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These are the well-used Meindl boots of a retired local porter by Rob Fraser

“The idea came to me as a dream whilst I was leading a trek two years previously in Limi, a time-static valley nudged up into the far west region of Nepal. It had been a tough trip and a heady mixture of relief and caffeine gave me a sleepless night...

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Salomon Ambassador James Forrest

Meet Salomon Ambassador James Forrest. He used to live and work in the city but packed it all in to pursue a new mission – to make life more adventurous and climb as many mountains as possible. We caught up with James to find out what he is up to...

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Alpacaly Ever After

Once upon a time, Emma (writer of children’s books and maker of whimsical things) found herself accidentally nodding her head when Terry (former soldier, entrepreneur, and thinker of Big Ideas) informed her that the only sensible thing to do in their spare time was to start raising a herd of...

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48 Hours With Fjallraven

My image of the Swedes is they are tall. I was, therefore, very surprised as the shortest member of the George Fisher staff to be given the opportunity to go to the Fjallraven Academy. Did Fjallraven make things for those of us of short stature, I wondered? After a night...

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Equipment and Accessories buyer JON WICKHAM on new Spring kit

We have a lot of very exciting new gear arriving this spring, aimed at all sorts of people who like to get out on the fells. Innovations in backpacking gear are reducing weight, while still offering versatile, durable products. Sleeping mat stalwarts Therm-a-Rest have brought out a new lighter version...

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Lisa Bergerud Spring Weather Be Prepared George Fisher

Living in Keswick we know the weather can do anything at any time, and (with the exception of last summer) you need to be prepared for everything! Looking back at photos from last spring we had snow, then were thrust straight into blue skies and sunshine. So this spring I’m...

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Christmas gift ideas part two - camping, climbing, packs and travel.

Camping MSR Trailshot Water Filter    TrailShot™ Pocket-Sized Water Filter. The smartest solution to clean water on fast-paced adventures. Clean water all day—without the weight. That’s the advantage the TrailShot Microfilter provides. Designed to stash in your pockets and deploy quickly, this tiny water filter lets you drink directly from sources along...

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Jämtland, Sweden - A Hilleberg adventure...

I flew over Stockholm, heading north up to Östersund on the 12th Sept, only to be greeted by the aurora borealis! I'd only been at George Fisher a few months when my name was picked at random out of a hat and I won a very unique opportunity to travel...

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Wild camping part two. What's in your bag?

Wild camping part two, what’s in your bag?Keeping it simple when it comes to packing for a night out on the fells. So now we know what to expect from a night out under the stars, the next question is what should we take? Of course, everyone will have different...

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