Mountain Equipment Blog — Mountaineering

Caring For Your Prized Climbing Rope

Caring For Your Prized Climbing Rope

  Your climbing or abseiling rope is one of your few pieces of gear that is non-redundant. There is no backup. Therefore it is important to pay it special attention...

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Women Crushers! Is there a Gender Gap in climbing?

Women Crushers! Is there a Gender Gap in climbing?

      It seems like in the past three or four weeks we have been inundated with some amazing stories of women absolutely crushing it in the rock climbing world....

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The New DMM Ceros Climbing HMS Belay Carabiner - What we've been looking for

The New DMM Ceros Climbing HMS Belay Carabiner - What we've been looking for

We've known about the coming of the DMM Ceros belay biner range for a little while now but it has finally come and we were not disappointed! I just love the...

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REEL ROCK 12 Film Festival Sydney and Blue Mountains Shows Announced

REEL ROCK 12 Film Festival Sydney and Blue Mountains Shows Announced

REEL ROCK is rolling around for 2017 and it's a case of celebrating the old and the new. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to call Chris Sharma old...? But...

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Weigh My Rack Toured the Edelrid Factory - What makes Innovation & How Ropes are Made

Weigh My Rack Toured the Edelrid Factory - What makes Innovation & How Ropes are Made

Weight My Rack were given unrestricted access to Edelrid's German factory and put together a great series of videos. Some climbing companies I would regard as great refiners: They take...

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When to Double Up - Mountaineering boots: single or double?

When to Double Up - Mountaineering boots: single or double?

Posted by Matt Eaton on

Choosing a style of mountaineering boot can be really easy for some trips. It is as obvious for a day trip up to a Swiss glacier in spring that a...

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When a Sport Climber Goes Mountaineering - Ben hits up a TMC in New Zealand

When a Sport Climber Goes Mountaineering - Ben hits up a TMC in New Zealand

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Walking up to Alymer Saddle. Photo: Jamie Robertson The following article is by Ben Alsop, one of the staffers at Mountain Equipment. He has been rock climbing for many years...

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Chris Burke's Annapurna Summit Push

Chris Burke's Annapurna Summit Push

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 We at Mountain Equipment (and I am sure the wider climbing community) are immensely proud of what Chris Burke has managed to achieve. Not just obviously with recent events on...

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Why A PLB Part 1.

Why A PLB Part 1.

Posted by Leafcutter Creative Digital on

 With the price, size and weight going down over the last few years and the technology going up, we are continually getting asked more and more about Personal Locator Beacons...

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Outdoor Research Acetylene Jacket Review

Outdoor Research Acetylene Jacket Review

Posted by Leafcutter Creative Digital on

 A fleece is a fleece is a fleece. Well at least it was up until a couple of years ago when many of the higher end companies started piecing together...

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Andrew Lock Gives a Free Talk on Climbing in the Himalaya

Andrew Lock Gives a Free Talk on Climbing in the Himalaya

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Andrew Lock high on Annapurna On behalf of the Australian branch of the New Zealand Alpine Club and Mountain Equipment, Andrew Lock is giving a free talk on climbing in...

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New Suunto Traverse GPS Watch Review

New Suunto Traverse GPS Watch Review

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Suunto Travers with black band The idea (as I can gather) behind Suunto's release of the new Traverse is to make what is arguably your most complicated piece of outdoor...

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