Summer Alpine Bags: How light is too light?
Just wanted to quickly pick your brains on sleeping bags. At the minute I have two sleeping bags, one is a lightweight RAB quantum 250 and my other is a RAB summit 900. I tend to sleep quite warm so for...
Ultimate Gnarl Bag
The bag I’m messing with is a Wiggy’s Super Lite I bought a few years ago for a trip to Alaska, which I’ve stripped of its outer shell, zipper and hood, and sewn into a prototype Alpkit Epic bivy...
DAS Is Skinny
It’s true that the original synthetic belay jackets - like the Patagonia DAS parka - had a much heavier weight of insulation, and most modern designs feature lighter weight, but I think in all but the most extreme of...
What you wear on your legs really makes a big difference to how you climb and how you feel while you’re climbing, by which I mean having a pair of strides that restrict and hinder full athletic movement are...
Best Glove system?
There is a great deal of gear that’s crucial when it comes to alpine and winter climbing, in fact, due to its nature - you only carry what is absolutely essential - you could say that it’s all crucial. But when...
The best Axe in the World?
Got an email the other day from Needle Sports (one of the best climbing shops in the UK) asking two questions about ice axes for their website. They were trying to tie down a definitive answer to the age-old question...