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Night Navigation

As the nights draw in, our days on the hill tend to be cut short. However, the impending darkness need not force you off the fells. Developing your navigation skills so that you are confident at night can be a tremendously rewarding experience. It opens up a range of options, including rising early to...

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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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back packs

I have been contributing to The Update since I qualified as a Mountain Guide back in 1992. I was recently reading some of the articles I wrote in the early days, and there was one article in particular which explained about how to keep the weight of your rucksack to...

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tarns running walking trousers

After running around all sixteen lakes in the Lake District last summer, I suggested to a friend that it would be a good idea to visit all the tarns too. She kindly found a website called Lakes, Meres, Tarns and Waters that gave grid references for them all, and highlighted...

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Top 6 new summer arrivals

SUMMER IS HERE! Lisa and Jon have picked out some of their favorites from this summers new arrivals. From Sandals to tents, we have six products to get you excited for the Summer...  1. KEEN sandals  "Find the perfect shoe, then come out and play!" They make boots, shoes & sandals...

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The Best of Borrowdale: A Walk in the Lakes with Athena Mellor

 Every time I go to the Lake District, I wonder why I don’t go there more. Living in Manchester, I’m lucky to have four National Parks within two hours from my front door; the Peak District, Lake District, Snowdonia and Yorkshire Dales. It is part of the reason that I...

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Navigation and mountain safety. A closer look.

Here at George Fisher we are built upon the idea of safety in the mountains. In 1947 the Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was formed, and over the years George as Team Leader was involved in hundreds of rescues. In 1980 he was honoured with an M.B.E. for services to mountain rescue....

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QUEST ACROSS THE QUEYRAS

Last July, I had a chance conversation with a friend of a friend who was off for a mini break running some of the GR marked paths in France. He enthused about the amount of pastries and tarts he was going to be able to consume en route. With this...

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Which Watch? 'A brief guide' by Jon Wickham

A couple of years ago I wrote an article to help steer you through the complex maze of buying a sports watch. Well, time moves on, and so have watches (haha!). Smart watches are much more common now, and our range has changed substantially. In fact, only one of the...

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