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 […]

The North Face 100 – Australia

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The North Face 100 is a 100km ultra trail run which winds its way through the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. It’s a technical race featuring thousands of rocky steps, transitional ladders and several hours of running through the dark. This will be my second year in a row at the event. 1001 […]

Festival Top 10

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As the festival season gets closer, we asked our buyers to put together a list of their ‘Top Ten’ festival camping items. They have come up with this list of things you just can’t do without … Vango Alpha 250 £69.99 This tent is packed full of features including a large front porch for your […]

The Coldest Journey…

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Snow+Rock recently became the official footwear provider to Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Coldest Journey. The team set off on their inspirational year long expedition yesterday, but not before Sir Ranulph came into our Covent Garden store for his last boot fitting: He also had high praise for our boot service as he expressed in an email […]

Learn More About GORE-TEX

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This winter Gore-tex features in a large proportion of our outer wear ranges, and with the fabric technology being introduced into more main stream winter sports products we thought we’d give you the low-down on the differences between the products: What is GORE-TEX FABRIC? GORE-TEX® fabrics are created by laminating GORE-TEX® membrane to high-performance textiles, […]

Rainy-day Inspiration

You may have noticed that we’ve been having a lot of rain here in the UK recently. Not very inspiring, some might say – it is summer after all! Others will tell you “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong choice of clothing” and that you should put on your waterproof jacket […]

Competition Winner’s Report

Last winter we ran a competition to win a week’s trip to La Clusaz – the location of our Kids photoshoot. The winners would stay at the wonderful Snowlife Chalet Panoramic – a firm favourite with the photoshoot team. Understandably we had a vast number of entries and randomly selected one lucky winner – John […]

Rory McCrea – Kenya Road Trip

Rory McCrea

Last July I spent three weeks travelling in Kenya, an amazing country with a wildly diverse geography and varieties of wildlife. This brilliant adventure had many highlights, including trips to Hells Gate in the Rift Valley where I walked with buffalo and climbed a 2700m volcano, and to the Maasai Mara watching migrating herds of […]

Don’t forget your thermals

It is extremely cold in resorts at the moment and without the right kit extremely cold temperatures can make for very unpleasant conditions on the mountain and can curtail your enjoyment. To get the most out of your trip make sure you get yourself some good base and mid-layers. Here are our recommendations: Garments from […]