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Adventure Scott Hits Mount Kosciuszko

Winfields Megastore would like to thank Adventure Scot for this article.

May 23rd 2010

So it’s been one week since I completed the coldest and monstrous cluster of rock that is Mount Kosciuszko! In

Australia, still shaking and feeling the bitterness stings of the cold I endured so high up into the heavens and yet, I find myself facing a bigger conquest, the feelings that swell in your stomach and try to claw its way out of your mouth can only be one thing…nausea.

Why you ask? Because just two weeks from now I’ll be tackling the

Appalachian Trial (yes not much of a rest period) an expanding wilderness and beautiful stretch of landscape of 2,178 miles (ouch), I’m sure it will be a breathless sight, quite literally as how Kosciuszko was all that way up.

The key I find to these endeavours is preparation; no matter what challenges you behold, being prepared keeps you calm, relaxed and ready.

For me as well as your food provisions and other pieces of equipment, I find what you wear helps provide a greater chance of success, I opted for the best protective clothing around, before scaling Kosciuszko I carried along with me some Ski Wear just in case I found a place or two to have some fun, I had the full range from Craghoppers Jackets to Regatta Fleeces as well as Helly Hansen Base Layer clothing, great value for money and excellent protection from the elements.

Had found the Tresspass Yeti snow Boots very flexible and easy to walk in the Snow, was wearing my Dare 2b Gloves which had great thermal properties and my cosy Berghaus hat.

I find mixing brands gives you the best of what they have to offer whether it is Regatta Clothing or Trespass Clothes etc, and for the all important cool look I went with Eyelevel Sunglasses.

I made sure I equipped myself with thermal socks, Balaclava and goggles, yes I looked like the abdominal snowman but I was so well protected and warm I didn’t have to worry about the cold or wind and could enjoy the sites Kosciuszko opens to you, you sometimes see the trees covered in a sleek blanket of snow that makes the landscape quiet and beautiful, well compared, you could drop to your knees and awe in its spectacular spectacle it provides.

It’s just like knowing and planning your route, knowing and planning what Ski Wear or Hiking Clothing to take on these trips is vital, once you complete one of these challenges you find yourself addicted and want to do more but above all else it’s the exciting prospect of danger that adds to the experience.


To say I climbed 2,228 meters into the sky makes me swell with pride and feeling like superman but without the cape I would mention some of the dangers I faced and doubts that wrapped my mind but it would only put you off and everyone approaches things differently, for you to experience it take it on yourself!

 

May 30th 2010

One week to go! Before the Appalachian Trial presents itself, now I’ve been going over everything I can think of insuring I’m prepared and well equipped to tackle this stretch of wilderness hoping to get glimpses of the wildlife that’s inhabit its surroundings, foods prepared and travel… all that’s needed now is clothing, I’ve mentioned before I like mixing my brands, now it’s important to consider the weather or situations you might not expect so I always bring and extensive range of clothing; comfy and thick Craghoppers jackets and trousers to Regatta Body warmers bearing in mind that on long hikes it could get extremely warm so improvising is what works for me.

It’s always important to look after your feet since you’ll be using them constantly and for long period of hours, Especially with me since my feet blister badly and have me fumbling clumsily everywhere, I always use thick socks and it’s a good idea to wear you Hiking boots down a few week before you start walking, i.e. walk around in them at home so your boots shape to your feet.

I get alot from Regatta because they have a great range of thick and Thermal socks to choose from as well as hiking boots, it’s always important to bring waterproof clothing as nature can’t be trusted or predicted and often tends to shower you when things get hard and you curse it quietly.

Preparing yourself mentally and physically will also help you overcome any obstacles that present itself, put some bricks or heavy items into your backpack and keep it on at home for an hour or so getting you used to the weight before you embark (don’t worry you won’t look weird).

Gelert Backpacks and Vango Backpacks I find are perfectly adequate for the job, durable and strong with many pouches for accessories and food, perfect for those long hikes.

