London Hikers is a London-based group of outdoors enthusiasts, organising activities from hiking to mountaineering, horse riding, biking, paddling. The group also fosters nature conservation and training courses around the outdoors disciplines
In the aftermath of the Nepal’s blackest Saturday, many tales will be told; many selfies posted. Yet, whilst the tabloids work themselves into a breathless frenzy with tales of heroic mountaineers trapped high on Everest, there are other stories to tell.
Following on from the discovery earlier in the year of dangerous imitation crampons, gear manufacturers have since discovered and publicised further examples of imitation and counterfeit products. How can you avoid the fakes, and what should you do if you end up buying one?