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12 Types of People You'll Meet in Bothies

Bothies would be great if not for the other people you have to share them with. At the risk of insulting practically everyone, John Burns identifies the main types of bothy goer.

John Muir Way Gains 'Scotland's Great Trail' Status

The John Muir Way, which runs 134 miles from coast to coast, has been officially recognised as one of Scotland's Great Trails. See young filmmaker Zeki Basan's film about the...

REVIEW: Alpkit Definition Shell

The result of 12 years of development, Alpkit's new top-end shell is billed as a fully-featured mountain waterproof at a highly competitive price. Too good to be true? Dave...
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Banff Mountain Film Festival UK Tour back and bigger than ever for 2017!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is gearing up for its seventh nationwide tour with the world's best new climbing and adventure films.

More than 1,000 people are expected at the European premiere at the Brighton Dome, which takes place on 25 January. Following the premiere, the Banff Tour then has 96 more stops at 55 locations across the UK and Ireland. 

This year’s tour will feature teenage climbers Ashima Shiraishi and Kai Lightner, taking the sport to the next level on impressive climbs in Norway and Japan. And in Doing it Scared, Paul Pritchard tackles the Totem Pole in Tasmania, 18 years after a catastrophic accident on this extraordinary sea stack changed his life forever.

Other highlights include skiing the steepest lines in the Alps, rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, wingsuit flying and speed riding in Chamonix, mountain biking in Scotland and more – a total of 14 films spread across two different programmes.

There will also be loads of prizes and free giveaways at the screenings.

See a full list of films, watch the trailer and buy tickets at www.banff-uk.com.

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COMPETITION: Win a Páramo Men's Enduro or Women's Ventura Jacket

The Enduro and Ventura jackets are top specification, close-fitting waterproof jackets ideal for climbing, snowsports and mountaineering in extreme environments. The...

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Is your down jacket getting wet and leaving you cold?

Ever gone out wearing your favourite down jacket, got caught in the rain and ended up feeling wet and cold? Maybe you thought your jacket was water-repellent or perhaps you were hoping for good weather. Whatever the reason, no one likes to feel cold, wet and uncomfortable. There is a solution: Nikwax Down Proof™.

Nikwax’s Down Proof is the perfect solution for adding water repellency to your non-proofed, down filled clothing and gear. With Down Proof you can still keep warm and dry even if you do get caught in a shower.

Available from good outdoor retailers RRP: £7.25

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