Always remember to do anything to keep your morale high, whether it’s a warm fire or nice memory, some food or just simply telling yourself you won’t fail and that nothing beats you.

These small pieces of advice won’t help the veterans amongst us climbers, but for those starting new they can help.

So time to get my clothing arranged and sorted, I’m rested and ready for another outdoor adventure.

Adventure Scott
All Equipment and Clothing were supplied by Winfields Megastore

 

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Coleman Avior X3 Backpacking Tent

Coleman Avior X3 Backpacking Tent (2010)

This 3 person tent will suit the most demanding backpackers.  
Sleeps : 3

Featuring reflective trims along zipper cuffs and guyropes, you will easily spot it at night. Its 2 doors and 2 way compression carry bag brings extra benefits to this already practical and stylish tent. Also features an integrated groundsheet that can be zipped on and off.

Fabric / Material : Polyester breathable and no-see-um mesh

Flysheet : Polyester ripstop, 4000 mm PU coated, taped seams, UV Pro

Groundsheet : Nylon, PU coated 5 000 mm taped seams

Poles : Aluminium 7001-T6

Packed Size : 37 x 16.5 cm 2 way compression with V-shape

Weight : 2.95 kg

Height :110 cm

RRP £139.99

£109.99

 

To view this product on the Winfields website you can click on the image above, alternatively you can use the links provided below.

http://www.winfieldsmegastore.com/coleman-avior-x3-backpacking-tent-[2010]-p-203339-c-grey%2Fgreen.html

http://www.winfieldsmegastore.com/

Gelert Horizon 6 Person Tent (2010)

Gelert Horizon 6 Person Tent (2010)

 The Horizon range is ideal for the family. The integrated, sewn in groundsheet aids pitching as well as reducing unwanted drafts. The complete flexibility of the door & bedroom combinations available with this range, gives the user a wide variety of layouts to suit every occasion.

 Features

  • Reinforced welded groundsheets for maximum floor protection
  • Mesh panels on the 2 side doors for added ventilation
  • Fully sewn in groundsheet prevents unwanted drafts or bugs
  • Water repellent zips
  • Electric cable zip access point
  • Excellent living area space & head height
  • Hanging storage pockets
  • 2 side & 1 end door entrance options
  • 2 living area windows
  • Bright guylines for extra visibility
  • Pre-attached guylines aid pitching

Available in blue (Riviera) and beige (chestnut)

RRP £349.99

£199.99

 

To view this product further on the Winfields website you can click on the image above to be taken to it, alternatively you can use the links provided below.

http://www.winfieldsmegastore.com/gelert-horizon-6-person-tent-[2010]-p-ten282-c-riviera.html

http://www.winfieldsmegastore.com/

 

Sunncamp Shadow 8 Man Tent

 

The popular Shadow 800 tent from Sunncamp features three seperate bedroom inner tents, a fully sewn in groundsheet and now comes with a door porch cover too!

Features:

  • Front Canopy Door with picture window and internal curtain
  • Rear ‘D’ door
  • Three separate bedrooms 4+2+2
  • Removable divider Curtain to four berth inner
  • Two side zipped vents to living area
  • Cable entry point
  • Cable tidy
  • ‘O’ ring hanging point to living area and all bedrooms
  • Two position removable organiser in living area
  • Double seamed zips on doors
  • Ventilation panels to bedroom doors
  • Zipped rear vents to bedroom areas
  • Storage pockets to all bedrooms
  • Canopy poles included
  • Additional valance/mudwall for extra protection
  • Side Sun Canopy extension available

Sleeps : 8 Fabric Inner : Breathable Polyester Groundsheet : Sewn into flysheet Hydrostatic Head : 2000mm Pitching Method : Flysheet first Poles : Fibreglass Weight : 28kg Height : 220cm 

The popular Shadow 800 tent from Sunncamp features three seperate bedroom inner tents, a fully sewn in groundsheet and now comes with a door porch cover too!

