Javed Bhatti completes a Pennine Way Double – Ultra runner of Lichfield Running club, Javed Bhatti has completed a back to back run of the Pennine Way. Taking part in the Spine Race initially running the national trail northwards Javed then turned around and did it all again in reverse, raising over £4000 for Moutain Rescue in the process. It is believed that he is the first to complete the 862km feat in winter conditions, and all in the space of 15 days! Massive well done, and alot of respect to you Javed!
Berghaus’ Extrem Pro 8000 Jacket wins the Gold ISPO Award – part of the revamped and relaunched ‘Extrem’ range from Berghaus, the Extrem Pro 8000 jacket has been very well received at the Industry awards in Munich and seems to be at the forefront of outdoor garment design and technology. Featuring a new ‘Xpanse’ concept, this jacket is the end product of two years hard work from the Berghaus design and development team. A Berghaus spokesperson has said, “the new Berghaus Xpanse concept, [is] designed to provide the ultimate level of adjustable apparel technology for mountaineering.”
Glencoe Mountain Rescue Lose Member In Tragic Fall – Devasting news came after the two climbers that fell when climbing Stob Coire nam Beith were identified as Simon Davidson and Joe Smith (of Glencoe Mountain Rescue). It was said that the two had fallen considerable distance, having been found by other climbers who raised the alarm at around 4.25pm on Saturday 16th January. A challenging recovery by the Glencoe Mountain Rescue team was launched, after which , John Grieve (of the team) said, “It has always been something I’ve dread – carrying one of our own off the hill.”
Team Leader, Andy Nelson also said, “The guys were roped together, so it is possible they were still on the climb but they have clearly fallen some distance. My information is that they have been killed instantly by the fall. They had all the relevant equipment and there is nothing to suggest that they were ill-equipped or inexperienced.”
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the two men, and with the Glencoe Mountain Rescue team.