Author Archives: Ivan Braun

Ivan Braun tests Haglofs Lizard Jacket

Where do you start with this great softshell from Haglofs (yet another), Haglofs Lizard jacket is a definite success in every outdoor wardrobe, regardless if it’s a trip to the fell, to the woods, on the boat or something completely different. The jacket is best suited under activities, due to...

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Review of Mont Blanc written by Bo Belvedere

Ever since I climbed Mont blanc the first time in 1983, where I freezing and hopeful in company with my 2 more experienced Alpine buddies, Claus and Stig step by step fought my way to the top in headwind and drifting. This mountain has had a special place in my...

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Mini “toy” compass

When Jens from OutdoorXperten.dk asked me to test the mini compass from silva, their Metro model, I was surprised. By the first look this looks like a toy and I had a hard time not laughing when thinking that I, as a mountaineer at any time should find this peace of toy handy. Oh well, I gave it a chance and have had it with me on a couple of trips here in the spring.

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Review of The North Face Verto S4K boot.

When Bo from the North Face store in Odense told me about these boots for the first time, I thought to myself “That was about damn time that the North Face came into the game with a technical boot” and “No, it looks like a toy boot, why does the North Face call an colorful trekking boot for an Alpine boot?”

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Stok Kangri Info

Stok Kangri is with its 6.153m the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladahk region of northwest India. The peak is located in Hemis National Park, 12 km southwest of the trailhead at 3.610m in the village of Stok and around 15 km southwest of the Ladakhi capital of Leh.

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