May 23rd, 2013 by Lance Pantani
A quick update on our new Spring stock .
HI – TEC have brought out a new multi- purpose shoe called ZUUK. Extremely light (only 166 g) this shoe is ideal for slipping on after a hard days work/ walking/ running etc or as an alternative to a sandal. As comfortable as a pair of slippers, we have them in mens, ladies & childrens sizes priced at £29.99 for juniors and £34.99 for adults.
Hi Tec Zuuks
The new range from ENDURA has arrived. Everyhing a cyclist needs, from socks to sunglasses, undershorts to waterproof jackets and everything in-between. Quality clothing from a reputable Scottish company who know how to keep you dry!
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We have expanded our stock of RAB clothing which now includes T shirts, walking trousers, soft shells and waterproof jackets with some great clearance prices too. Gear for the discerning outdoor person!
For these and other brands including M . E . , Merrell , Sprayway , Ron Hill , Icebreaker , Animal & Weird Fish check out our website or call in. We are open 7 days a week 8.45 – 5.45 .
Killin Outdoor Centre is giving local people the opportunity to participate in watersports this summer free of charge !
Members of organisations in the Killin area ( and their families and friends ) have been invited to try Canoeing and Kayaking on the River Lochay with the aim of promoting the sport as a healthy , fun exercise for both adults and children. We hope that enough people take up this offer to make it a regular feature throughout the summer !
Local groups have also been issued with discount cards for their members which can help diffray costs of any equipment needed for schemes such as Duke of Edinburgh or Scout weekends .
Please contact Stephen if your group is interested in the above offer or if you have any queries . Our phone number is 01567 820 652 and our e- mail address is email@example.com
Between the hours of 9.30 and 11.30 on Sunday mornings, Killin Outdoor Centre will be offering young locals the chance to get their bike checked for safety.
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If you are 16 or under bring your bike along for a free safety check and pick up a few pointers on cycle maintenance. Contact us for more details.
Apr 6th, 2013 by Lance Pantani
One week of Spring gone and still the hills are still covered with snow Forecast is predicting a temperature rise by the end of next week, so hopefully things will get back to normal soon. In the meantime ice axes and crampons still needed on higher slopes. Ben Lawers road over to Glen Lyon still closed at this moment in time, after the Lochan na Lairig dam.
Ski touring conditions on Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas are still looking good. South-west facing slopes holding the snow the best but most aspects above 1000metres looking good.
Beinn Ghlas last week. Perfect powder conditions on the southerly bowl
Product Promotions continue…
We are still selling a range of goods with discounts up to 50% off. Items include waterproof jackets, walking trousers, shoes & boots, socks, fleeces and walking poles. Brands include Mountain Equipment, Rab, Gelert, Hi-Tec and Ron Hill. Check out our online shop for more details
Ahh – The Easter Weekend. Usually a time when lambs are leaping and Spring is erm springing. Unfortunately someone forgot to turn Nature’s thermostat up so it’s still a bit on the parky side around these parts.
What has that to do with canoe hire I hear you ask? Well, this is the time of year we start to hire out canoes and kayaks, so if anyone is interested there are a few points to bear in mind.
At this moment in time, short term hires will be available until the temperature goes up a few degrees. We recommend warm clothing & waterproofs for the canoes – dry suits would be better for kayaks but not necessary. Please contact us in advance to check weather conditions.
Hiring commences this weekend and will run through till October.
Mountain bike hire will be available as usual.
Hiring details and prices can be seen be found on our new hire leaflet or our website.
Mar 14th, 2013 by Lance Pantani
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Milder weather has arrived after the sudden cold snap . Looking forward to some settled conditions and hopefully some Spring sunshine.
Still snow on the hills but gradually receding , although winter walking equipment still required if heading for the tops . With any luck hills will be clear by the Easter Holidays .
Feb 27th, 2013 by Lance Pantani
A fine, settled spell of weather at the moment & the hills are looking spectacular in the bright sunshine. In these conditions you don’t want to be lugging around a heavy waterproof jacket and this is where the Mountain Equipment Morpheus Jacket comes into its own.
* 3 layer Gore- Tex Pro Shell fabric
*Mountain Hood with Stealth technology
* Slim double centre storm flaps
*Adjustable cuffs & dual tether hem drawcords
* Winner of Trail Magazine ” Best in Test ”
See the full specs. on our online shop.
Reduced from £250 down to £179.99
A fine, lightweight, all-year round jacket
Jan 21st, 2013 by Lance Pantani
Winter’s back with a vengeance with snow and ice set to stay on the hills for a while yet. However it’s still possible to access your favourite hill walks provided you have the proper equipment.
As the snow hardens and becomes icy, then ice axes and crampons become a necessity for walking safely. We have a range of crampons and axes, not only to buy, but also to hire at a very reasonable rate .
Straying off track can mean ending up to your knees in snow, making walking difficult to say the least . Solve that problem with a pair of snow shoes, which make walking on soft snow easy and fun. Again we have a range of models both for sale and for hire . Hire charges are refundable for anyone subsequently buying the same product .
Check out our website for prices and hire charges .
Snow is back again and seems to be here for the immediate future at least ! Don’t be put off hill walking because of the weather as we have special offers on snow shoes at the moment !
All our snowshoes are reduced by up to 20% making this an ideal time to buy. Fun and practical our snow shoes can be worn with most types of walking boot .
Try Before You Buy – Hire a pair of snowshoes for £10 per day – get the hire charge knocked off if you purchase a pair !
Jan 6th, 2013 by Lance Pantani
Time to get rid of all the extra pounds put on over the festive season ! Make a resolution to visit the Outdoor Shop in Killin and treat yourself to some new exercise gear . Be it running , walking or cycling we have a wide range of apparel at up to 50% off . Brands include RonHill , Hi-Tec , Salomon and Endura . Call in or visit our web shop . Happy New Year !