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Favourite Walks – Scout Scar

We all have favourite walks and areas. Places we know so well but always seem to draw us back. There is always the chance of some undiscovered view or new quality of light that promises to completely change the way you see your old faithful hill. For me, over the past couple of years, it has been Scout Scar above … 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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Deuter Guide Review

On a recent two week jaunt to the Pyrenees James took the opportunity to test out Deuter’s Guide rucksacks. Both myself and my girlfriend have recently started using Deuter Guide rucksacks (me with the Guide 40+ and Kat with the Guide SL 35+) which we hoped would be ideal for a hut to hut and bivvi trip through the Pyrenees. … Continue reading

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Pretty In Pinks

Most climbers have heard about the Anasazi Pink, this mythical climbing shoe that featured in many hard ascents a few years ago. After some time away, Five Ten have started making them again. Now with an improved fit and stickier Stealth C4 rubber. Are these the most anticipated climbing shoes ever and will they live up to their reputation? James … Continue reading

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How To Choose a Rucksack

In this blog we’re going to be covering the finer points of buying rucksacks from choosing the right design to getting the fit spot on so that your pack is as comfortable and useful as possible. There is a vast array of rucksacks on the market and the selection available at The Epicentre can be a little intimidating if you … Continue reading

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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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Exped Adventure review the Sherpa Baruntse down jacket

As International Mountain Leaders, we are drawn to efficiency in a product. Often transporting vast amounts of kit, having the right gear at the right moment to cover as many possible eventualities is key. How strong, how fast, how light; we look for the quickest and slickest at the best possible price. We value the importance of appearance – having … Continue reading

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Tom Greenwood Gets Wintry

I was in Glencoe with some friends over the weekend, there had been a mix up with partners and I ended tagging along with another pair. We had a good day on Saturday, beating the crowds to the routes with an early start and managed 3 routes on Stob Coire Nan Lochan. Sunday was a fast and light day across … 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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