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May 2006 - Blog and RSS feeds

At last we have a blog... blog.walkhigh.co.uk and will be regularly updating this with product news, information and facts and stuff we thing you'll be interested in. It wont just be salesly items (although when a product is exceptional or there is a special offer we'll make it known here) so hopefully you'll find it an interesting read from time to time.


Jan 2005 - Appointed Montane Stockists

Montane, UK based manufacturer of award winning lightweight outdoor clothing of the very highest quality has appointed Walkhigh Mountaineering as a stockist. Unlike most shops, Walkhigh mountaineering is making a commitment to customers to supply the entire range of Montane clothing so that customers can select the components that suit their needs most closely.


Jan 2005 - Affiliate programme launched

Customers with their own websites and professional companies can earn money or discounts based on the amount of sales generated from customers referred to us. There's no formal qualification to become an Affiliate and all the details how to incorporate a branded link are available on our Affiliate Page.


Dec 2004 - UK National Phone Line Launch

Call Mon-Fri 9am-6pm (UK) to talk to us. Whether you want advice, product information or to place and order we'll be very pleased to hear from you.

If we are busy you may be asked to leave a message - please leave your name and number and we WILL call you back. You will always speak with a real person and never have to wait in a call queing system.


Dec 2004 - New website front page

We hope you like the new website front page - there's now three panels:

The Central Panel is dedicated to product highlights and very special offers which we will update on a regular basis. We hope you'll find this informative, particularly to bring out why we think some products are particularly impressive or how they can help you perform better.

The Right Panel has our lighter-hearted content that has proved popular with many or you judging by your feedback and the numbers of direct links.

On the Left Hand Panel we have put all the other important information and ways of getting in touch.


Dec 2004 - Europe & Beyond delivery options

Improvements in our delivery networks mean we've now opened our doors to European and other selected countries and look forward to serving you with our same high customer service standards wherever you are.

UK customers now have the option of Next Day* delivery for urgent orders or our standard FREE delivery** service.

Delivery price promise:

You'll only ever have to pay one delivery fee per order even if we have to do more than one delivery to complete your order.

*Mon-Fri next working day UK mainland only for in-stock items ordered before 2pm
**Orders over £50.00+vat qualify for free delivery.


Nov 2004 - Google and Banner Advertising

We've started advertising on a number of leading climbing websites and of course with Google - you just never know where we'll pop up next.

Some of the banner ads:

 

 



Nov 2004 - New Products

As well as the Cassin anti-balling plates and the superb reusable shock absorber in our ice climbing protection section we've added a couple of items suitable for more general use thanks to customer demand. Please keep asking for what you want and we'll add it just as soon as we can.

CAMP UNIVERSAL ANTI-BALLING SNOW PLATES - fit most C1/C2 crampons and come in two sizes depending on your shoe size - Antiballing plates are insisted upon by most mountain instructors nowadays for the extra safety they provide.

CAMP IMPACT SHOCK ABSORBER - designed for via ferrata use. Can be used with a full body harness which is essential if you are carrying a backpack.



Nov 2004 - UKClimbing.com & FREE Christmas Gifts !

Walkhigh Mountaineering is proud to be working with UKClimbing.com - britains favourite information site for climbers.

Look out for our banner ads and especially for our Christmas 2004 campaign with a FREE Christmas gift with every order that has the special code on - only being advertised on UKClimbing.com and valid until Dec 31st 2004.


Jun 2004 - RBS and Walkhigh help raise over £40,000 for the Outbound Trust (June 2004)

The Leicester Mercury reported:

Royal Bank of Scotland Leicester Telephony recently participated in the annual fund raising Call Centre Challenge , raising £1500 for the Outward Bound Trust.

The Outward Bound® Trust was started in 1941 in Aberdovey, North Wales, and has now spread through 18 countries and five continents.

The Trust has four centres within the UK - Aberdovey, Loch Eil (Scotland) and Eskdale and Ullswater in the Lake District.

Outward Bound® Associations are the charity arm of the Trust, and their aim is to raise funds to provide bursaries for young people, groups and individuals who want to attend courses. The courses provide important self-development opportunities for young people and help them to build a better life.

Leicester's Team, sponsored by Walkhigh.co.uk (Mountaineering Equipment suppliers - scaring the opposition before we even started in our printed T-Shirts) epitomised team work and enthusiasm, participating in the Challenge days' events at the Outward Bound Centre at Eskdale near Lake Windermere, which included abseiling, rafting, canoeing and a school sports day like you've never seen before!!; "blind folded egg-and-spoon", four person "3 legged race!!", "four people in a sack race", followed by a "space hopper race" sprint to the line!!


The 'La Manga' team looking the part



Our incredible efforts on the day allowed us to come top of the Call Centres across the Country, who participated across the three weekends of the Challenge. Easily Leicester's greatest effort in the history of the Event. The whole event raising over £40,000 for the worthwhile charity.

Importantly, the weekend allowed us to truly appreciate what we are giving young children the opportunity to enjoy, and brought home the benefit of giving so generously. We saw several displays at the Outward Bound Centre showing the joy that is given to so many young people by this worldwide trust.

The Trust are entirely grateful for your support.


May 2004 - 10% Cashback for YHA members

Walkhigh Mountaineering is proud to support the YHA - current members enjoy 10% cashback on purchases (subject to terms and conditions.) You can join here or by clicking on the YHA logo below.


Join YHA here - for thousands of great places to stay

Why not become part of a membership organisation that aims to help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside.

Membership of YHA offers affordable accommodation in England & Wales and worldwide, plus offers and discounts to members.

Membership Benefits and FAQS http://www.yha.org.uk/affiliates/faq.html

Membership Prices:

Valid 1st March 2006 until 28th February 2007
CategoryPrice
Under 26£9.95
Joint / Family£22.95
Individual£15.95
To find out more about YHA and Youth Hostels in England & Wales
YHA (England & Wales
Telephone: 0870 770 8868
Email: customerservices@yha.org.uk
WWW: www.yha.org.uk
To find out more about Youth Hostels around the world
IYHF - International Youth Hostel Federation
www.hihostels.com


Mar 2004 - Advertising

Just in case you forget our website or contact details, find our regular adverts in these major outdoor publications:

Trail Magazine
BMC quarterly Summit magazine
YHA associated site list
One of our ads


Jan 2004 - Do you want to support Tibet ?

If you want to join the growing support for Tibet's independence from China and reinstatement of the exiled government. Find out more from the Free Tibet Campaign or the The Office of Tibet , the official agency of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in London