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Bivouacking entails sleeping outside without a shelter. In other words, sleeping directly under the stars. For some, the thought of sleeping outside and potentially having creatures crawl over them whilst sleeping sounds like a nightmare, for others, bivouacking represents complete freedom. Here’s a list of what you’ll need for your bivouacking trip: Clothes Sport shirts […]

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Tom

Going on a road cycling tour is incredible because you can cover long distances in a single day that you would otherwise only reach by train or car. Of course, if you want to be fast, you’ll need to keep the weight of your gear to a minimum, but you can’t forget to bring some […]

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Jan

Road bike shoes may actually be considered an extension to a bike rather than apparel. These shoes have a firm fit and a rigid sole construction, guaranteeing an excellent power transfer, maximum efficiency and an outstanding performance whilst cycling. When looking for road bike shoes, the most expensive pairs aren’t necessarily the best. Plus, maybe […]

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If you enjoy spending lots of time outdoors, then you need to be optimally protected against the elements. Whether you opt for a waterproof hardshell jacket, an insulating down or synthetic jacket or a softshell jacket that can protect you against the wind will entirely depend on where and how you’ll use it. While functional […]

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Simon

For many people, roaming alone through the vast mountains of Norway, the Cairngorms in Scotland or similarly deserted hiking areas is pure fulfilment, the supreme discipline in hiking or trekking. The peace and quiet and self-imposed solitude make solo tours a very special experience. You are completely on your own and have to make all […]

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About requirements in mountain and climbing sports. Our knee joint does a lot to ensure that jumps in climbing or trail running down the mountain are well guided and cushioned. In mountain sports, knee joints have an important and often underestimated function. They need a lot of training to develop their best effect for our […]

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Fritz

If slacklines get longer, they not only become more difficult to walk on, but the construction of a longer line – from approx. 25 – 30 m – becomes more and more a challenge. Longlines in the range of 30 – 40 m can be tensioned with a low-stretch strap just with two large ratchets […]

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Lisa

If you’re planning on mountaineering at high altitudes, you not only need quality gear but also the appropriate clothing. If you save in the wrong areas or take too much (useless) or too little equipment, the whole trip will seem cursed from the very beginning. So, what is the appropriate clothing for high-altitude mountaineering? What […]

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Simon

For many people, roaming alone through the vast mountains of Norway, the Cairngorms in Scotland or similarly deserted hiking areas is pure fulfilment, the supreme discipline in hiking or trekking. The peace and quiet and self-imposed solitude make solo tours a very special experience. You are completely on your own and have to make all […]

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Florian K.

If you’ve already conquered a mountain, then you’ve probably heard this sentence before: “Whew, the air is getting thin up here…” This isn’t noticeable on a classic hill walk or via ferrata but you’ll notice it whilst mountaineering at altitudes between 3,000 and 4,000 metres. But, the air isn’t necessarily getting “thin”, but the number […]

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Which socks should I wear with my walking boots today? The striped ones or the ones with the flowers? Should I take the red or the blue jacket? I mean, it should match the shoes and socks. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the topic of the right sunglasses, okay? Yes, these things […]

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