On the Road Again (The Canned Heat version, not the Willie Nelson one)

I watched the sun rise over the Southern Uplands as I headed South, and an awful lot of being indoors later I watched the sun set from Kirkstone Pass.
I enjoyed the best of the Lakes as I drove through all the nice places between appointements, but I’m not complaining, it was a good day with nice folks and sunshine.

I spent the morning in Montane’s secret bunker having a look at this coming and next season’s gear.  I’ve got some photies an’ that, including a sneaky exclusive, and there’s some test kit here and on its way.
This was after breakfast in Ambleside, the day was punctuated by food and cuppas with frightening regularity, there was no hardship involved here.
Next up was the official launch of the new Haglöfs UK headquarters in Staveley. This was still a geararama, but it was all about the people and their plans, and some meeting and greeting too.
One interesting moment was a brief discussion about “lightweight” in a couple of familiar magazines between myself and Cameron McNeish…
I squeezed in some shops and then it was off to Castle OMM to re-aquaint two old villains and see what’s in store for winter.

I shall write more of all this stuff imminently, but I got in at 0200 this morn ing and have a rucksack to pack.
And a cuppa to drink.

4 thoughts on “On the Road Again (The Canned Heat version, not the Willie Nelson one)”

  1. Haglofs aren’t planning a discount shop in Staveley are they by any chance as one of my fave walks near their is the Kentmere horseshoe. Here’s hoping

  2. I’m looking forward to some of the OMM stuf as you know….Where you off to? Im gonna pack mine as soon as Ive had a wee seat and a cuppa.

    I’m considering options around Tyndrum.

    Pssst tell em to make those icebug OMM shoes to fit me!

  3. Moggy, there’s some good Montane in the works. There’s an orange thing, that I’ve got an exclusive photie of, that had me grinning from ear to ear!

    Coops, discount Haglofs, now there’s a thought!

    BBF, OMM is looking very good as well. The OMM shoes have a different, UK specific last. So folks who have issues with the high volume of most Icebugs will have a better chance of getting these to fit. It’s called the “OMM Spirit” by the way.

    The thing is all the new kit I saw in the week is all completely different, different ethos, designers, fabrics, sensibilities or whatever, it means that we have got a huge amount of choice on ostensibly similar items, which is just brilliant.

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