ArmaSkin News September 2021
Posted by Ian Bridger on ArmaSkin News September 2021

ArmaSkin atop Mt Elbrus ArmaSkin Ambassadors are a great bunch of people!You'll find them on the positive side of messages about hiking, climbing, running and life in general.In September, two of our super active ArmaSkin Ambassadors, Alaina and Aditya Rajagopal ticked off a box on their multi year quest to tackle the Seven Summits, Mt Elbrus, Russia, 5,642 m (18,510 ft) (see lead pic)The Seven Summits are composed of the highest mountain peaks of each of the continents. Different lists include slight variations, but generally the same core is maintained : Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson, and the final one for mainland...

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ArmaSkin Ambassadors Ascend Mt Elbrus
Posted by Ian Bridger on ArmaSkin Ambassadors Ascend Mt Elbrus

ArmaSkin Ambassadors are a great bunch of people! You'll find them on the positive side of messages about hiking, climbing, running and life in general. Just now, two of our super active Ambassadors, Alaina and Aditya Rajagopal have ticked off another box on their multi year quest to tackle the Seven Summits, this time it is Mt Elbrus, Russia. The Seven Summits are composed of each of the highest mountain peaks of each of the continents. Different lists include slight variations, but generally the same core is maintained : Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson, and the final one depends...

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ArmaSkin News  August 2021
Posted by Ian Bridger on ArmaSkin News August 2021

NEWSFLASH   New USA Reseller and USA Amazon    After a wide search, ArmaSkin is excited to announce that we have been able to revitalise our USA distribution.Tahoe Mountain Sports (TMS) of Truckee California will be filling the shelves of the Amazon Fulfilment Centres with ArmaSkin. So long delays USA customers may have been experiencing due to Covid affecting supply chains will be a thing of the past.But there is more!As Tahoe Mountain Sports is Truckee & Lake Tahoe’s premier outdoor gear shop for human-powered adventures from the trail to the skintrack they will soon be adding ArmaSkin to their direct sales shop as...

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Hiking blisters?  Consider yourself lucky!
Posted by Ian Bridger on Hiking blisters? Consider yourself lucky!

As most hikers find out, blisters are a definite downer on a hike. The cause of a blister is the separation of the dermis and epidermis skin layers when the protein "glue" holding those layers together gives way due to the repetitive shear forces from every step. Proper prevention strategies like wearing ArmaSkin, proper sized boots etc are sensible and easy to adopt. But consider for a moment that the protein "glue" keeping those layers together is weak or just missing! For a certain part of the population, about 1 in 25,000 that is the case! These folk suffer from a...

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Have fun with a "poker run" on your next hike
Posted by Ian Bridger on Have fun with a "poker run" on your next hike

Have Fun with a Poker Run on Your Next Hike Getting out and around the great outdoors can be exhilarating, but it can also be tough to include hikers of all skills. All manner of people enjoy being out and hiking around the countryside, but some are more skilled than others. Think of your last few hikes. Did you have to slow down for someone to keep pace? Or was there another member of your group eager to press on ahead? This might not be an obvious issue in a smaller group, but it could hinder some walkers if you...

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ArmaSkin News July 2021
Posted by Ian Bridger on ArmaSkin News July 2021

Wilderness Sports (NSW) We are super excited to have a new ArmaSkin reseller, Wilderness Mountain Sports who are located in Jindabyne NSW at the foot of the Kosciuszko National Park.Exploring the Kosciuszko back country is one of cross country skiing's great joys.  Add on exploring the main range and surrounding hills and valleys and seeking out the solitude that the National Park offers adds to the experience.In the off season there are scenic hikes and camping under the stars or exploring caves, From Jindabyne to Tumut, NSW's largest national park will keep you busy for a weekend or for weeks. Ski or snowboard...

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