In these times of uncertainty and turmoil, the Wilderness still sits in the background. Quiet, boisterous, peaceful, serene, feisty and magnificent. It’s many moods continue. It doesn’t know about a virus, or the stock market, or any of our other problems (apart from Climate Change). It is still a fabulous place to escape to and just be there.
With advice to put some distance between yourself and others, we think now is the time for some social distancing adventure. Where better to put some distance in place than any number of the wilderness areas around Canberra? With that in mind, the Mont Shop Fyshwick will be open normal business hours if you need gear for your social distancing adventure.
A few weeks ago I updated my climbing harness to the Edelrid Jayne III. I highly recommend this model. It has features which make it the perfect harness for casual indoor, outdoor and/or competition climbing. As with most harnesses it comes in several sizes allowing people of all shapes and sizes to wear it
With fingers crossed for more wet weather in Canberra, we introduce the New Mont Ultralight Highplains Jacket. An ultralight long length shell jacket made using new ultralight 3-layer fabric technology; more waterproof, more durable and more breathable than previously used lightweight waterproof fabrics.
Come along to the FREE Mont Trail Running Shoe Demo Night. Try out the latest footwear from the World's best trail running brands: Salomon, S-Lab, Hoka, On Running and La Sportiva with the Akasha, Kaptiva, Mutant and brand new Helios 3 shoes.
All your friends have gotten into this trail running thing, telling you about this awesome mountain they ran up and then raced back down, the wildlife they saw and how they almost had to do a number 2. You’ve tried to go for a run with them before but felt you were slipping left, right and centre. “This is no fun” you think, until you’re back running on the road, breathing in the exhaust of another truck and realise, maybe your friends are onto something.
In the east of Sudan there lies a great collection of granite domes with a few existing routes and plenty of potential for more first ascents of impressive lines. All the climbing is situated above the town of Kassala.
I was looking forward to my next walk. A last visit to the Walls of Jerusalem before all of winter’s snows melted. The forecast was promising, with more snow due to settle over the weekend. I had all my cold weather gear packed, snowshoes, Mont Spindrift sleeping bag, Mont Icicle down jacket, Mont Epoch tent etc. Then, a last minute check of the forecast the night before and it all fell in a heap. The snow forecast had turned into 2 days of steady rain..... Time for an alternative.