“Sharp Pointy Things for Christmas Please”

A piece written by our resident Mountain Guide Andrew Mallinson, penned before Christmas but very pertinent as the snow and ice returns to the UK and many of us are now gearing up and getting out to the Cairngorms and other areas … So what do we want in our seasonal stockings ?  Well, with the first dusting of snow on the mountains, thoughts inevitably turn to winter and whether we’re “tooled up” for those magnificent days that await inRead more

TentMeals – review

“Our meals are a delicious combination of natural, calorie dense, and easy to prepare. No faff, no hassle, no nasty additives – just high energy health when you most need it.”Read more

SIGG Hot & Cold food jar on test

So let me get it out the way –  – I am OCD about weight, space etc and they just typically don’t serve a need for me – i don’t take hot food on a climb and its rarely hot enough in Scotland to need a keep cold solution.

That may be about to change…Read more

Mr Vango.

The above picture, grainy and black and white though it captures a conversation I had some 3 years ago that will remain with me for a long time.Read more