Earthquake Rocks Everest Region of Nepal by Reuben Tabner

Former LD Mountain Centre team member is currently at Everest Base Camp he has shared some thoughts and pictures from the drama of the last few days with us, we are glad to hear Reuben and Katie are alright and our thoughts are with all who have been affected by this disaster. This is a brief update following Saturday’s earthquake to let everyone know that both Katie and myself are safe and well in Pheriche, if a little tired and shaken. The last 48 hours have been non-stop, with very... Read More

A Kyrgyzstan Snowboarding Adventure

      I’ve been involved with LD mountain centre for a number of years now and they’re  a great bunch of guys and girls who genuinely know about and use the kit they sell.  After returning from an epic (last minute) trip to the Tien Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan with the 40 tribes crew a little over a week ago, we thought you may appreciate some kit info on touring in Central Asia so here goes. It’s one of the best experiences I’ve had and involved meeting some great... Read More

More snowboard set up

Fiddling with straps and high backs All snowboard bindings are designed to adjust so your boot and binding interface is the best fit it can be.  When you’ve got your new set up it worth spending a bit of time tweaking and fiddling before you head out on the hill for the first time. Before you put your bindings on the board pop your boot into the binding, firstly we are going to look a heel  and toe overhang,  make sure the heel and toe are not hanging over the... Read More

Stay Safe in the Deeps and Steeps

        With increased numbers of skiers and snowboarders heading to the slopes each year, more and more of us are heading off the beaten track and venturing in to the sidecountry, slackcountry or backcountry. As we search for fresh snow, solitude and testing lines the risk of course increases. Without wanting to cause undue panic, the fact remains that 150 plus people are killed in avalanches each year so we really need to think about limiting the risks for ourselves, our group and to others. Like most... Read More

Everest News

Friday’s avalanche beneath the Khumbu icefall on Everest took the lives of 16 Sherpa guides who were working on the mountain in preparation for the climbing season. Reports coming out of the region have been brief and less than reliable but it has become clear that the incident has thrown the Sherpa community and the mountaineering industry in Nepal into turmoil. Following the threat of a boycott of the climbing season by the Sherpa guides, the Nepalese government has reached a compromise on a number of the Sherpas’ demands which... Read More