Gear Reviews

What to take Icefall climbing

Adrian Nelhams talks to you about what's in his rucksack when he goes icefall climbing
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Snow Shovels - advice and recommendations

Snow shovels have many uses in the mountains, such as making shelters, analysing the snow pack by digging a snow pit, creating a platform, and digging in avalanche debris.
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Using 'Avalanche Probes' and advice for buying

Probes are really useful for the back-country skier, as they can be used for probing the layers in the snow to help analyse avalanche stability, probing for the depth of the snow and for locating avalanche victims.
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Review of the Barryvox S Transceiver.

For over a decade the Mammut Pulse has been the top transceiver on the market. Mammut have now introduced its predecessor, the Barryvox S. Incidentally Barry(vox) was a famous Grand St Bernard dog who rescued a lot of travellers passing over the Grand St Bernard pass many years ago.
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Arc’teryx Procline Lite Ski Boot Review.

Arc’teryx aren’t very well known for their ski boots, so I was very interested to see how the Procline Lite ski boot performed, both ski touring and ice climbing.
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Ice Screws and Accessories

A look at Ice Screws, Leashes, Clipper systems and V-Threaders
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Crampons

A look at Petzl's climbing and mountaineering crampons.
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Ice Axes

Some thoughts on the Petzl range of Ice axes
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Ski Touring Equipment Advice

The ski touring market has been developing really quickly in the last few years, putting all sorts of new types of skis, boots, and bindings on the market. This gives us a very confusing choice and I am going to try and give some direction on which type of equipment is best for back country skiing.
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Winter Ice Climbing Kit – Get ready for the Ice!

With winter fast approaching, now is a good time to check your kit!
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