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Because of the failings of my recently bought Rab Myriad jacket, I’m looking for a new hard shell with an external storm flap. My experience is that zips leak in driving rain and that the more you can do to stop water getting to the zip, the better. Robin Evans has written a good blog […]

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I think that this is the first gear review I have ever written. I don’t have or buy much outdoor gear and most of the stuff I have is pretty standard (e.g. Montane Terra pants) and there’s nothing much I can say about it that hasn’t been said before. However, this year for the TGO […]

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I’ve always taken stories of compass reverse polarity with a degree of scepticism as I’ve never personally noticed any problems. But, in preparing for this year’s Challenge, I was  thinking of keeping my compass in a hip belt pocket along with my camera so I decided to see what effect it had. My expectation was […]

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I first read this book in the late 60’s when I was working my way through the climbing and hillwalking section of the Stirling Library in Glasgow. It’s a series of chapters about camps and climbs in the Scottish Highlands by Tom Weir, where he talks about his epics and experiences in the hills. It […]

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