I have owned a Paramo Helki jacket for a few years now and
find I wear it most days.
Before I got the Helki I had a lightweight Paramo jacket and
found that while it was great, the lightweight fabric was not really durable
enough for me. I tend to subject my kit to quite a bit of abuse and after a
fair amount of winter climbing the lightweight fabric was showing some wear.
So, I got a Helki (my son inherited my old jacket), seeing in it a good
compromise of features, durability and price.
Continue reading Paramo Helki Waterproof Jacket Review
Having spent lots of my childhood outdoors, I started walking the hills, camping, mountain biking, climbing and even kayaking as a teenager. Through the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and my Sixth Form College I learned skills and began travelling further afield to climb and walk in Snowdonia the Peak District, the Lake District, and ski in Scotland and Norway.
Continue reading Staff Bio – Ray Lindley
The Llangollen area is not perhaps the first place that springs to mind when you think about rock climbing in North Wales. It is often ignored by the hordes travelling West to the famous routes and crags of Snowdonia. But if you fancy getting away from the crowds and exploring a beautiful area with a host of climbing through the grades then it is worth stopping off to see what is on offer.
Continue reading A Guide to Rock Climbing in Llangollen and the Dee Valley