Spend a Saturday or Sunday walking along Stanage Edge in the Peak District and you’ll undoubtedly spot one of these duffels from Rab sat at the bottom of a big gritstone crag with climbing ropes spilling out of it. Rab is, after all, a Peak District-based brand (well, it’s only just outside the boundary of the Park) and this bag offers exactly what most climbers in the area are looking for. First of all, it will take a lot of stuff.
I’m a hillwalker, not a mountaineer, I thought to myself as I stood in the dark tunnel staring out into the light. Below I could see the arête, a white knife edge at around 3,800m with the narrowest of paths trodden along it. On its left, there was a drop that would take me back down through the thick cloud to Chamonix in an instant, and on its right, a similarly threatening situation. I’d naively agreed to lead at the front end of the rope with nine other people attached to it behind me.
It’s December and Christmas is only days away now, so we thought we’d help out those who are still looking for gifts for outdoorsy family members and friends, by putting together a list of the hiking, climbing, trail running gifts that would make for excellent Christmas presents. The products we’ve selected all range from £6 to £130, so whether you’re looking for a big memorable present or a stocking filler, we think you’ll find what you need here.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".