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  1. Charity Fund Raising Mud Run Challenge

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    Runners and outdoor pursuits’ enthusiasts are being encouraged to take part in a fun, yet gruelling, challenge this autumn to help raise vital funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. The Shropshire Mud Run Series, organised by outdoor activities company Ultimate Fitness Experience, is a 10K challenge which takes participants through ditches, caves and trails and, of course, plenty of mud!

    The team at Ultimate Fitness Experience is planning two events to help raise money for the charity. The Follies Mud Run at Hawkstone Park in Shrewsbury takes place on Saturday 28th September 2013, while the Marshbrook Mud Run at Church Stretton is being held on Saturday 30th November 2013.

    Fitness coach Tom Meehan said, “We’re aiming to attract over 250 entrants to each of the mud runs, and we’re encouraging people taking part to raise sponsorship money for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. In addition, proceeds from the car parking at each event will be donated to the charity.”

    Maria Jones, Shropshire fundraising manager, for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, adds: “The Shropshire Mud Run Series sounds like great fun and will be an excellent way help boost funds for our service. At Midlands Air Ambulance we don’t just attend missions where patients require urgent medical treatment, we also airlift people who have had accidents in remote areas where land ambulances just can’t get to the scene, so support of the mud runs from keen runners and outdoor enthusiasts will really assist our fundraising total.”

    You can kit yourself out from head toe with Sub Zero – hats, gloves, socks, baselayers and a great warm jacket to cheer you up at the finish.

    Entrance for each run will cost £26 and if you would like to find out more about the Shropshire Mud Run Series, visit www.shropshiremudrun.com. For more information about Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, contact the team on 0800 8 40 20 40, alternatively visit www.midlandsairambulance.com .

     

  2. Fort William Mountain Festival 2013

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    The full programme for the 2013 Fort William Mountain Festival has an impressive and diverse line up of inspirational speakers made up of top climbers, mountaineers and extreme sports men and women, together with adventure film screenings and mountain workshops. This year’s festival will be staged in and around the bustling Highland town of Fort William, in the heart of Lochaber, The Outdoor Capital of the UK, from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February 2013.

    This year’s programme celebrates mountain culture in all its forms and promotes the mountains as an attractive, accessible and above all enjoyable place to be. It caters for a wide spectrum of enthusiasts from armchair adventurers to climbers and mountaineers to mountain bikers and budding wildlife photographers.”

    There will also be plenty of opportunity for both novices and experts to hone their mountain skills through a series of workshops in avalanche awareness, winter walking and winter climbing with Abacus Mountaineering; there is a one-off Climbing Technique Master Class with local climber Dave MacLeod.  There will be mountain photography workshops with Nevispix and a two day outdoor emergency first aid course at the Snowgoose Mountain Centre. Indoor climbing and ice climbing skills workshops will also be on offer at Kinlochleven’s Ice Factor Indoor Climbing Centre. There is even a Gaelic language workshop aimed at climbers, mountaineers and hillwalkers at the West Highland College, UHI, entitled ‘Understanding our mountains through the Gaelic language’.

    With the way the 2013 winter has developed, visitors will need to ensure they’re dressed to cope with demanding weather conditions as well as having the right equipment and skills to make the most of this outstanding area. Base and mid  layer thermal underwear are the foundation of dressing comfortably for the winter hills, topped off with insulating layers – fleece, synthetic fill and down – under an outer shell that is, at least, windproof plus a hat and gloves. All winter hill walkers should carry extra clothing, food and a torch, of course, as well as an ice axe, crampons and navigation – plus know how tom use them!

    To find out more and to buy festival tickets go to – www.mountainfestival.co.uk/

     

     

     

  3. Extremities Storm Gore-Tex Gloves And Mittens Now In Stock

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    Extremities Storm Gore-Tex Gloves And Mittens by Terra Nova combines quality, performance and design at an affordable price. Utilising the best in high tech fabrics, these gloves and mitts contain GORE-TEX® waterproof lining technology, keeping out water whilst allowing the hands to breath. The PVC palm provides a firm grip, whilst the drawcord cuff prevents the snow and rain from getting inside the mitt. The elasticated wrist keeps the gloves and mittens in place and also further protects from drafts getting in. The soft brushed liner offers a comfortable feel making this glove an all-rounder for general winter use, walking, hiking or skiing.

