Life is Good. Life is Colour.

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Spring is upon us and the world is coming alive. Everywhere you look there are pockets of colour, from the blossoming trees to the valiant daffodils pushing through at the roadside.  As  golden sunlight bounces off shades of green; inky puddles and the vibrant rainbow of everyday life, take a deep breath and appreciate the […]

Decoding Arc’teryx


Arc’teryx are masters when it comes to technical clothing and we are continually blown away by the level of innovation and attention to detail that is evident in their designs. The brand work closely with GORE-TEX to create activity specific products that each have their home on the mountain, but with  so much tech doing […]

Arc’teryx: The Tech Behind The Brand


Arc’teryx are renowned for being at the cutting-edge of development, constantly evolving in order to provide you with the ultimate performance products. We’re going to look at the tech behind the brand and give you the lowdown on some of the unique features that set them apart         GORE-TEX is a waterproof, […]

Caring for GORE-TEX Products

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GORE-TEX® changed the face of technical outdoor clothing, creating waterproof; windproof, highly breathable products designed to keep you dry and comfortable in all conditions. You may not be aware however, that caring for your GORE-TEX® kit is essential to keep it performing as intended. Our in-store experts are constantly being asked how to clean and […]

Adventure Skiing & Off Piste Safety

Adventure Skiing | Backcountry Skiing

Adventure skiing is skiing un-pisted ‘natural’ snow, generally outside designated ski areas. Whether you’re skiing just off-piste, close to all the amenities, lifts, restaurants or hiking up distant peaks far away from the madding crowd, safety has to be the number one priority. From transceivers, shovels, probes and ABS Airbag Packs, to the correct clothing and […]


Everest Uncovered

The Everest Uncovered lecture series with Kenton Cool, joined by Nepalese Sidar Lakpa Rita Sherpa, 2013 Outside Magazine Adventurer of the Year, mountaineers with 28 successful Everest summits between them bring discussion of life at the top with discussions in Edinburgh, Manchester and London in October. Giving a unique outlook on the history and future of […]

Our Summer Action Movie Competition

Summer Movie Competition

This summer saw Snow+Rock’s first ever interactive competition, where YOU chose the winners. Throughout June and July we ran an action movie competition in conjunction with Arc’teryx and Go Pro. We had a great response, with lots of keen filmmakers entering and over 400 voted for their favourite to win. Here are the most popular […]

UK Trail & Mountain Races

Steve Jones

Over the last year I have done a few trail/mountain ultra races, the longest being the Satmap (now Clif Bar) 10 peaks. As they say on their website the “10 Peaks The Lakes is a non-stop hike/run over the 10 highest peaks in The Lake District. The course covers approximately 73 kilometres with over 5,600 […]

Trekking in Columbia

Dave Duarte

I travelled to Colombia in September 2012 to explore what the country had to offer. Colombia is one of the best places for adventure as they have nearly every terrain imaginable. I wanted to mix things up by tackling mountains, volcanoes and jungles. I flew to Armenia, the heart of the coffee region, to take […]

Trekking in Arctic Sweden

Rory in Sweden

A childhood desire to see the midnight sun led me to the mountains on the border of Sweden and Norway, within the Arctic Circle. A 26hour train journey from Stockholm to Katterjok and then a trail from there up into the mountains, my Arc’teryx Bora 80 carrying everything needed for 10 days in the wilderness, […]

Father’s Day Gifts

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Stuck for Father’s day gift ideas? Here are a few suggestions for everyone’s budget… Under £10! Penguin books The Old Ways £9.99 Light My Fire Firesteel £8.99 Growers Cup organic coffee £1.99   Under £25! Victorinox Spartan £20.99 GSI Kung Foon £19.99 TKC Vortex Mega Howler £12.99   Under £50! Teva mens Abbett £49.99 Luger […]