Outdoor October is here

Outdoor October is here

We all live busy lives and as such need to plan our leisure time and recreational activities, although this works most of the time, occasionally a spur of the moment decision can lead to some of the most memorable or thrilling adventures. One such occasion happened to me a few years ago. I have always enjoyed sport and being in the outdoors, I was therefore always looking for new and exciting things to try. when you surround yourself with people who love sport and the outdoors, you are lucky enough to often get the chance to try something new with someone who can give go hints and tips. A friend of mine asked if I fancied going rock climbing with him, I had newer tried this before so of course I jumped at the chance. I am not scared of heights and will be on a rope so it cannot be that difficult; I thought.Having arrived at the site for our climb I looked up the cliff face and thought maybe this will be more difficult that I thought. My friend set about setting up the climb, it was to be a top belay climb. I had done a little bouldering before so was aware of the general technique to use. Having spent a while watching my friends climb and studying the route to take, it was finally my turn and I was ready for the challenge.

Find out what happened next in part 2. Check back here in the next few days.

Weekend is here get you garden hammock out.

Weekend is here get you garden hammock out.

The weekend is here, where will it take you? Why not get out and see what is round the corner you may have a pleasant surprise. Its a great excuse to get your garden hammock out, either in your garden or why not head off out and see where you can find to hang it. We have great fun always looking for new and unusual places to hang our hammocks. If you find somewhere unusual or interesting why not send us your picture and we will share it on the website. if you don’t have a hammock why not check our our range here, they have all been tested and we are confident they will not let you down.

Anti-Shock Hiking Poles

Anti-Shock Hiking Poles

If you have never walked with poles you should give it a try. it is amazing how much they can help you both in balance but also support you especially when walking up or down hill.
These poles come with several baskets so are useful for a variety of terrains. I will be taking them on my next skiing trip. They were also fully adjustable between 63cm and 135cm so will suite most people.and are lightweight aluminium.

The  poles feel very well made and the slide mechanism feels quality and moves freely. There is a scale on the poles so that you can adjust them to the same length every time. The locking mechanism works very well and feels secure, it used a cam and lever system which is a lot easier than a twisting system used on some poles. Once they are locked off they feel solid.
I like the feel of the handles they are sculptured to fit the hand and with the adjustable the wrist straps, they feel secure to use.
The poles are supplied with 2 baskets (snow and trekking), these are simply screwed on the poles and feel very strong and secure once in place.
Overall I like the feel of these poles they have now been handed to one of our team for them to test, i will update you with his feedback in due course..
You can get your hands on these poles in our store.Click Here

Where are you dreaming of going?

Where are you dreaming of going?

Where are you dreaming of going? when you are having a difficult day or things are not going to plan, where do you dream of going to help you through the day? Why does this place attract you and how does it make you feel? Share your stories with us.  We will publish as many as we can. Send them to support@aboveandbeyondoutdoors.com

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