Margaret, the lady in charge of the PHD sewing room, has been with us since the very beginning. So if you’ve ever had anything to do with PHD gear, chances are you’ve had something to do with Margaret! Now she’s retiring, we hope you’ll all join us in saying goodbye and good luck.
Age is just a number
When Roger Cook set out for Cho Oyu – the worlds 6th highest mountain – a PHD Double Suit and Sleep System went with him: gear for every occasion without having to take different gear for every occasion. It’s all about the layers!
The achievement of a lifetime…and then again the following day!
Having reached the summit of an 8000m peak, it’s not unheard of to want to do another. However, after climbing one, heading straight to the top of a second one the following day is rather more unusual!
Horia Colibășanu and Peter Hámor’s Hornbein Couloir Attempt
Given his impressive track record of oxygen-free ascents in the Himalayas, when Horia Colibăşanu contacted us about kit, we were intrigued as to what he was up to! He didn’t tell us exactly what he was intending, but this is what we found out…
PHD Custom Sizing
Some people are size Medium, some are Large. But many are neither, and many are both! We’ve made custom size gear for years, by request, but now it’s started to make its way onto our main website.
Lightweight warmth where it really matters
When Carl Alvey came back from guiding a 57-day ski expedition to the South Pole, he very kindly got in touch to tell us about the equipment he took with him.
Alex Pancoe on Vinson
Although he’d spent a lot of time in the mountains skiing, it never occurred to Alex Pancoe to actually climb one until a trip to Africa inspired him to try Kilimanjaro. Thinking he’d bitten off more than he could chew, he trained as hard as he could and surprised himself by taking it in his stride…and so decided to climb more.
A tale of two Wafers
We’ve heard from a couple of folks who’ve been off on very different trips, but both using our Wafer clothing, so we thought we’d let you know what they had to say about it.
So light it’s just not fair!
160km – 100 miles, if you prefer – in under a week is quite an undertaking. Even more so when you do it at altitude. Even more so when you consider that the height gain is upwards of 28,000m. So, it’s not really surprising that competitors in the Everest Trail Race like to keep the weight in their bags to a minimum!
First ascents in Kyrgyzstan’s Djenghi-Djer
We were approached, a little while ago, by a chap called Will Rowland, who wanted to talk about sleeping bags. Nothing too unusual in that: as you might imagine, people ask us about sleeping bags pretty much every day! This stuck in our minds though, thanks to an old family connection.