Features:

  • Front Canopy Door with picture window and internal curtain
  • Rear ‘D’ door
  • Three separate bedrooms 4+2+2
  • Removable divider Curtain to four berth inner
  • Two side zipped vents to living area
  • Cable entry point
  • Cable tidy
  • ‘O’ ring hanging point to living area and all bedrooms
  • Two position removable organiser in living area
  • Double seamed zips on doors
  • Ventilation panels to bedroom doors
  • Zipped rear vents to bedroom areas
  • Storage pockets to all bedrooms
  • Canopy poles included
  • Additional valance/mudwall for extra protection
  • Side Sun Canopy extension available

Sleeps : 8

Fabric Inner : Breathable Polyester

Groundsheet : Sewn into flysheet

Hydrostatic Head : 2000mm

Pitching Method : Flysheet first

Poles : Fibreglass

Weight : 28kg

Height : 220cm

RRP £336

£249.99

 

To view this product on Winfields you can click on the image of it and you will be taken there. Alternatively you can use the links provided below.

http://www.winfieldsmegastore.com/sunncamp-shadow-800-8-man-tent-[2010]-p-sf1188-c-blue.html

http://www.winfieldsmegastore.com/

 

Childrens Outdoor Footwear

At Winfields we have a selection of boys & girls outdoor footwear and walking boots. Featuring brands such as Berghaus, Regatta and Hi-tec.

Hi-tec Gemini Sport 200 Junior Boots.

Featuring a waterproof textile/mesh upper, a seam sealed waterproof construction, 200g of thinsulate insulation and a faux fur collar and lining.

£32.99 

Berghaus Raid Junior Walking Boots.

Lightweight, waterproof walking boots ideal for low level path & trail walking (or just general playing out!). The suede and textile uppers offer comfort, durability and maximum breathability. The use of Vibram sole technology provided traction and further durability, whilst the reflective tape offers visibility in poor conditions. Also features a waterproof lining.

Also available for boys.

£49.99

 

Hi-tec Renegade Trail WP Junior Walking Boots.

Featuring a waterproof, seam-sealed suede leather & nylon upper and a moisture wicking lining. Abrasion resistant toe bumpers, rustproof brass hardware, a soft padded collar, a full length EVA sockliner, a compression moulded EVA midsole and a durable carbon rubber hiking sole.

£29.99

 

To view any of these products you can click on the images to be taken to them on the Winfields website, alternatively you can use the links provided below.

http://www.winfieldsmegastore.com/l1-footwear-l2-boys.html

http://www.winfieldsmegastore.com/l1-footwear-l2-girls.html

http://www.winfieldsmegastore.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trespass Burlin Ski Helmet

The Trespass Burlin Ski Helmet

Despite the low price, the Burlin Ski Helmet is a top performing snow sport helmet from Trespass.

Features a high density ABS lightweight shell, EPS core foam, quick release buckles, adjustable venting, goggle retainer and removable ear pads. It has a precision/adjustable fit and meets safety standards upto CE EN1077

Not only is it built to keep you safe and protect you, it also looks stylish too!

It is available in black or silver.

RRP £30

£16.99

 

To view this product, you can click on the image to be taken to it on the Winfields website, alternatively you can use the links provided below.

http://www.winfieldsmegastore.com/trespass-burlin-ski-helmet-p-burlin-c-black.html

http://www.winfieldsmegastore.com/

Mens Dare 2b Outerspace Ski Pants

Mens Dare 2b Outerspace Ski Pants.

Waterproof Ared 5,000 fabric with high levels of breathability, warm touch lining to upper legs and integral snow gaiters.

Features:
  • Waterproof and breathable Ared 5000 polyamide flat twill fabric
  • Taped seams
  • Water repellent finish
  • Warm touch lining to upper legs
  • Multi pocketed including zipped pockets
  • Integral snow gaiters

RRP £65

£39.99

 

To view these ski pants you can click on the image above, or alternatively you can use the links provided below.

http://www.winfieldsmegastore.com/dare-2b-outerspace-mens-ski-pants-p-dmw010-c-raven.html

http://www.winfieldsmegastore.com/

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