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  1. Careful Preparation Encouraged To Enjoy Walking In Snowdonia

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    Walkers in Snowdonia are being encouraged by the MountainSafe Partnership to take advantage of the large number of walking trails as an alternative to the summits. However, with the unsettled weather, preparation is essential.

    Mair Huws, Head of Wardens and Access at Snowdonia National Park Authority explains, “Walking on mountains can be very difficult if the weather’s hot, especially when you can’t shelter from the sun. Also, taking tired young children to a mountain summit isn’t fun and it can result in children having very negative attitudes towards walking for the rest of their lives! Please remember that you don’t have to venture to the high summits to enjoy the beauty of Snowdonia. What about taking one of the lowland routes or some of the forest trails – Coed y Brenin near Dolgellau or the Fisherman’s Path near Beddgelert or the Aber Falls path near Abergwyngregyn?”

    There are plenty of suggestions for family walks on the Snowdonia National Park website, www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/visiting/walking/family-walks

    Once you decide where you’re going, remember that you need to prepare for your journey to be safe, even in summer:

    • Prepare beforehand – take a map, compass and make sure that you take plenty of water
    • Dress suitably – sun hat, sun cream, waterproofs and thermal baelayers – just in case!
    • Weather – take a look at the Met Office’s forecast for Snowdonia and don’t be afraid to cancel your walk if conditions are unsuitable
    • Respect the mountain and local communities, follow the Countryside Code and remember to take rubbish home.

  2. 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 .

     

  3. Good Clothing Advice For Spring Walks

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    Despite the benign appearance of many British landscapes, it pays to be well-prepared for fast-changing weather conditions when out for a day’s walk.

    Baselayers are the foundation of comfortable outdoor clothing. 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 extra insulation that turns a chilly day out into a cosy adventure. For general use, down the pub or at work, they are versatile, smart and hard wearing.

    Softshell has really come of age and is no longer seen as an ‘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.

    Headgear rounds off dressing sensibly outdoors – 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 ideal 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.

  4. White Cliffs Of Wight Beckon This May

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    Adventure holiday expert Exodus is sponsoring the Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2013 – the largest walking festival of its kind in Europe. It will take place across three weekends between 4 and 19 May 2013, featuring over 200 guided walks across the stunning Isle of Wight countryside.

    Now in its fifteenth year, the festival will offer a full range of walking routes to suit all abilities, from leisurely ambles around the town of Ryde, to an epic twenty-four hour, non-stop journey along all 72 miles of the island’s perimeter. All walks will be led by one of 200 dedicated volunteer guides, each an expert in the area.

    Exodus will be running a number of dedicated walks over the two weekends, from the slow and gentle Tennyson Trail on Saturday 4 May, which will follow in the footsteps of the famous poet, to the challenging Charybdis Passage held on Saturday 11 May. While the dedicated Isle of Wight Walking Festival guides will lead these walks, members of the Exodus team will be taking part and providing fun motivational treats along the way.

    As well as getting their walking boots muddy, the Exodus team will be hosting their own special presentation evening event, led by Exodus director Jim Eite for the festival’s walkers to explore their range of overseas walking holidays.

    Jim Eite, product director of Exodus Travels, says “We are thrilled to take part in this fantastic event. Though we have been taking walking holidays across the globe from Oman to Argentina for over 38 years, this festival is a great opportunity for people to discover the wonders of walking right here in the UK, as well as celebrating our new series of UK walking weekends that we’re launching this year.

    To celebrate their involvement, Exodus is also running a competition to win a walking holiday for two to the Amalfi Coast of Italy. The lucky winner of this walking holiday will be announced at the Isle of Wight Autumn Walking Weekend between 25 and 28 October 2013.

    More details and a full programme of walks can be found the Isle of Wight Walking Festival website at www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk.

    Whether you’re looking to enjoy a gentle ramble or a tough trekking holiday in the Greater Ranges, you’ll find what you need to make the most of your time in the Sub Zero Store’s product index with all walkers’ and trekkers’ needs from toasty thermal baselayers to mugs, flasks and first aid kits.

     

  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.

     

     

     

     

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