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George Fisher Ambassadors

We are very excited to share with you our George Fisher Ambassador Scheme for 2019. We have chosen seven people to join us on our journey through the year to share their stories and experiences in the outdoors. We have carefully selected people to cover all aspects of outdoor life here...

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FOR THE LOVE OF SNOW

I love running, but I often think I was born in the wrong country and should be somewhere where it snows. A lot. I can’t help but get excited about the approaching ski season. I was lucky to be put on skis almost as soon as I could walk. They...

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MARMOT MAGIC at George Fisher UK

It’s not often we bring a new brand into George Fisher, so we’re very pleased to welcome Marmot on board. Although we might be blowing our own trumpet here, it takes a lot to impress our buyers, so it’s fair to say that there are some very good reasons to...

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Staff Profile: Alex Winser

Growing up in Devon meant spending a lot of my time at the beach, with holidays consisting of camping and surfing; never in the hills. Northern England was another world to me! I was also lucky enough to go on a few ski holidays, where I soon realised that I...

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Staff Picks for Spring

Petzl ACTIK CORE head torch This is a really well thought out piece of kit: high lumen output, comfort, and simple one-touch button operation. At the highest 350-lumen setting the rechargeable battery provides plenty of light for up to two hours, much longer on the lower settings, and can take...

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'Learning to Walk' with The Maestro

Imagine you have worked as a mountain guide for over 27 years. Imagine you were joined by several other guides with similar long service, including some whose climbing achievements were so legendary they had been nominated for the Piolet d’Or*. Then imagine you had all signed up to a course...

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Our sponsored skier FRANCESCA LEE is 'race-ready'

A few years back, George Fisher started giving some sponsorship assistance to Francesca Lee, a very keen young Keswick-based ski racer with big ambitions. We’ve followed Francesca’s career with interest, and she recently updated us on progress so far for this winter. “I have had a really busy couple of...

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Local Legends 'Des and Gordie Oliver'

Long-term readers of The Update will recall our regular column from Des Oliver. Des is an absolute ‘Lakeland legend’ having been active all his life in the mountains, taking part in many early climbing ascents and fell-running feats. A few months back, FRANCESCA LEE caught up with Des and his...

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THE BEST ADVICE

“My husband and I bought a house in the Alps near Courchevel 16 years ago, predominately because we loved skiing, but we quickly fell in love with hiking in the mountains during spring and summer. “In addition to my outdoor activities, I also take part in several fitness classes and...

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