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Berghaus Yeti Gaiters

Th insulated ‘Extreme’ model of the Yeti Gaiter Berghaus was formed in the late 1960s by two British climbers,  Peter Lockey and Gordon Davison. During the 1970s and 80s they pioneered a number of climbing innovations and were one of the first users of Goretex in Europe. In 1978 Berghaus launched the ‘Yeti Gaiter’, which […]

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Kifaru Slik Bag Review

Two Slik bags showing the roomy mummy style with center zip Kifaru Slik Bag I picked up a ‘Slik’ bag from Kifaru’s shop in Denver in September 2015, and over the last couple of years have tested it across various environments and temperatures.   Kifaru mainly seem to specialize in their packs and Tipi tents but […]

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Kifaru Lost Park Parka

Tim and I in some wintry conditions, I’m pretty sure I look warmer than him….. Kifaru is best known for their packs and tipi tents, but they also make a growing range of synthetic insulation products based around Climashields APEX insulation.Kifaru have made their ‘Lost Park Parka’ (LPP) for some time now and they recently […]

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Hornady ELD-X Review

I have long used Hornady projectiles, mainly because they are well priced, the easiest to reliable source and they shoot well in all the rifles I have used them. Recovered from a Bull Tahr at 350 yards, broke one shoulder one way in and under skin on far side of gut bag(quartering shot) Late 2016 […]

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Scarpa Grand Dru GTX

Scarpa is a well Known Italian boot maker that have been producing quality footwear since the 1930s. I picked a pair of their ‘Grand Dru GTX’ at the start of my 2017 season and worn them extensively throughout 2017 and 2018. The Grand Dru is a classic mountaineering boot based off Scarpa’s ever popular Mont […]

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