The MtXplore Blog

We will review products, share our plans, life's, adventures and challenges. This is our eyes on the world.

  • Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire – Review

    mtxplore Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire

    by Geir Mjosund 15/04/2016

    Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire, the mountaineering watch. It can save you life in the worst weather conditions on the 8000ers.

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  • Nanga Parbat – 8000er – 9th

    mtxplore Nanga Parbat

    by Kuba Bogdanski 13/04/2016

    Nanga Parbat: The 8000ers / eight-thousanders are the only mountains with a death zone, where the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere is insufficient to sustain human life, therefore called the death zone. About 30% of the oxygen you find at sea level. They are all are located in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges in China, India, Nepal and Pakistan and are the only mountains in the world over 8000 meters.

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  • 12 weeks Running program for Beginners

    mtxplore 12 weeks Running program for Beginners
    by Geir Mjosund 10/04/2016

    Are you relatively untrained and unfamiliar with a regular running workout, this program will take you up to a level where you can enter a training programs for recreational athletes. The time period is 12 weeks and it is made up with a gentle progression. Do not skip the first few weeks!

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  • Sweet Protection Outlaw Pants – Review

    mtxplore Sweet Protection Outlaw Pants

    by Geir Mjosund 08/04/2016

    Sweet Protection Outlaw Pants are windproof and almost waterproof, it’s quite close to being a hardshell pant. We consider this pants maybe not so good for classic mountaineering but very good for Ski Touring.

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  • Annapurna I – 8000er – 10th

    mtxplore annapurna I

    by Kuba Bogdanski 06/04/2016

    Annapurna I: The 8000ers / eight-thousanders are the only mountains with a death zone, where the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere is insufficient to sustain human life, therefore called the death zone. About 30% of the oxygen you find at sea level. They are all are located in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges in China, India, Nepal and Pakistan and are the only mountains in the world over 8000 meters.

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  • Saucony Kinvara 6 – Review

    mtxplore Saucony Kinvara 6

    by Geir Mjosund 03/04/2016

    Saucony Kinvara 6 is one of Sauconys great successes – a popular low drop lightweight shoes with good response. I have tested the 6th version and here is my review.

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  • Garmin FR 235 – Review

    mtxplore garmin fr 235

    by Geir Mjosund 01/04/2016

    Garmin FR 235 is an update of the Forerunner 225, Garmin’s first watch with pulse measurement on the wrist, launched in 2015. While FR 225 had sensor from MioAlpha and worked fine with that sensor, the update FR 235 is Garmin’s first model with a newly developed sensor.

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  • Gasherbrum I – 8000er – 11th

    mtxplore Gasherbrum I

    by Kuba Bogdanski 30/03/2016

    Gasherbrum I: The 8000ers / eight-thousanders are the only mountains with a death zone, where the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere is insufficient to sustain human life, therefore called the death zone. About 30% of the oxygen you find at sea level. They are all are located in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges in China, India, Nepal and Pakistan and are the only mountains in the world over 8000 meters.

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  • Softshell Jackets – The 5 best

    mtxplore softshell jackets

    by Geir Mjosund 27/03/2016

    Softshell Jackets are your best friend when you are out on the mountains. It is clearly the piece of gear I use the most, this jacket you will wear at all times. It is the perfect combination of weather protection and breathability for outdoor activities in cold weather.

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  • Haglofs Skarn Winter Pants – Review

    mtxplore Haglofs Skarn Winter Pants
    by Geir Mjosund 25/03/2016

    Haglofs Skarn Winter Pants are some very good softshell pants for mountaineering, I personally used these pants on both when ascending Elbrus and Mont Blanc without any problems. They kept me warm and they are very soft and due to the fabrics being very stretchy and let you move up and down the mountains.

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