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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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Belay Device Buyers Guide

Belay Device Buyers Guide

Posted by Daniel Butler on

Navigating the world of belay devices can be a mission. There are so many different styles available and within each style, multiple iterations of similar designs. Below is a guide...

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Let's Keep the Psych! Let's Keep Our Dreams Alive! Where's your Happy Place?

Let's Keep the Psych! Let's Keep Our Dreams Alive! Where's your Happy Place?

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

So when we started this little movie concept with Lucas Corroto , the idea was just to show all the awesome adventures you can have within a day trip of...

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Sleeping Well in the Outdoors - A guide to camping comfortably in any situation

Sleeping Well in the Outdoors - A guide to camping comfortably in any situation

Sleeping when on the trail is very important and lack of it can make easy days very challenging. Having a comfortable night’s sleep comes down to a large number of...

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We are now ONLINE ONLY. Temporarily closed City & Chatswood stores for COVID-19

We are now ONLINE ONLY. Temporarily closed City & Chatswood stores for COVID-19

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

We have held out as long as possible for the sake of our staff and customers, but due to further public restrictions regarding COVID-19 Mountain Equipment will be temporarily closing...

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Covid-19 Update - What we're doing for safe shopping

Covid-19 Update - What we're doing for safe shopping

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

Dear friends and outdoor community,  We understand that these are pretty turbulent times and because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are encouraged to practice social distancing and limiting indoor gatherings...

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Vertigo - Australia's Hardest Trad Climb

Vertigo - Australia's Hardest Trad Climb

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

Recently Dan Fisher put up Australia's hardest trad climb. Vertigo comes in at 32/8b+ and was originally an old aid route put up in the mid 1970's. It follows a...

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