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New Year News! January Newsletter.

Happy new year from KONG Adventure! Looking back at 2016, it’s been a hell of a year for KONG. Our fledgling shop has grown from a small stockless shack to a fully kitted out running and climbing specialist. We’ve made some major refits in our wall, hosted some big names in climbing and even sponsored some huge running events. The year saw us wave a fond farewell to some dear members of staff and indeed friends as they departed for pastures anew. We also welcomed to our team a few new faces, myself included. In spite of flood recovery, we’ve picked up, dusted off and grown more than we could have hoped. None of this would have been possible without the wonderful support of you, our fantastic customers! This is a huge thankyou to everyone who’s spent time at our centre this year! Be that a bit of shopping, climbing every Tuesday or bringing the kids down to run wild. From everyone here at KONG, you keep our world spinning and for that we are very grateful.
Looking forward to a bright new year, we have plenty more surprises in store for you! Many fresh new events, more changes to the centre and even the addition of some water based activities may be afoot. Shop wise, we’ve more great kit coming, demo days and lots of deals to take advantage of. It’s all happening here at Kong; On with the show:

What’s new?


Inov-8 footwear: New colourways in fell favourites the Mudclaw 300! Pop down now to get your pair.


Crux: Drastic fantastic down jackets at an unbeatable price. 900 fill power polish down, no compromise low weight insulation for the mountains.

ARRIVING SOON: More fantastic kit from top brands! Watch this space.

What’s on?


7th Jan: Salewa Dry Tooling Comp Round 4. The first dry tooling comp of the new year and fourth in our series. For those following the action, the current series leader is Emma Powel, by a steady lead. However, she’s not out of range for the rest of the pack yet. It’s still all to play for. £10 entry starting at 4pm.


29th Jan: Dynafit Winter fell Series Round 3. Join us for race three, “Brian Cloughs head”. Setting off from Threlkeld Quarry, it’ll be a face pace romp! Entry £5, 11am start.

What’s on offer?

We’re having a SALE! Come in store to get top deals on brands such as Rab, La Sportiva, Salewa and Montane to name but a few! Come on down to treat yourself to that new bit of kit that you’ve always wanted! Sale ends January the 9th

Anything else?


For next year we’re sponsoring the former Rab Mini Mountain Marathon, which shall henceforth be known as the KONG Mini Mountain Marathon! It’s a real winner for us to be sponsoring such an event, and we’re looking forward to lacing up our shoes for the series! All of the details are on their website here: Kong Mini Mountain Marathon