OutdoorGB Endurance Athlete - Chris Reid
Our endurance athlete Chris Reid recently set off to conquer Aconcagua, the biggest mountain in the southern hemisphere at 6962m! We supplied her with top quality kit from some of our best brands including Scarpa, Mammut, Berghaus, Sea to Summit and Deuter. Her diary entries and kit reviews give an insight into everything from using howling gales to inflate your mattress to how best to dig the remnants out of a rehydrated meal pouch!
Before Chris left, she spoke to us about why she's embarking on such an epic expedition (temperatures at night will be around -30c!)
"I love the focus and mindfulnes that mountains bring, the escape from everyday normality, the shared endeavour of a big expedition. And, if i'm honest I'm a bit of a gear junkie and in need of a serious update to my 90s climbing wardrobe. I started climbing hills growing up in Scotland, then with work as Head of Conservation at @woodlandtrust and family I moved south to the flat lands. Turning 50 this year has given me cause to reflect on the mountains that I miss, hence I hope Aconcagua is the first of many more, whilst I still can!"
Chris Reid sets off to conquer Aconcagua, the biggest mountain in the southern hemisphere at 6962m.
OutdoorGB have teamed up with suppliers such as Scarpa, Mammut, Berghaus, Sea to Summit and Deuter to provide Chris with cutting edge, high performance equipment.