The reports have just come in of five skiers dying in an avalanche in Austria. This is just the latest news on this front from what looks like another bad season. The incident took place in the Wattental valley, Tirol, and reports indicate that those involved had ignored warnings. The Guardian paper reported that: The experienced […]
Berghaus is marketing a limited edition of of it’s Challenge 8000 jacket, a hard shell Gore-Tex XCR jacket designed by British Mountaineer Alan Hinkes.
Hinkes reached the summit of Kangchenjunga on 30th May 2005 becoming the first Briton to climb all the world’s fourteen 8000 metre summits.
It’s taken 18 years and 28 expeditions and Alan describes his final summit as one of the hardest and most dangerous climbs of his life.
Berghaus says the jacket is an exclusive new design, manufactured from GORE-TEX® XCR® and has numerous features specified by Alan unique to the garment.