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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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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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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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A Timeline of Gear for the Beginner Climber - What you need to buy & when if you're getting into rock climbing

A Timeline of Gear for the Beginner Climber - What you need to buy & when if you're getting into rock climbing

Posted by Mountain Equipment Chatswood Staff on

Getting into climbing can feel daunting, just like stepping off the ground to commence a climb itself. When it comes to getting the gear, sometimes it can feel like there’s...

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DMM DAY! What we learnt by breaking climbing carabiners and slings

DMM DAY! What we learnt by breaking climbing carabiners and slings

Recently we were very privileged to have Chris Rowlands from DMM Wales come and visit us at Mountain Equipment. Not only did he give us some private staff training but...

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Professional Prints! The Perfect Christmas Gift for Climbers or Hikers

Professional Prints! The Perfect Christmas Gift for Climbers or Hikers

Mountain Equipment is proud to announce that we have teamed up with some of our favourite local Sydney and Blue Mountains outdoor photographers to have their prints available for purchase!...

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Functions of the New BetaStick EVO Climbing Clip Stick

Functions of the New BetaStick EVO Climbing Clip Stick

Posted by Matt Eaton on

The new BetaStick Evo is in stock from Beta Climbing Designs and it's a great improvement to what was already a good product. The stick clip already handled well in...

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30 Second Guide to Buying Down Products - Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Suits

30 Second Guide to Buying Down Products - Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Suits

Are you looking at buying a down jacket or sleeping bag heading into this winter? Here is a 30 second guide about the key specs you need to know to...

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Just Released - Juncture Climbing Chalk

Just Released - Juncture Climbing Chalk

We're excited to announce a new product and new brand in the form of Juncture Liquid Climbing Chalk. We did our research into Juncture Climbing and were impressed, then tested...

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Choosing A Dynamic Climbing Rope - What Do The Numbers Mean?

Choosing A Dynamic Climbing Rope - What Do The Numbers Mean?

Choosing a rope can be a little tricky sometimes. On one hand all climbing ropes sold with CE standards in Australia are good for climbing. On the other hand, anyone...

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