Thinking of buying some new winter boots? This article is aimed at those buying their first pair of winter boots, but hopefully seasoned winter warriors may still pick up a handy hint or two.
Navigating the path to buying the right winter boot can be bewildering- single or double boots, plastics, B ratings, crampon compatibility? There’s a lot of choice out there, and some pitfalls that are best avoided, so to help you find the right pair for you and your adventures I’ve compiled my top ten tips for buying winter boots.