Freet Mudgrip Trail Running 101

I got my hands on a pair of the Freet Mudgrips the other day in order to try them out in the hills and see if they stood up alongside the big boys of fell running shoes. First off, the fit – They slipped on easily and felt pretty comfy from the off, if a little wide for my heel. … Continue reading

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Jetboil and Sea to Summit review

The Epicentre’s gear testers, Daniel and Pete, recently got out on a camping trip with some fantastic equipment from Jetboil and Sea to Summit. See what they thought to the gear in our video review, here.    Thanks to Daniel Wildey Photography for the video, and be sure to check out our ‘Equipment’ section for more great ways to improve your … Continue reading

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Helvellyn 01/03/14

    The first of March marks the start of British Springtime, apparently. Since we are yet to have a winter here in Ambleside, this seems a little hard to believe. But St David’s was marked by a break in the weather, at least over a small patch of the Eastern Fells. So I headed to the Swirls carpark on Saturday … Continue reading

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Helvellyn Conditions Report 04/01/14

Report by James Gray With snow (however little) forecast for the weekend and a rare alignment of days off, myself and Pete headed up to Helvellyn with more optimism than is perhaps healthy. A less than alpine start saw us at the Swirls car park at 9am where we sat and waited out one of the many heavier downpours. As … Continue reading

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Dow Crag – Classic Rock

By Pete Hill. Recently while flicking through my UK Climbing logbook I noticed that I had ticked about half of the “Classic Rock” routes in the Lake District. For those that don’t know Classic Rock is an old hardback book listing a number of high quality rock routes in the UK graded up to VS (Very Severe), there is also … Continue reading

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Sherpa Samples just arrived – and other great deals!!!

A large delivery of Sherpa samples, all at 50% off RRP,  is making its way to the Sale Floor. Call in to The Epicentre, Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DR while you’re in The Lakes over half term, or browse on line at www.theepicentre.co.uk. ……………….. and as a special Half Term offer we are also offering 20% off our  Lifestyle ranges … Continue reading

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Supervisor wanted

We are recruiting for a full time Supervisory position. The ideal candidate will have Supervisory experience in the outdoor retail industry. The role will be customer service focussed and the candidate will need to prove key skills in this area and have the ability to coach and train staff. The role will be predominantly shop floor based and will be … Continue reading

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New in – Great Patagonia Deals!

We’ve a great selection of Patagonia Winter Warmers at up to 50% off rrp! Browse online or call in to our Sales Floor this weekend: Men’s Ultralight Down Jackets@ £120, Das Parka @ £125, Men’s Hi loft Down Sweater @ £100 Women’s Better Sweater Jacket and Mens Better Sweater 1/4 Zip @ £45 Men’s Micro D Hoody and Women’s Micro … Continue reading

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Lakes Winter Climbing – 16-01-13

Many of you will know of “The Two Petes” as Ian Parnell affectionately named them.  Pete Holder and Pete Hill are fonts of all knowledge at The Epicentre, and when not advising on January sales they will mainly be found wielding ice tools or sharpening front points.  In the last few months these boys have put in more hours at … Continue reading

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Climb with Caff

The trouble with climbing is the constant feeling of wanting to improve – or maybe that’s the joy of climbing!  Lucky for Epicentre fan Tony Page then, who won our Climb With Caff competition and bagged himself a day of one-to-one tuition with James McHaffie. The three of us met up this morning at the Epicentre and headed straight for … Continue reading

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