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    Reel Rock 13 Canberra

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    Get ready for climbing’s greatest stories, stars & sends. Four new films that'll blow minds & buckle knees, deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs & pure inspiration.

    Mont Adventure Equipment is proud to present Canberra climbing's social event of the year, Reel Rock 13! Big moves, big movies plus a big BBQ fundraiser by ANU Mountaineering Club with drinks sponsor Capital Brewing Co.!

    Tickets are available at the Mont Shop Fyshwick or Online.

    6pm for 7pm start on the Tuesday 6th of November
    National Film & Sound Archive
    Arc Cinema
    1 McCoy Circuit Acton ACT 2601

    Reel Rock 13 tickets are on sale now alongside a complete range of rock climbing hardware, footwear, clothing and adventure equipment online & in-store at the Mont Shop Fyshwick.

    The Mont Shop
    18 Pirie Street
    Fyshwick ACT 2609

    02 6162 1661
    shop@mont.com.au

    BBQ and drinks not included in ticket price

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  • Product spotlight

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    tasmania, geoff murray, tent

    Review: The New Moondance 2FN Tent by Geoff Murray

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    "Last week I received a new tent from Mont, the full nylon version of the Moondance II. This tent has had a number of updates, the most obvious one being that the inner is now full nylon rather than mesh making it more suitable for use in less clement and colder weather. It also has a longer centre ridge pole and cross pole giving more internal room as well as now being symmetrical so pitching is simplified. It was very good to pitch before but is even easier now.The poles are also redesigned so that connecting the poles to the tent is simpler. All in all a really nice tent to use.
    So overall it has a bit more space inside and still only weighs a fraction over 2kgs.

    Moondance 2FN Lemongrass Tent in Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Tasmania by Geoff Murray

    I walked up to one of my favourite Tasmanian highland areas and found a spot for the tent. Conditions were cool but the walking was much easier than my previous trip to this location a month or two ago when the snow was a metre deep.

    Moondance 2FN Lemongrass Tent in Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Tasmania by Geoff Murray

    Towards evening the temperature started dropping so that by the time I was cooking my dinner it was a bit below zero degrees. Through most of the night it hovered around -3 but at some stage it took a dive and my little temperature sensor hanging off a tent guy outside shivered its way down to -8 :) I didn’t notice the temperature nicely snuggled into my Spindrift sleeping bag.
    In the morning it was good to see minimal condensation in the tent. It has some nicely placed ventilation points that seem to work really well.

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    I was awake at 4.45 and shortly after I was walking across to a suitable vantage point for sunrise. Conditions were clear and cold and the grass and bushes were white with frost. After finding a couple of images there I worked my way up through a stand of Pencil Pines to a south facing cliff that still harboured a mini frozen waterfall. After a couple of hours I wandered back to my tent to cook breakfast and have a snooze before packing up and walking out.

    The location was sensational, the weather perfect and the tent performed superbly.

    Gear used Mojo shorts, Odyssey jacket, Icicle jacket, Slinx top, Spindrift XL sleeping bag and Moondance II FN tent."

    By adventure photographer and Mont Ambassador Geoff Murray

    Moondance 2FN Lemongrass Tent in Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Tasmania by Geoff Murray

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  • Product spotlight

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    Review: La Sportiva Skwama Women's

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    The new La Sportiva Women’s Skwama technical climbing shoe was released in the middle of 2018. Mont Adventure Equipment in Canberra was kind enough to give me a pair from their first shipment, just before I left to compete at the New Zealand Lead Nationals in Auckland, in late August.

    The women’s Skwama have the same rubber as that on the men’s Skwama and the La Sportiva Python’s, this provides huge amounts of grip on all surfaces. Compared to the men’s Skwama, the women’s shoe is slightly softer with a thinner mid-sole. When competing in New Zealand a few days after getting them, I decided to wear them despite only having one light training session in them just before leaving. The upper surface of the Skwama is made from materials which mould to the foot removing excess space and making the shoe fit really well. Despite only having an hour or two in them, they felt comfortable enough to compete in, showing just how quickly they broke in to my foot shape.

