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Rage, rage against the dying of the light!

A quick glance at the Langdale Mountain Rescue Call-out Log (and any MRT nationally) reveals a recurring pattern of walkers and hikers being caught out by nightfall without adequate lighting. It’s hard to overstate just how dark it can get on the hill, away from the ambient lights of town, especially if the moon isn’t up or the cloud is … Continue reading

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Camera Obscura

On a recent trip to Reecastle Crags in Watendlath, Borrowdale, we neglected to bring a camera and didn’t even bother getting the mobile out to take a few quick pics. Now this may be largely due to the short but intense and fairly committing nature of the climbing, which leaves the belayer precious little time to stop and compose the … Continue reading

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Tom Greenwood on the Winter ML assessment

Just returned from the Cairngorm National Park from my Winter Mountain Leader assessment, it was a great week in the way the weather kept us on our toes and tested us in various ways! The course is based over 5 days and covers the usual emergency scenarios, how we teach safe travel and techniques in the mountains and keep ourselves … Continue reading

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Winter Training

This time of year is a tough one for keeping psyche high. With poor winter conditions, limited daylight and tight funds after the festive season, it can all start to feel a little restricted. That rat needs feeding and no amount of resolution writing will satisfy it. Of course, for many, now is the time to escape to sunnier climes … 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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Brand New Arc’teryx Stock

Our new season Arc’teryx stock is now in-store and online.  We have extended our range of the fantastic Phase baselayer collection to include underwear.  We have a beautiful Gamma LT Hoody softshell jacket in Chipotle (bright orange!).  And we’re also stocking the ultra-light Incendo jacket and Cita hoody for your fast & light adventures.  The snow might still be falling, … Continue reading

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Welcome to our new site

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new eCommerce site, and also our new blog, which will be updated regularly to keep you up to date with the latest news and special offers. Our new site has been developed with our customers in mind, and as a result of this you’ll find an easy to use … Continue reading

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