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Beinn Dearg Summit Camp

Posted by Gearpest Gus on

A short film of a recent trip by team Gear Pest to Beinn Dearg in the NW Highlands. Fantastic conditions and epic views aplenty. What more could one want :) Hope you enjoy.

Maier Sports Nil Pants Review: Knoydart Test

I've been testing a pair of men's Maier Sports Nil Pants on a hiking trip to Knoydart in north west Scotland and discovered that I really rate these excellent pants.The trip involved 3 days in the mountains south and west of Loch Quoich at the end of May / early June, followed by a couple of [...]

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Summit Camp: Beinn Mheadhoin

Some days you just luck out.The 2 days over the weekend of 25th & 26th of March were precisely 2 such days, book ending a glorious night atop Beinn Mheadhoin in the Cairngorms, my first summit camp of the year."there's a high pressure system coming Andy. Maybe we could get out this weekend?" suggested Paul on [...]

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