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Links

Get the lowdown on where you’re heading:

  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office Very comprehensive travel advice from the government (which naturally errs on the side of caution)
  • ATOL Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing. Our ATOL number is 10132
  • Fresh Air Learning If you’re new to the expedition world, why not join a training weekend to prepare yourself

Kit Manufacturers

There are a vast number of manufacturers out there making a ton of kit. Here is a selection of our recommended brands:

  • Berghaus Our preferred manufacturer of clothing and backpacks and our main supplier
  • Mountain Equipment UK manufacturers of excellent sleeping bags and clothing systems and one of our preferred supliers
  • Mountain Hardwear Our first choice for tents on our wetter expeditions such as Kilimanjaro
  • Mammut World class ropes and climbing hardware, excellent clothing for mountaineering and skiing, superb sleeping bags and mats and another of our preferred suppliers
  • Vango Our first choice for Himalayan tents, and manufacturer of excellent camping accessories
  • OverBoard Excellent waterproof duffel bags (that also keep out sand), and a host of other ways of keeping your gear dry in wet environments and another of our preferred suppliers
  • PHD Mountain Software Specialist down gear, made in the UK
  • Scarpa Mountain boots
  • La Sportiva Mountain boots
  • TopOut Oxygen 360 expeditions uses only the best systems when heading high.. TopOut is the advanced oxygen delivery system designed by Ted Atkins, a fellow mountaineer and a friend of 360. On the high peaks it’s the getting back that counts, and if you can get back having been to the top then you are a winner.
  • Rab Well known for the quality of their insulative gear
  • Osprey Reputable backpacks
  • Terra Nova and Extremities We’re a fan of their tents, may of which are made in the UK
  • Black Diamond Equipment Climbing hardware, packs and trekking poles
  • Petzl Climbing hardware, ice axes and very good head torches
  • Grivel Ice climbing equipment
  • Julbo Glacier glasses as fashioned by Rolfe
  • Stubai-Sport Mountaineering equipment

Retailers

Most high streets have at least one gear shop but here’s where we go:

  • Cotswold Outdoor With outlets nation-wide, Cotswold offers a good range of clothing, competitively priced
  • Outdoor Hire If you don’t want to buy everything, hiring is a good option and these guys stock a wide range of quality gear, freshly laundered for you

Weather Forecasts

Knowing what the weather is doing is critical if you’re heading for the hills wherever you are:

Insurance

These are some of the insurance companies that our trekkers have used in the past – as always, do make sure any insurance policy you buy is suitable for your personal circumstances and the mountain/trip you are booked on. We advise making sure you are covered pre-trip for cancellation (as you never know) and when you are away you must be insured for mountain rescue, medical expenses, repatriation etc. We also advise shopping around!

Organisations

Here are some of the governing bodies and organisations overseeing our industry:

Climbing and Mountaineering Websites

Here are a few sites to read all about climbing and mountaineering:

Literature and Cartography

We’ve had a lot of fun putting together our reading lists and you can buy everything on them from Amazon, but if you want to go and browse in the shops or you’re looking for maps or really specialist stuff, there are a few to head to:

Do Something Different

If you’ve climbed every mountain, why not try something else…

  • Papilio Not just our office but also a stunning C19th guest house in the Pyrenees managed by Rolfe and Marni and a great base for walking, skiing, biking and flying in the Pyrenees
  • Comptoir Des Pyrenees Canyoning, hiking and other adventures in the Pytenees!
  • Soaring Based in the Pyrenees, Soaring offer paragliding for all levels, beginners to advanced, they also give guided support for those who already fly
  • SkySchool Paragliding and paramotor school based mostly in Spain with its reliable weather, but also in Wiltshire, UK
  • A Quick Release Awesome downhill mountain biking holidays based in Luchon in the Pyrenees, guided by champions
  • Reef 2000 If you’re looking for a diving holiday we recommend Reef 2000, located in Dahab on the coast of the Red Sea

Miscellaneous

We haven’t really got a category for these, but we think you should know about them anyway!

  • RoC Private Clinic Located in Harley Street, RoC Private Clinic is an independent private general practice providing a private family GP service, specialised travel and extreme sports consultations, health screening for both women and men and personalised courses and training programs
  • Trekstock 360 are delighted to work with Trekstock to help them to raise funds in support of Cancer Research UK’s research into cancers that affect children and teenagers. They raise funds by creating the best music events, fashion collaborations and our specialist subject – treks
  • Challenge Network If you’re trekking or climbing to raise money for a good cause, the Challenge Network lets you create an inexpensive but good looking website in minutes
  • Graeme Fordham Photography Adventure photography. With his unique reportage style, Middle East based photographer Graeme Fordham undertakes projects worldwide
  • SayYesMore 360 are delighted to work with SayYesMore, a non-profit social enterprise run by volunteers who like to encourage people to ‘Say Yes More’ and get involved in out door activities – making life memorable