     

  4. Saving Lives With Last Minute Christmas Shopping At Sub Zero Store

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    Are you stuck for ideas for stocking fillers or what to get your loved ones for Christmas? If so, Snowdonia’s Mountainsafe initiative has come up with its ‘Top 5 Christmas Gifts’, which, used correctly, could save lives.

     

    Mountainsafe’s Top 5 Gifts are:

    1.    Torch and batteries: Rescue teams are often called to assist casualties who have miscalculated the duration of their walk and are caught out by the shortness of daylight. Carrying a torch is essential because the days are at their shortest over the Christmas period.

    2.    Hat: It is recognised that over 20% of body heat is lost through the head, therefore, as the weather becomes colder, a warm hat should be an essential item.

    3.    Gloves: the main function of cold weather gloves is to keep the hands warm and dry. Dexterity should be a consideration, along with keeping hands warm for several hours at a time.

    4.    Walking Poles: Using a pair of walking poles eases the strain on the knees particularly when walking down a mountain. However, using poles when walking over snow and in particular icy patches on well trodden paths, can prove useful in avoiding slips and tumbles and any potential injuries.

    5.    Winter skills courses: An ice axe and crampons are also essential pieces of equipment for those venturing to areas covered in snow. More important, however, is knowing how to use them safely. There are many professional instructors and outdoor centres based in Snowdonia who can provide excellent instruction in their use.

     

    On behalf of Mountainsafe, Llanberis Rescue Team Chairman, John Grisdale said, “It’s important to respect the mountains whatever the season. However, winter can be less forgiving, and as all hill sheep farmers will confirm, conditions in the hills can be arctic and change rapidly. Those venturing on the mountains should be adequately shod and clothed for the prevailing conditions and checking the weather forecast for the day is always a wise decision. In addition, those venturing to the high snow clad summits should possess winter equipment such as ice axe and crampons and know how to use them. These high excursions can be very demanding and only the experienced should venture on to steep ground covered in snow and ice.”

    Careful planning is always recommended before venturing into the mountains.  Researching the route thoroughly beforehand is highly advised, including finding out what the conditions on the ground are before setting out. It is also important to check the weather forecast. The bilingual Twitter service @eryridiogel in Welsh and @safesnowdonia in English tweet any change in ground conditions, weather information, general advice on walking in the mountains and also highlight good examples of mountaineering. Recently, grid reference markers have been placed on pre-existing stiles and gates in Snowdonia to help temporarily disorientated walkers to pinpoint their position.

    Of course, you’ll need a rucksack to carry the extra kit you’ll need for winter walking including spare clothing. Check out the options available in thermal base layers, mid layers and soft shell clothing as well as safety and survival gear

    Photo caption: Yr Aran and the path from Rhyd-ddu; Copyright - JohnGrisdale

     

  5. Correct Clothes For Autumn Trekking In Nepal

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    Autumn’s post-monsoon season is a great time for exploring Nepal’s iconic trekking trails. Clear skies, big views and challenging days on foot all add up to a great adventure. Whether you’re trekking as part of a group or independently, you’ll want to be comfortable throughout the long, demanding days. With sweat dripping off as you slog up a hillside, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ll never be cold again. A few hours later, you could be wondering if you’ll ever be warm again!

    The trick is to dress in clothing that offers versatility, flexibility and comfort as needed. Sounds like a tall order, but Sub Zero has the answers and options – they won’t break the bank. Cooling baselayers that wick away sweat to leave you feeling comfortable are the answer. Worn on their own, they look smart; worn under a thermal fleece top, they do the same job and help in staying warm as the temperature drops. Gilets are a great option for quick, light, flexible warmth.

    And it drops fast when the sun dips behind the peaks. That’s when you need to pull on some more warmth, such as a down or synthetic jacket. During rest and food breaks, or if the wind gets up as you cross a pass, you can pull on an extra layer so you avoid getting chilled. All the tops are light, pack small and are carried easily in your own daypack.

