Adidas Boston 3

I had seen these shoes a while back but was too afraid to take the leap to a more minimalist shoe. (Minimalist for me is a like being afraid to lose even a 5mm drop).  The point is, these shoes on first touch felt lightish, with only a slight lateral flex. They had some cushion and some … Continue reading

La Sportiva Boulder X Mid GTX Boot (Hiking/Approach)

Back in 2007 I bought any old hiking boot because I really didn’t know what I needed. Luckily my choice paid off and I have used the Berghaus Explorers GTX for about 5 years. They ahve been to the Alps, Wales, Scotland, Lebanon and even to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Its time to retire them … Continue reading

Grivel Himalaya Trail Pole 480g/pair!

Product Description The Grivel Himalaya Trail Pole utilises avalanche probe technology to create one of the most lightweight yet surprisingly durable trekking poles available. A simple push on the button unlocks the system and the lower section slides into the upper tube. A simple pull to lengthen it, a click on the button and the … Continue reading

Under Armour Cold Gear Balaclava (Mens) 172g

This is one of those products that is useful in a milder temperature range. I bought the white one to reflect the sunlight for use during summer climbing mainly in the Alps. Its warm enough for sub zero temperatures but not as warm as my North Face balaclava. I have used it on Mont Blanc, … Continue reading

Petzl Meteor III+ Climbing Helmet

Weighing only 235 grams!! the METEOR III + sets the standard in terms of lightness and ventilation. Its innovative adjustment system allows each climber to adjust his/her helmet to head shape. Originally designed for climbing and mountaineering, the METEOR III + also meets the European standards for cycling and whitewater sports, so you pretty much … Continue reading

POV HD from V.I.O (HD Helmet Camera)

I had spent some time looking over the different brands of helmet cameras currently on the market. Most of them only had the rechargeable battery and no viewing screen. So that would limit one to short days out and ‘hope for the best’ policy when mounting the camera to your helmet. That was until I … Continue reading

C.A.M.P Nanotech: The 2nd lightest ice axe on the market @285g / 9.9oz !

In the spirit of ‘Fast & light’, It was inevitable  that I was certainly going to look for an ice axe that wasn’t going to pull my arm off during those long days out. After looking at the C.A.M.P Corsa http://www.camp-usa.com/products/ice-axes/corsa.asp.I decided that while 205g had sold it for me,So I eventually went for the … Continue reading