Mountain Equipment Blog — Mountaineering

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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The Official REEL ROCK 13 Trailer is HERE!

The Official REEL ROCK 13 Trailer is HERE!

  The official REEL ROCK 13 Trailer is here so check it out! We have to say the footage from Antartica looks freaking amazing!!!   Tickets are selling quick so...

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Ben Sanford added as a Mountain Equipment Ambassador

Ben Sanford added as a Mountain Equipment Ambassador

Mountain Equipment is proud to announce that we've brought Ben Sanford to the team as a Mountain Equipment athlete and ambassador! He now joins the ranks with some of the...

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Chris Burke and Lakpa Sherpa Kanchenjunga Summit Push

Chris Burke and Lakpa Sherpa Kanchenjunga Summit Push

Posted by Matt Eaton on

This week we celebrated the return of Chris, Lakpa and Chrriring to our shop for a good catchup. However with the first mention of the word "Kanchenjunga" you could see in...

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2018 Pre Monsoon Everest Season Wrap up from Sumit Joshi

2018 Pre Monsoon Everest Season Wrap up from Sumit Joshi

Posted by Matt Eaton on

Mountain Equipment staffer Sumit Joshi has just returned from Nepal where he lead the hugely successful Himalayan Ascent team that got 5 of their 6 clients and  4 guides to the summit of...

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Steve Plain Did it! A New 7 Summits Speed Record

Steve Plain Did it! A New 7 Summits Speed Record

Posted by Matt Eaton on

Yesterday on the 14th of May Steve Plain, along with his climbing partners Jon Gupta and Pemba Sherpa, were the first climbers after the Sherpa fixing team to summit Everest...

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Chris Burke: Kanchenjunga Expedition update & rescue – 5 May 2018

Chris Burke: Kanchenjunga Expedition update & rescue – 5 May 2018

Posted by Matt Eaton on

The following article is written by Chris Burke who is currently resting in Kanchenjunga base camp ready for a summit push. Kanchenjunga is extremely remote and never seems to be...

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It's Business Time! - An update with Steve Plain on world record 7 summits attempt

It's Business Time! - An update with Steve Plain on world record 7 summits attempt

Posted by Matt Eaton on

Steve Plain is now 58 days into his world record attempt to climb the 7 summits in under 126 days and we're getting excited because it's getting to the business...

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Video: New Zealand Alpine Team on Cholatse North Face

Video: New Zealand Alpine Team on Cholatse North Face

Posted by Matt Eaton on

If you love technical alpine climbing and haven't checked out the New Zealand Alpine Team's YouTube channel you've got to do it right now! We love watching these guys and...

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Steve Plain 7 Summits in 4 Months Still On Track

Steve Plain 7 Summits in 4 Months Still On Track

Posted by Matt Eaton on

Well in the 20 days since landing on the Union Glacier, Antartica n'route to Mount Vinson, Steve Plain has managed to summit Mount Vinson and Aconcagua. Officially that's 13 days...

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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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