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After an eventful year climbing in Switzerland, Alaska, and Canada; prolific winter climber and Scarpa Athlete Greg Boswell sits down to talk to us about the upcoming Scottish winter climbing season. He discusses spotting unclimbed lines and offers a couple of tips for seasoned mountaineers and beginners alike.

Continue reading Greg’s Winter Climbing Queries | INTERVIEW

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Di Gilbert Scarpa

Scarpa Athlete Di Gilbert has spent 17 weeks this year living at high altitude, working as an expedition leader and guide.  She has worked on 3 expeditions in the Himalayas; Cho Oyu (8201m), Manaslu (8163m) and Himlung Himal (7216m).  This is Di’s story from her time in Asia and her review of the Zodiac approach shoes along with the Phantom 6000 and 8000 boots.


Continue reading Boots with Altitude | REVIEW

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During this difficult time our thoughts go first to Ueli Steck’s family and closest friends. However, because Ueli was also an athlete and collaborator who worked with us since the beginning of his career as a climber, we at SCARPA feel compelled to offer our own tribute to this unique and talented person.

Continue reading Statement from SCARPA on the loss of Ueli Steck

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As Winter comes to a close in Europe, many Mountaineers and Alpinists make the pilgrimage to Alaska. This month, Scarpa UK team members Greg Boswell, Will Sim and Paul Prentice will be flying to Anchorage with the aim of some new routing, Alaskan style!

Continue reading Alaska Calling

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Some Scottish winter climbing routes get big reputations: they’re hard, bold or unrepeated. Sometimes they’re the routes everyone falls off, the one where everyone gets lost, the looked at but not climbed, the tried but unfinished and, of course, the one with a formidable name.
Continue reading The Reputation – By Uisdean Hawthorn

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10 Top Tips to Improve Your Boot Fitting Experience

Scarpa pro skier Ross Hewitt talks through his top 10 tips to improve your ski boot fitting and help ensure you get a perfect fit for your skiing needs.

Continue reading 10 Top Tips to Improve Your Boot Fitting Experience

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Will is maybe the most experienced alpinist of his age in the country. In this blog post Will describes his journey to becoming a guide, and what he has learnt in his time guiding clients in the alps.

Continue reading Will Sim – Being a Guide

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Greg Boswell is a prolific first ascensionist in Scottish Winter Climbing, and bear attack survivor, we caught up with Greg to see what his plans were for the coming winter.

Continue reading Winter is Coming

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Di Gilbert is one of Britain’s leading mountaineers and expedition leaders. In the Summer of 2016 she guided an expedition to K2. In this article Di describes 5 things you might not know about climbing, and getting to K2.

Continue reading Five Things They Don’t Tell You About Climbing K2

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