Monthly Archives: February 2011

Just to redress the balance !

My mate Dave just sent me this pic from the good old days !

Guess the year and or location and I will send you a worn damp Helly Hansen thermal top that has not been washed since then  !

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Keen Hood River Boot

Keen Hood River Boot

I got these boots for the coast to coast last year and have worn them a lot !

The neoprene does what neoprene should and keeps your feet warm when it need’s to and the big characteristic Keen toe bumper does the job of protecting both the softer outer material and the foot that’s in it !

The 3 point double adjustment system allows you to custom fit the shoe to your foot and more importantly to what you are wearing the shoe over, to stop that embarrassing one shoe walk of shame after a sound thrashing on the river or surf.

The Aqua Stop sole may look a bit precarious but in actual fact offers good traction on many surfaces and not surprisingly is particularly good on wet rock and even ice !

The drainage mesh vents stop squelchy build up of water meaning it stays lighter and warmer.

The inside gives support to the foot and the sole is thick enough to stop riverbank stone hurting your feet.

At £59 retail they are not the cheapest, but hey buy cheap buy twice !

limited stocks are still available from Brookbank in Perth at a discount price of £47.99.

Or if you want to be up there and trendy go for the new kid on the block.

The new Keen Gorge Boot !

What can we say, slightly higher for more protection whilst scrambling around the river bank and  slightly more aggressive sole will come in handy in muddy environments.

More importantly you can’t go wrong with green and orange as a mix of colours.

These are also available at the moment from Brookbank for £69.99.

Both offer big shoe protection but still have the ability to fit down inside boats easily and comfortably which is always a bonous !

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Its going to get a bit watery !

We are off on a tangent in the next few posts  !

It’s all going to get a bit H20 orientated.

All you land lubbers stick in there as all is not lost as I will be on  the hill as well due to us running a Basic Expedition Leaders course at work as well.

Meanwhile if you are looking for a great snowy cold hill day, this weekend is it as I will be sitting in  raft on the mighty River Tay training the Dunolly Staff.

Stay warm kids !

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Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to the  inspirational man who was Ernest Shackleton.

A truly amazing leader, explorer and survivor.

Nough said !

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