Bully – Pyrenees 2014.
31 03 2014
This blog is written from the perspective of a client of mine. At the time I had no idea about his background and remember feeling a bit disgruntled about his lack of motivation. It’s only after spending some time climbing with him in the Pyrenees that his past became clear and I began to respect […]View Article +
Help shape the future of Berghaus!
17 03 2014
We have been making world-class outdoor gear for almost 50 years, and to ensure we continue to make innovative products that our consumers love, we’d like to invite you to take part in a Berghaus Focus Group… We specifically want to understand more about our female customers- how you shop, what drives you to purchase […]View Article +
Sophie Radcliffe – Everyday Adventurer!
6 03 2014
It’s very simple really, I love challenges. I cycle (a lot), I swim, climb, mountaineer, ski and dabble in Ironman racing. My biggest passion is for endurance challenges combining cycling and mountaineering. I’ve cycled from London to Paris in 24 hours three times, London to Amsterdam in 48 hours and cycled the 450 miles between […]View Article +
Adventure List Number 3: Jordan Desert Race
13 02 2014
This race will be my 7th dace in a desert after: the Desert Cup (Jordan), Transsinai (Egypt), Marathon des Sables (Morocco), Sahara race (Egypt), Gobi March (China) and Atacama Crossing (Chile). This race was supposed to take place in Egypt but because of the political situation there, they have moved it to Jordan even though […]View Article +
11 02 2014
(Hard And Desperate Runners Despite No Undulating Terrain) Now I think of hill runners as hard. I think mountaineers are tough and rock climbers are head bangers. Not a patch on London Runners. Whilst in the big smoke last week, I was seriously impressed by the previously unknown (to me) breed of runner …. The […]View Article +
Angelika Rainer to attempt ice climbing world first in Canada
7 02 2014
Berghaus athlete Angelika Rainer will fly to Canada this week and attempt to be the first woman to complete the world’s hardest ice climbing pitch. Angelika aims to climb a route called Wolverine on the Helmcken Falls in British Columbia. This comes on the back of a successful trip to Canada last December and a […]View Article +
Live for Adventure…
6 02 2014
‘Live for Adventure’ – in case you hadn’t noticed – is the Berghaus strapline. This winter I’m discovering an island that really knows how to do this. In the spring, Mallorca has in excess of thirty thousand cyclists on the island at any one time, not to count the number of triathletes, mountain runners, ultra-runners, […]View Article +
In These Shoes?
4 02 2014
Almost exactly a year ago I was stood on the summit of Ulvetanna Peak, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. The temperature was around minus 30 with wind chill as I trudged through the summit snow of around three inches in depth on the fixed rope. Only another short rock step separated me from expedition leader Leo […]View Article +
The “Golden Hour” Ride.
24 01 2014
As mentioned in the previous blog, despite the horrid weather, we are all still hopefully trying to get out and about. Yesterday I really wanted to go walking in the Lake District as it had been a couple of weeks since I was there and I heard the calling voice of that beautiful place in […]View Article +
Italy's hardest drytool route and two podiums!
24 01 2014
Foto: Matteo Cerqui (Angelika Rainer on Kama Sutra D13+) First Ascent of Kamasutra, D13+ South Tyrolean Angelika Rainer makes the first ascent of Kamasutra, a new drytooling route at the Bus del Quai, Iseo, Italy. The route has been bolted last year by Matteo Rivadossi from Brescia, who encouraged Angelika to try his newest creation. […]View Article +
Early December attempt of Aconcagua.
22 01 2014
The mountain became even more beautiful in its ferocity. Clouds approaching it from the south were distorted into wild shapes as they were sucked into the rotor winds that twisted through the mountains broken topography of gullies, towers and ice-walls. The temperatures not pretty to begin with were forced down even lower by this incredible […]View Article +
A Langdale Round Winter Walk
17 01 2014
At the start of any trip, like most people, I’ll use the vast resource of the internet to help plan and decide what I will be doing. There are many weather condition sites and depending on the time of year, The Mountain Weather Information Service or MWIS is a great place to start. As I […]View Article +
The Victorian Drainage Tunnel Challenge
15 01 2014
When Berghaus asked me to make a list of adventurous things that I wanted to do an obvious entry was a squirm through the Victorian drainage tunnels under Melbourne Pool in South Derbyshire. These tunnels seem not to be mapped and provide some sort of overflow drainage system to the old millpond. Steve Burns and I […]View Article +