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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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George Fisher Staff Profile 'Sam Sharp'

Hello, I’m Sam Sharp. I have worked at George Fisher for nearly two years now, having previously worked at Cotswold Outdoor as a supervisor at the Ambleside and Keswick shops. This business has to be my favourite working environment out of all of the outdoor shops I have worked in...

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Dam Nation 'Raising River Awareness' with Patagonia

Patagonia is well known for working to help save the environment. So, when I was given the opportunity to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina with the company to find out about the ‘Save the Blue Heart of Europe’ campaign, I was very excited! This trip was not about protesting against hydropower...

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A dog is for life, not just for Christmas

GRAHAM THOMPSON, Technical Editor of Trail Magazine is also a fully qualified pet behaviour counsellor. This month: A dog is for life, not just for Christmas Whether it’s a car sticker, leaflet or TV advertising, the words “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas” are hard to miss...

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In the early days of adventure travel, part of the ‘adventure’ was being cut off from the outside world for days and weeks on end with no form of communication. This was great, until things went wrong. Nowadays satellite communication has meant that there is always the option of getting...

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Fisher's Favourites - Alex and Flo

Today’s Fisher’s Favourite are Liz’s cousins Alex and Flo. Alex is Producer at the Bush Theatre in London. He’s also won awards as an independent producer and prior to the Bush worked for a production company, latterly putting on a play with David Tennant in the West End. Alex has...

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Fisher's Favourites - Gwen Moffat

For the 10th of September our Fisher's Favourite is climber, mountain guide, and writer Gwen Moffat. 

Gwen was born in 1924, and started climbing in North Wales when she was 21. 
In 1953 she became the first female British Mountain Guide, and went on climb in Britain from Cornwall to...

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Fisher's Favourites - Peter

For the 3rd of September our Fisher's Favourite is Peter Dransfield, who worked with us for over 20 years until his retirement a few years ago. A keen walker and skier, Peter's enthusiasm for travel has seen him explore all over Europe in summer and winter, and closer to home,...

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Autumn staff pick

What’s new for the Autumn season? Here’s a selection of items that our staff are particularly excited about… Petzl NAO+ head torch - Jon Wickham I’ve used the existing NAO for a couple of years and been really impressed with its Reactive Lighting technology which gives you the right light when you...

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