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Ordnance Survey Mapping at 1:50k and 1:25k  

A few weeks ago we lost our Ordnance Survey Mapping, but today we’ve found another way of implementing the code and got it back! Above each map you will now see the following links… Enjoy…

Free Digital Maps for Garmin GPS  

I’ve recently been preparing to take my Garmin Oregon 600 to the Alps so have been researching some free GPS mapping sources. Here are a few i’ve come across that might be of interest to you: UK & Europe: UK: Worldwide: USA:   Here is a nice little blog post explaining how to get » read more »

Rab Stretch Neo Jacket  

I’m someone who is almost always too hot when moving in more than one layer, and i sweat like a hot badger in a plastic bag. So i tend to get quite wet from condensation in most so-called “breathable” jackets (except Paramo which i find too warm for summer use). Then i get cold when i stop » read more »

HIKING BOOTS: La Sportiva Trango S Evo (GTX)  

A fantastic pair of very light-weight stiff 4 season boots that will take a crampon (great for strap on C1, will just about take a C2 if you are not doing anything really steep). Comfortable out of the box and require no breaking in. Great positive grip on rock, and also feel really confident edging » read more »

Suunto Altimax Altimeter Watch  

I heard somewhere that your compass is the most important piece of navigational equipment. – Well that’s complete rubbish: your map is the most important, closely followed by your watch, and then for me in 3rd place is a good altimeter. A compass is then probably my 4th. The Suunto Altimax is both a great stop-watch for timings and » read more »

Author: Phil Newby