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The Vertical Life Film Tour 2020 - Climbing Film Festival

The Vertical Life Film Tour 2020 - Climbing Film Festival

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

It's getting to that time of the year when climbers are starting to think of what what projects they could send or what new areas they could visit with a...

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The Ultimate Canyoning Gear Guide

The Ultimate Canyoning Gear Guide

Posted by Mountain Equipment Chatswood Staff on

This canyoning guide provides an overview of equipment that should be considered for canyons in the Blue Mountains, which in general are warmer and have much lower water flows unlike...

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Beginner Rock Climbing Gear FAQs

Beginner Rock Climbing Gear FAQs

Posted by Daniel Butler on

We get asked a lot of questions, especially by people who are new to the climbing scene about how to buy, use and care for their gear. Below are the...

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Where City Meets The Stone - Lucas Corroto short climbing film featuring Mitch Tasker

Where City Meets The Stone - Lucas Corroto short climbing film featuring Mitch Tasker

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

Some inspiration for you!   “Where The City | Meets The Stone” is a portrait about local Sydney climber, Mitchell Tasker, and his thoughts on what it really means to be...

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Shit Happens - How To Prepare For An Emergency On Your Outdoor Adventure

Shit Happens - How To Prepare For An Emergency On Your Outdoor Adventure

Posted by Daniel Butler on

Sod's Law states that “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong, at the worst possible time”. Being prepared for when things go south is as much a mindset as...

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TheCrag.com - Make Up For Missing Metres Competition

TheCrag.com - Make Up For Missing Metres Competition

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

Make up for the metres you lost while in lockdown and you could win big! We all dug in deep and got through lockdown (thanks to hangboard manufacturers and Netflix),...

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Shop hours extended - Nearly Back to Normal

Shop hours extended - Nearly Back to Normal

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

Hi Everyone,  Just wanted to say a huge thank you to all our customers and friends over the last couple of months. It's been crazy times but it's been so...

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Mountain Equipment Sydney & Chatswood Stores Re-Open

Mountain Equipment Sydney & Chatswood Stores Re-Open

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

Hi Everyone! We are so happy to announce that we have re-opened both our Sydney and Chatswood stores after the COVID lockdown. We have carefully implemented all measures recommended by...

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Eco-Friendly Hiking Stoves

Eco-Friendly Hiking Stoves

Posted by Mountain Equipment Chatswood Staff on

Hmmm, I wonder if all those half empty canisters are a fire hazard? That bushbash around Dumbano Creek was Epic! But thanks to my trusty ultra-lightweight gas stove at least...

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Foot Care & Blister Prevention for Hiking & Trail Running

Foot Care & Blister Prevention for Hiking & Trail Running

Posted by Mountain Equipment Chatswood Staff on

You demand a lot of your feet when on outdoor adventures – whether that be on a thru hike or a weekend trail run, and alpine climb or a bushwalk,...

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COVID-19 Update - ONLINE ONLY + Personal Shopping by Appointment

COVID-19 Update - ONLINE ONLY + Personal Shopping by Appointment

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

Hi Guys, Just a quick update on how Mountain Equipment is operating in light of the current COVID-19 situation:    ONLINE SHOPPING We are continuing to do our best to...

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Post COVID-19 in the Outdoors - Being Prepared

Post COVID-19 in the Outdoors - Being Prepared

Posted by Daniel Butler on

With Australia looking to be slowly stabilising and moving towards opening up again, now is the time to start getting prepared for your post COVID-19 adventures. You may have noticed...

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