Goodbye innov_ex hello OutdoorGearCoach

Posted: April 8, 2014

Leaving innov_ex and my businesses behind and starting OutdoorGearCoach

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Outdoor Gear Coach 2 years on.

Posted: October 7, 2015

Two years ago today Mike went for a climb. During that climb he came up with the idea of calling our new business Outdoor Gear Coach and this story is told in his blog. I remember vividly getting an excited email that evening and realising we were moving forward on a completely new journey, to develop e-training materials for the outdoor industry.

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Why is 29 May important?

Posted: May 30, 2016

I had almost forgotten the significance of 29th May this year, until I read a post on Rohantime reminding me that 63 years ago Edmund Hillary and Norgay Tenzing became the first people to climb Mount Everest.

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Garment training

Garment training

Posted: April 12, 2018

After over 3 years of research and writing in collaboration with Chuck Kukla (our USA editor) and Chris Townsend ( renowned TGO – gear tester) we are nearing completion of part 1.

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Training Workshop

Training Workshop

Posted: April 30, 2018

What makes a good training workshop? It should be engaging, interactive with useful take home and deliver what it says on the can. Could we apply our decade of experience of running innovation workshops for students and businesses at Lancaster University to Keeping Dry and Staying Warm?

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