All the Gear - and no lack of idea

Release date: 22 November 2011

Conservation Charity launches Gear section on Website
Map and compass - your most important bits of kit?
Map and compass - your most important bits of kit?

In line with its remit to encourage more people to experience the outdoors, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has today launched an extensive new section on its website. The gear section describes the various items of gear that might be needed for a day out in the hills – whether biking, scrambling, climbing or mountaineering, and what to look for when choosing the kit you need.

Outdoor website has been instrumental in helping to put the gear guide together, providing EOCA with a wealth of information from buyers guides on the site. Joint General Manager Tanya Bascombe said, “We are extremely grateful to all the help Jon at has given us, without which we would probably still be putting this guide together this time next year!”. Editor of and media partner of EOCA, Jon Doran added, “We were delighted to be able to help. It is great to see the industry doing concrete positive things out in the wild where it matters. EOCA as an organisation is bringing the outdoor industry together to make a real difference through conservation, and we are proud to be able to support that.”

Winter conditions - correct gear essential!
Winter conditions - correct gear essential!

This new section can be seen here and follows the ‘Tread Lightly’ section launched last month, which informs outdoor enthusiasts how to behave in the outdoors in order to minimise damage and protect the environment they love to play in.

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“The excitement we felt at hearing we had been awarded EOCA funding for the Fix the Fells project has now been matched by our excitement at seeing the completion of the vital path repair works to two of our most stunning Lakeland fells; Scafell Pike and Striding Edge on Helvellyn. Thanks to the money generously given by EOCA these two popular routes are now fighting fit for the future.”

Ruth Kirk, Nurture Lakeland