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Outdoors brand fine tunes accessible-for-all initiative

Berghaus Adapts sample room
The Berghaus Adapts sample room (Image credit: Berghaus)

Creators of a project that will help more people access the outdoors have been fine-tuning specially customised kit and equipment.

Leading outdoors brand Berghaus is working closely with recovering quadriplegic Ed Jackson on the new initiative, Berghaus Adapts.

With the official launch of the forward-thinking project at Kendal Mountain Festival, came further news that Berghaus has partnered with Millimetres 2 Mountains (opens in new tab) (M2M), the charity that Ed founded, to make more bespoke adaptations to kit. 

Berghaus Adapts sample room

Berghaus Adapts aims to make the outdoors more accessible to greater numbers  (Image credit: Berghaus )

Recently, three M2M beneficiaries joined Ed and his wife Lois for a visit to the Berghaus HQ in Sunderland, where they met with the product team in the company’s sample room to discuss, and work on, adjustments to gear based on their specific needs. The aim to to allow them to continue their adventures in the hills and mountains.

The Berghaus Adapts approach has already had a huge impact on Ed. With support from fellow Berghaus ambassador Leo Houlding, Ed was able to climb two 4000 metre Alpine peaks earlier this year and now has his sights set on even more ambitious objectives. 

News about Ed’s next big challenge for Millimetres 2 Mountains will follow soon.

Meanwhile, Berghaus continues to work on kit for the M2M beneficiaries who visited the office and plans to extend the reach of Berghaus Adapts in the future, empowering everyone who would like to access the outdoors.

Fiona Russell is a widely published adventure journalist and blogger, who is better known as Fiona Outdoors. She is based in Scotland and is an all-round outdoors enthusiast with favourite activities including trail running, mountain walking, mountain biking, road cycling, triathlon and skiing, both downhill and back country. Her target for 2021 is to finish the final nine summits in her first round of all 282 Munros, the Scottish mountains of more than 3,000ft high. Aside from being outdoors, Fiona's biggest aim is to inspire others to enjoy the great outdoors, especially through her writing. She is also rarely seen without a running skort! Find out more at Fiona Outdoors (opens in new tab).