Mountaineering

SCARPA athlete and popular Scottish mountaineer Di Gilbert has shared with us first hand her recent and successful trip to Everest. It is a very honest and authentic story on a side of Everest many people don’t speak about. Read Di’s story here –

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After a very poor Scottish Winter on the weather front, Scarpa athlete Greg Boswell took himself to Canada for his fourth trip of the Canadian Rockies.

He packed his Scarpa Phantom Tech boots and off he went to salvage what he could from Winter 2018/2019. Greg said the Phantom Techs are “brilliant all-rounders and are ideal for most aspects of mountain use. Even with the super cold temps we had in Canada, they kept my feet warm enough to climb hard and still offered amazing feedback whilst on the technical mixed pitches.”

Read all about his trip below:

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Scarpa athlete Richard Bentley spends a lot of time on the Scottish Mountains, so, we can take his word for it when it comes to recommending the perfect boots on how to tackle them. If you want dry feet and comfort when on the mountains then read his very useful guide.

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Will and his friends ventured off to India with high hopes of mountaineering but heavy snow ruined their chances of that happening. Athletes know that not all trips go as planned but that doesn’t mean they still can’t be good. We just have to make do with what we have. Read Will’s account of his trip below.

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We invest a lot of money in our footwear so it makes sense to look after them. In this guide, we detail the best practice for cleaning and reproofing your boots with advice direct from the Scarpa UK team. Improve your experience with our boots and help prevent sending them into an early retirement.

Read on for all the information you’ll need to keep your boots in tip-top condition all year-round.


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Scarpa Athlete Uisdean Hawthorn has just arrived back in the UK after 3 weeks in the Revelation Mountains, Alaska. Uisdean and his climbing partner Tom Livingstone had one main target for the trip the unclimbed 3800ft North Face of Mt Jezebel.

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Scarpa Athlete Tom Grant skis mountain sides so steep that a fall would be fatal and where avalanches and falling rocks are an ever-present threat. Previously we have interviewed him on the Scarpa Blog; detailing his groundbreaking first descent of the Caroline Face on Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak.

Featuring in the ‘Winning Mentality Podcast’ and interviewed by his friend Charlie Boscoe. Tom describes in personal detail that steep ski down the Caroline Face as well as what drives him to push his limits and the boundaries of ski mountaineering.

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Scarpa UK Athlete Uisdean Hawthorn is a mountaineer and keen mountain runner. He recently completed what is likely a speed record for a winter traverse of the Cullin ridge. On his feet were a pair of Scarpa Ribelle Tech OD’s paired with some Grivel G20’s. Read on to hear more about his achievement and we will take a deeper look at Scarpa’s radical, new mountain boot.

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Recently arriving back from an incredible 3 weeks in Chilean Patagonia, completing some new big climbs. Our Athletes Will Sim and John Mccune have some smiles on their faces after living out an expedition that was conceived last year on a drizzly autumn day in Llanberis. In this article, Will Sim gives us an account of some of the dream climbing he and John experienced over in South America.


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Next week is the 2nd Braemar Mountain Festival; a celebration of mountains in winter. With a host of talks, workshops and skill sessions it looks to continue as a fantastic addition to the outdoor calendar. In this blog, Guy Robertson gives us a sneak preview of his and Greg Boswell’s talk at the event.


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