Passive protection forms a key component in the equipment used by the traditional rock climber, the alpinist and the winter climber. If you'd like to find out more about nuts, hexentrics and the other varieties of passive protection on offer, then read on and download our free, handy guide.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION
Alan Hinkes regales Westminster crowd to rally support for Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million
A plush Westminster room on a London evening may seem an unlikely place to be rallying support for our hills and mountains, but when you get about 130 avid outdoor fans together, chuck in some free wine and sprinkle a few Alan Hinkes jokes, it does the trick.
YOUTH & EQUITY
Winter is Coming (and it's not just for guys)
Think you need to be macho to get out in winter? Think again. Mary-Ann Ochota profiles
a week of winter training for female walkers, mountaineers and climbers, led by the
country’s top female instructors.
Leo Houlding snow-kiting Antarctica and the Organ Pipe Peaks
Leo Houlding is currently in Antarctica with Jean Burgun, an alpinist and cutting edge snow-kiter from the French Alps who ‘kites to ascend low technicality alpine climbs in minutes’, and Mark Sedon, a filmmaker and experienced mountain guide from New Zealand. They are three weeks into a three month trip. The plan is a 2000km traverse of the continent using traditional sledge-hauling on cross country skis, but with a modern twist - snow kites to help pull them along. The trip also has a climbing objective: the team are currently exploring the Organ Pipe Peaks in the Gothic Mountains.