Saturday, July 2 2022

Block I-1

In only 6 days time, an all South African team is hoping to achieve the first South African ascent of K2, the Savage Mountain. SA Mountain would like to wish the South African K2 Expedition all the very best with their journey to become the first South African’s to stand on the summit of “The …

Review by Tony Lourens As fleeces jackets go, the Glacier Pro is near perfect. It can be worn as an outer fleece in chilly conditions, and as a mid-layer when things start getting nasty. It has a great, slim fit that is super comfy and cosy. Manufactured from recycled Polartec fleece, the Glacier Pro is …

Review by Patsy Lourens For its size and weight, you would be hard pushed to find another jacket that does a better job than the Eco Hoodie. It’s a synthetic jacket that feels and behaves like a down jacket – keeps you just as warm, and compresses really small. But, with the added advantage of …

Block I-2

Review by Tony Lourens To be honest, it is difficult to know where to start with a review of the Coefficient – there are so many good qualities! You will know exactly what I mean when you put it on. If ever there was a light base or mid-layer designed specifically for climbing, then this …

Review by Tony Lourens I know I stand the risk of showing my age, but I remember well taking those blue gas lamp thingies up into the hills. Making sure that those fragile filaments stayed intact, changing gas canisters and keeping them sheltered from the wind and so on . . . what a pain …

Review by Tony Lourens “The Black Diamond Spot 400 is one of our favourite headlamps for backpacking because it’s bright, has a long burn time, and it’s full of convenient features. And at only $45, the Spot is a steal for such a powerful and durable headlamp. We named the Spot 400 the best value …

Read the editorial and check out the contents of the latest issue. With up-to-date news coverage, training articles, gear reviews, celebrity profiles, technical tips covering a wide variety of subjects, event reports, big glossy pics and enthralling articles. Editorial While most people I have mentioned it to can’t believe it, truth be told, I myself …

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