Welcome to facewest.co.uk
We specialise in ski touring, avalanche safety & performance clothing for all mountain activities. Committed to providing the best customer service. With years of experience in the outdoors we know which products work, we only stock the good stuff and then leave the rest to you.
Huge range of sleeping bags from Rab | Mountain Equipment | Thermarest | Big Agnes & More
Great range of Leatherman tools with free custom engraving available on selected tools.
Mountaineering packs, running packs, ski packs, climbing packs, avalanche airbag packs, hiking packs, we've got them all.
Latest Blog Posts
Kyrgyzstan Ski Touring - 14th Feb
I recently went on a group trip to the Tien Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan organised by Alpine Guides. Had an amazing time with a great bunch of people, half of whom I didn’t know, in a part of the world that I’d never been to. The snow was… Click to read full post.
Scottish Winter Climbing – Jan 2024 - 24th Jan
With a winter climbing itch to scratch and some very cold temperatures forecast in the Cairngorms Myself and two of my regular climbing partners Lukasz & Martin headed up to Aviemore for 3 days. Staying in Boat of Garten meant that the Ski center carpark was just half… Click to read full post.
LEARN & WIN! A Black Diamond Avalanche Transceiver - 17th Jan
We have teamed up with Black Diamond to offer one keen backcountry skier a Black Diamond Recon X Avalanche transceiver. All you have to do is read our guide to avalanche rescue procedure & transceiver searching written by British Mountain Guide Terry Ralphs and answer the question below… Click to read full post.
Snowy Yorkshire 3 Peaks - 08th Dec
Sunday 3rd December 2023
After both mine and Andy's plans fell through for the weekend, we found ourselves with a free Sunday, which we decided to fill with a snowy 24 mile run around the Yorkshire 3 Peaks.
At 8:30 we started our watches and headed up onto Pen-Y-Ghent.… Click to read full post.
Petzl ALPEN ADAPT Crampon System - 28th Nov
Traditionally Crampons have been separated into 3 categories:
C1 or 'strap' crampons go with B1 boots. They require no special features on the boot thanks to their flexible strap attachment and a flexible middle bar means that they will flex slightly with your boot. A C1 / B1… Click to read full post.
WIN! – A Winter Skills Day - 02nd Nov
Win a Winter skills day with the Lake District Fell Top Assessors and La Sportiva. To celebrate the launch of La Sportiva's Alpine Tech range of technical mountaineering clothing we've teamed up with La Sportiva and the Lake District Fell Top Assessors to offer one lucky competition winner… Click to read full post.