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GEAR VIDEO: Make your own Espresso on the hill

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Claire Maxted, 13 November 2009 10:42

There are no Starbucks or Costa Coffees in the British hills. So what can you do if you need an Espresso to kick start your expedition or to wake you up after...

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Gear Blog Video: Filter water into bottles of all sizes

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Claire Maxted, 24 September 2009 08:19

The latest bit of especially shaped plastic from SteriPen allows you to filter water into water bottles of all different sizes, sifting out sediment before you zap the viruses with...

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Gear Blog Video: Garmin's new camera and GPS in one

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Claire Maxted, 10 September 2009 08:07

Garmin’s latest touch screen, waterproof GPS (£480) now comes with a digital camera with automatic geotags so you know the exact location of each photo and can plan future routes...

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Gear Blog Video: Meindl Boot Air Revolution Lite

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Claire Maxted, 14 August 2009 11:50

Prone to sweaty feet? Meindl say their latest £160 boot is lighter and 30% more breathable than the standard Gore-Tex equivalent thanks to a cooling, drilled-foam tongue. Gear Tester Claire...

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Mountain Leader Training blog – latest news...

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Claire Maxted, 01 July 2009 11:30

Follow Trail’s Claire Maxted through her Mountain Leader Training this summer. In the latest blog she discovers that being a Mountain Leader is not just about ferrying people from A-B......

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GEAR BLOG VIDEO: Primus EtaPackLite

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Claire Maxted, 08 May 2009 15:09

This new, highly efficient stove looks like a smaller lighter version of the Eta Power, Primus's first stove with rapid heat exchange ripples on the pan base. Here, Trail's Claire Maxted...

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Gear Blog Tues 7th April

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Claire Maxted, 03 April 2009 16:41

New Patagonia footwear Patagonia has launched a new range of running shoes for this Spring. The 15% recycled Release trainer has a Vibram sole, a dynamic lacing system, cushioned heel,...

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Lipstick blondes' Himalayan epic is on TV tonight!

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Claire Maxted, 14 January 2009 13:15

Suzy and Squash from the Lipstick Blondes survived 100mphr winds to become the first to summit Himalayan giant Cho Oyu this season. The documentary of their incredible climb will air...

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