I have always been a big fan of La Sportiva. My first pair of climbing shoes was coincidentally a pair of Cobra, just because my favourite colour then was orange. I didn’t know about performance, fitting, function or any other considerations for buying climbing shoes. As long as my toes are squashed and are as … Continue reading Tech Tips 6: Choosing your “perfect” climbing shoes
5 years ago, I left the services with a degenerative disc on my L4/L5. For those who do not know what it means, the simple run down is I have a perpetual backache whenever I carry loads, high impacts, long hard descents and hanging in the harness for too long. Being the stubborn me, refusing … Continue reading Tech Tips 5: Cleaning & Maintenance for Arc’teryx Altra 65 Load Transfer Disc
Here's a quick video to share how to use the Backcountry cuisine flameless heater pack if you forgot your stove! Easy to use and lightweight, you will appreciate some last minute hot meals in a pouch!
After a big winter and spring season, our jackets took a beating from being in dirt, rain and rocks. Apart from the funky smell the jacket is developing, it is also looking dirtier. So I have decided to wash it! The common argument for GORE TEX Garment is can we wash it? The answer is Yes of … Continue reading Tech Tips 3: Cleaning a GORE TEX Jacket
ABD or the Assisted Braking Device has been the most used acronym in the last 2 weeks in Singapore climbing community. Before this I have never seen so much interest being paid to a belaying device after all its just for belaying right? For those readers who have no idea what the issue is … Continue reading Gear review – Mad Rock Life Guard
I have owned several helmets in my short 10 years of climbing career and I remember when I started off climbing in the gym or the outdoors, I would tease people who used helmet while climbing in a sports climbing area. With the young and ignorant mind thinking that its uncool, reduced performance and there … Continue reading Singing Rock, Penta
It's exactly 3 months down our Europe trip, how time flies indeed! From Dolomiti in Italy, Gorge du Verdon and Annot in France and even right down south to El Chorro in Spain, we are now in the beautiful setting of Chulilla (a little village less than an hour drive from the Spanish eastern coast … Continue reading Gear Review by Kelly: Arc’teryx Rho AR Zip Neck & Gamma Rock Pant
Its time of the year when people go shopping for their next piece of clothing for either a family holiday, hiking trip or just a climbing holiday in a winter destination. Kelly and I have been traveling for the last 5 months mainly for climbing and guiding but hiking, camping and just staying outdoors is … Continue reading Winter is coming.. are we ready?
Hello Everyone! Thanks for checking out this space! For those who attended our photo-sharing session on our Yosemite & Taiwan Trip, thank you very much for coming! It's been great to see everyone before we left for Europe. The session was held at Arc'teryx Singapore's new store along Waterloo Street, just a street away from … Continue reading Arc’teryx store in Singapore!
Welcome back to Singapore! We just returned home from a 10-day climbing trip to Long Dong, Taiwan. It’s my second trip to Long Dong (and Taiwan) since December 2010. Qx was expecting three groups who will come and go pretty much back-to-back during our entire stay. The first (Naldo & Fenny) and third groups (Melissa, … Continue reading Gear Review by Kelly: Arc’teryx Alpha SL Hybrid Jacket in Long Dong, Taiwan