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Ethan Thomas

Summiteer Crag Rocket - Used and Abused by Owen Pearce

Summiteer Crag Rocket - Used and Abused by Owen Pearce

When we first designed the Crag Rocket we gave it to Professional Mountaineering Instructor (MIA), Owen Pearce, to use and abuse. Over the past 6 months Owen has used the crag rocket as his 'go to' rucksack, from days at work in the Lake District to Alpine Climbing in the French Alps and ice climbing in Norway.

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Ethical Down Update :11th June 2017

Ethical Down Update :11th June 2017

Since starting this company we've always been concerned about ethical practices - more than anything this is for our own moral conscience. From Summiteer's point of the view being successful is entirely unrewarding if it is off the back of something bad, or someone else's suffering. At the time of starting this company the factory we used was in an ideal situation. It was exclusively receiving down from one farm. The benefit to this was that for us, as a company that cared about this kind of thing, we could investigate this specific farm more easily. Some of you may have noticed...

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10 Things for Summer Rock Climbing

10 Things for Summer Rock Climbing

10 Things for Summer Rock Climbing  It's that time of year when we put on our sticky boots and delve into a summer of rock climbing, still a little rusty from the winter. Mark Walker from New Routes Adventure has shared with us 10 things he does to make the most of his season. 1. Know where to go Have a Winter Climbers mentality and look at the wind direction. It does 2 things; Dries rock Blows climbers around   2. Have a go-bag  Military people, doomsday preppers and oddballs have these things called go bags (basically for items in...

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Last Minute Tricks for Sleeping Warm

Last Minute Tricks for Sleeping Warm

There aren’t many positives to a cold nights sleep. I’ve had my fair share - curled up in the fetal position, uncontrollably shivering whilst glancing at my watch and wondering when morning will finally arrive. Sound familiar? And whilst we’re on the subject isn’t there absolutely nothing worse than turning over and seeing your mate right next to you enjoying a comfortable nights sleep, buried in their much superior (and far more expensive) sleeping bag? Now the business man inside of me is trying to get me to put in a link here to something like the ……cough!…..cough!…..Glow Worm 800…..cough!,...

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