LD Mountain Centre Blog

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Jon’s Squash and Mushroom Cous Cous Risotto

  If you read our previous blog post regarding the upcoming article in The Great Outdoors magazine about LD Mountain Centre you will remember that Jon treated David Lintern and myself to a great lunch at Haughtongreen Bothy during our walk along the Roman Wall and Wark Forest. So here’s Jon’s recipe. Ingredients 350g Shiitakes ( brown cap will do) 2 small red onions A bunch of thyme 400g of diced squash 200g giant cous cous 4 cloves of garlic 150g blue cheese 1.5 litre veg stock Salt & Pepper... Read More

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TGO Come For A Visit

After what felt like weeks of cloud and fog the day of our arranged visit from The Great Outdoors magazine arrived cloudy and foggy. However as we drove to our rendezvous at Steel Rigg on the Roman Wall the fog started to lift and the sky lightened, giving some encouragement that we may be able to see more than 10 metres. Looking SE from Steel Rigg Car Park TGO wanted to do a piece on LD Mountain Centre as an independent outdoor retailer which this year happens to be our... Read More

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COLMAR has arrived at LD Mountain Centre

The iconic Italian brand Colmar is making its first appearance at LD Mountan Centre this winter season with its race pedigree and Italian fashion flare. With a long history going back 90 years, when Mario Colombo started the company, Colmar has changed and developed with the times. The Classic 70’s Colmar Race Look With a blend of stylish design and functional features Colmar Ski Wear is a high performance brand that also looks great on the slopes and looks even better around resort with styles like the Women’s Calgary Down... Read More

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Well Done Sophie!

Three countries, over 3000km, on foot and on her own!     Sophie Rooney, an LD Mountain Centre sponsored athlete, has just completed this marathon trek from Nordkapp at the very northern tip of Norway to the Danish / German border at Flensburg raising money fro the following charities; The Thomas Theyer Foundation – www.thomastheyerfoundation.org.uk Mountain Rescue England and Wales – www.mountainrescue.org.uk The Stroke Association – www.stroke.org.uk       The Sofie’s adventure started in Nordkapp in the very north of Norway. Within a few weeks though, Sophie became unwell and... Read More

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A Welcome Return for Volkl at LD

Winter season 2016 / 2017 sees the welcome return of Volkl skis here at LD Mountain Centre with a great range of old favourites, such as the Mantra with its new geometry and rocker profile, and also the latest offerings including the RMT 84 UVO.   The Volkl Mantra   Involved in the design and manufacture of skis since the 1920’s Volkl is clear proof that top quality German engineering isn’t confined to cars.   The Volkl RTM 84 UVO So whether you are looking for a high performance piste... Read More

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Bike Packing around the North York Moors

A couple of weeks ago our illustrious leader (shop manager) Neil was allowed some time off and headed away for a three day bike packing trip around the North York Moors here’s what he got up to. Day 1 Rosedale Abbey to Sleights  40km (45km with detour) Day one got off to a good start with sunshine and a bit of cloud but thankfully no rain. Most of the day was moorland single track & faster bridleways with the end of the day finished off with a big 20-25% hill, nice!!! One... Read More

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A Big Thank You!

The first weekend in October saw us hosting a huge 50% off stock clearance sale here at LD Mountain Centre with the event advertised via local media and of course our mailing list, always a good way to find out about our latest offers in-store and on the website. Keen Customers Queuing at 7.45am We would just like to say a big THAnK YOU to everyone who came along, regular customers and first time visitors who made the event such a great success and we hope you enjoy the bargains... Read More

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Padda Crag (A Hidden Gem)

Like many of the more remote Northumberland crags, Padda Crag doesn’t get a great deal of climbing traffic these days but if you fancy a quiet few hours in a stunning location with some short but cracking routes it might be worth seeking it out, which is exactly what Rich did last weekend. Padda Crag Northumberland This sandstone crag it tucked away along narrow roads and tracks north of the village of Gilsland and consists of a series of short walls with routes in all grades. Rich parked near Churnsike... Read More

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A Sneaky Seven (The South Glen Shiel Ridge)

There aren’t many areas in Scotland where you can pick up seven Munros and a great lightweight camp on a high ridge in 24 hours but last week John and a couple of friends managed to find the weather and the motivation to give it a go. Parking at the free car park opposite the Cluanie Hotel, a good place for a post walk pint and food, the lads headed up onto the east end of the ridge and knocked off the first two Munros before camping on the bealach... Read More

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Arbor is back

  Arbor is back at the LD Mountain Centre for winter 2015/16 and we are super stoked to have these beautiful handcraft snowboards back in store…   Since the outset in 1995 Arbor have been on a mission to produce the highest quality handmade snowboard on the market, and by using suitable materials stay true to arbor commitment to help the planet along the way…   Why not check out more of arbor story and keep an eye out for the arbor range going live on our website very soon.... Read More