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BAIML TEST featherlite down vest 05/07/2018
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Featherlite Down Vest : BAIML Tested

As part of our BAIML Test Team, Kirsty travels the world guiding people in a wide variety of challenging terrains and climates.  Here, she reflects on a piece of kit that finds its way into her pack a lot more often than not:   Kirsty atop Mount Olympus I would hazard a guess that anyone who works in the outdoors owns at least one down gilet.. possibly two..? A hasty search through my kit store (ok, the stuff shoved under my bed) revealed that I own 2 down gilets and... Read More

17/03/2018
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BAIML TEST TEAM INTERVIEW: Stuart Ritchie

International Mountain Leader Michelle Smith recently caught up with the newly appointed BAIML Montane Test Team Member Stuart Ritchie: Born in Central Scotland, as a boy Stuart was never far from the mountains. However his passion to travel the world began when he joined the army and served for 16 years.  Stuart now runs an outdoor adventure company running activities in Scotland, the rest of the UK and Internationally. He is actively involved in the delivery of youth awards and is a provider and course director for Mountain Training UK. ... Read More

20/02/2018

BAIML Test Team Interview: Julia Tregaskis-Allen

International Mountain Leader Michelle Smith recently caught up with the newly appointed BAIML Montane Test Team Member Julia Tregaskis-Allen: Julia’s passion for adventure, travel and exploring the outdoors spans for over 20 years, leading her to a career as an International Mountain Leader & BASI Nordic Ski Teacher. Julia focusses her work guiding and organising adventure travel holidays (trail running, cross-country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing) through her business Tracks and Trails. Julia has led treks and expeditions across Africa, South America, the Alps, Scandinavia and the Himalayas. Julia is married... Read More

14/02/2018

BAIML Test Team Interview: Kirsty Brien

International Mountain Leader Michelle Smith recently caught up with the newly appointed BAIML Montane Test Team Member Kirsy Brien: Yorkshire born and bred Kirsty has lived in Canada, France and South Korea before moving to the Northern Pennines, an undiscovered mecca for all things outdoors. For the last 8 years Kirsty has lectured in Adventure Sports and spends as much time as she can avoiding being in the classroom. She set up her own adventure activity company in 2012 which focuses on working with the Princes Trust as well as... Read More

11/02/2018

MONTANE Announce BAIML Test Team

As part of Montane’s commitment to develop outstanding clothing and equipment for the mountains, our product development programme has expanded to include a test team selected from members of Montane’s brand partner the British Association of International Mountain Leaders (BAIML). International Mountain Leaders travel the globe leading expeditions for both clients and their own love of adventure.  As such, the variety of disciplines they employ, and the range of environments they operate in, create immensely well rounded and competent outdoor operator. This means they know what they need to achieve... Read More