     

    "This rubber pad is amazingly sticky when positioning toe hooks. It gives you a solid pad to place on the hold and makes you feel like your toes are glued to the hold."

    La Sportiva Skwama Women's

    My finals climb in Auckland was a steep, pumpy route and at one point I needed to pull in hard with a heel to enable me to get a rest. By using the same S wrap of rubber behind the heal and under the sole, La Sportiva have made the heal in the women’s Skwama deep and secure, but also able to be stretched and moulded to the climbers’ foot. Having such a confidence inspiring shoe lets you put lots of trust in the fact that the heel isn’t going to just pop off. Being designed for steep technical climbing, the Skwama also have a rubber pad on the upper, stretching from the big toe up to the Velcro, becoming narrower as it gets closer to the opening. This rubber pad is amazingly sticky when positioning toe hooks. It gives you a solid pad to place on the hold and makes you feel like your toes are glued to the hold. When climbing modern comp boulders, which often feature co-ordinated dynos, having the ability to land such a solid toe allows you to jump for a hold without having to cut your feet.

     

    "Skwama are well known to be fantastic for steep climbs, but they are just as amazing on slabs."

     

    Skwama are well known to be fantastic for steep climbs, but they are just as amazing on slabs. The women’s shoes are slightly thinner than the men’s shoe, this allows lighter climbers to feel and position their feet more accurately on small edged holds. This ability to stand on the smallest edges, definitely showed when I was recently competing at the NSW State Boulder Titles. One of my boulders was a thin, technical slab with small and slippery footholds. The rubber on the Skwama is so sticky and fine that I could feel the holds perfectly, it gave me the confidence to put all my weight over tiny foot jibs, freeing up my upper body to keep in balance.

    For a competition climber like me, where I need to be able to compete on a wide range of boulders, the women’s Skwama is pretty much the perfect shoe. They have the feel and grip you need when trying the trickiest of slabs and the most amazing ability to stick heals and toes for when the setters decide they want to make you work hard on the steep stuff.

    Lis Andres
    Mont sponsored athlete and 2018 Youth C Australian Lead & Boulder Champion.

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  • Expeditions & Adventures

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    tasmanua, bushwalking

    Western Arthur, Tasmania

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    Expeditions & Adventures

    “After a substantial hiatus from the trails of Tassie I was starting to dream of the divine hiking down there. Plus, nothing softens the memory of those lung busting climbs and infamous Button Grass swamps like sitting on the mainland watching your trusty Mont Backcountry pack (now 18 years old) gather dust in the shed. In order to scratch the itch, a trio of us planned to have a crack at the glorious Western Arthur traverse in South West Tasmania.

    Gail ascending

     

    "...swollen creeks, visibility down to about 10m and epic wind whipping up whitecaps out on the lake"

     

    Moondance 1 Tent

    Armed with a Moondance 1 Tent, Helium 600 Sleeping Bag, Backcountry Pack, an Austral Jacket and a strong disregard for personal hygiene for the next week or so, I set off with my walking buddies from Lake Pedder into 2 days of sunshine and 360 degree views. It was pure bliss looking down on some of the country’s wildest places, with the only thing to be heard being my whimpering as I lugged myself up Moraine A onto the range. The following day, we scored occasional misty glimpses of Mt Hayes overhead, the plains far below and brooding views descending into the famous Lake Oberon. After that was a different story, with swollen creeks, visibility down to about 10m and epic wind whipping up whitecaps out on the lake. Despite being stuck in the tent for nearly 2 days waiting for the weather to clear, I was stoked to find that the new Moondance 1 was both roomy and stable. Extra points for the ridge pole pushing drip lines out to give a lovely wide vestibule which can be comfortably cooked in during foul conditions.

    Gail in mudbath

    With the weather continuing to deteriorate and worse forecast, it was time to bail out the way we came instead of risking it on the extremely exposed central section of the range. We scored some quality horizontal rain, a free whole body mud bath and some profoundly undignified faceplants on our way out – definitely a classy exit. Although we didn’t get the bluebird traverse we were planning for, the weather is the boss in the South West and my hiking itch was satisfied. For a few weeks anyway…”

    Mont staff member Gail

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