    That’s important as temperatures and activity levels vary throughout the day. There’s not much point in having such clothing packed away in a duffle bag carried by a porter. You need it to hand in order to keep control of your comfort. As night falls, you’ll appreciate the layers that keep the cold at bay. Slip on a spare thermal baselayer top and leggings for the evening and wash the one you’ve been wearing. It’ll dry quickly and be ready to cope with more days on the trail. Don’t forget hat and gloves. They’re not accessories, they are essentials offering fast and flexible ways to warm up and cool down.

    Items worn on the ‘trek of a lifetime’ can earn an affection that’s quite surprising. What’s not surprising is that the technical fabrics used will earn their keep for years with durability a key factor in design.

  6. Great Ideas For Christmas Presents For Everybody Who Loves Life Outdoors

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    There’s no need to rack your brains for ideas about what to buy family, friends and colleagues this Christmas. Just consider the wide range available at the Sub Zero Store. Here is a great selection to get you started.

    Baselayers are the foundation of comfortable clothing for a wide range of outdoor activities, especially in winter weather. With a variety of styles, weights and materials available, there’s bound to be an option that appeals – and at prices that mean there’s no need to stick at just one! Underwear for women who love the outdoors has been a rather neglected area but we have top options for active women. Plus, we haven’t forgotten about the kids who get their own sizes in thermals to share the fun and stay outdoors longer.

    Midlayers add that extra insulation that turns a chilly day out into a cosy adventure. Of course, you don’t need to wear the tops just for outdoor pursuits. For general use, down the pub or at work, they are versatile, smart and hard wearing. Really comfortable, too!

    Softshell has really come of age and is no longer seen as the new ‘odd’ category. Technical fabrics combined with shrewd design and sound manufacturing result in garments that are versatile and flexible in use in a wide variety of conditions. Windproof, warm and almost waterproof, softshell is a great choice for most days outdoors in Britain – it doesn’t pour with rain all the time, after all!

    Headgear makes for a great Christmas gift – you can’t have too many hats! It’s not just hats, of course, and our neck tubes offer a range of ways to make the most of the benefits of the simple but effective design.

    Cold hands and fingers can ruin an active day out so our thermal, windproof and waterproof gloves are just the ticket for staying comfortable whatever the weather. With head and hands sorted, don’t forget to treat your feet and toes with thermal and waterproof socks.

    With humans taken care of, spare a thought for Man’s best friend and consider one of our practical buys for dogs including a coat or boots and maybe a tough toy.

    Christmas presents are usually complemented by stocking fillers and we’ve lined up some great practical ideas and offers that won’t break the bank from handy pocket-sized items to technical tent pegs.

    If you can’t make up your mind what to buy, then consider one of our gift vouchers in denominations from £10 – £100. The voucher is posted and comes in the form of a certificate with a code that can be redeemed during the checkout process at Sub Zero Store; the voucher can be used on all products at Sub Zero Store and the value will be deducted from the order total.

    These are just a few ideas from the wide range on offer with free UK delivery on all orders over £75.

     

     

     

     

  7. New Thermal Gloves For Winter

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    Keeping Your Hands Warm This Winter

    Here at Sub Zero Store we have just updated our thermal glove range for this coming winter.  New products include Extremities Sticky Thinny Lightweight Thermal Gloves and Extremities Power Fleece Thermal Gloves:

    Extremities Sticky Thinny Lightweight Thermal Gloves

    The gloves are manufactured from Thermalite base fabric which is lightweight and fast drying, as well as offering excellent warmth for its weight. The silicone sticky wave palm adds grip and dexterity as well as increasing durability. These thermal gloves are ideal for active sports such as running and cycling, or as a base layer in colder conditions.

    Extremities Power Fleece Thermal Gloves

    Are manufactured from 100% Polyester fleece with a Polartec Power Stretch cuff for improved fit and comfort.

     

    Stock of all of our gloves have been arriving over the past few weeks and as soon as we have them booked in to stock they will be updated on Sub Zero Store.

     

  8. Free Factor 2 gloves with orders over £100

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    Free factor 2 gloves with orders over £100We are now giving away a free pair of Factor 2 Gloves with every order with a total value (excluding shipping charges)  in excess of £100.

    To take advantage of this offer just add your products to the cart in the normal way. A message will appear at the top of the cart telling you how much more you need to spend to take advantage of the offer. Once the order value reaches £100 the message will change and will allow you to add a free pair of factor 2 gloves.

    You can always rely of Sub Zero for some great offers!

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