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Founded on a love of the outdoors and the mountains, Tiso is still to this day a family business that has been kitting out adventurers since 1962. Our long history in the outdoors has us sponsoring and supporting expeditions and world records as well as supporting generations of enthusiasts achieve their dreams.
Our sell out store events are back for their autumn series! Inspirational speakers, games, complimentary food and drink as well as a load of amazing prizes, plus some new sursprises, you won't want to miss it! Book your space at your local Tiso store now!
We further underlined our reputation as the leading adventure retail specialist by being named Recommended Retailer of Expedition Kit for the The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. DofE Award participants who produce their DofE Card will receive a 15% discount, and DofE Leaders a 20% discount, on the specialist outdoor gear and equipment for which Tiso is renowned
At Tiso, we also work hand-in-hand with a variety of inspiring individuals. From former rugby players to young mountaineers, these role models give the next generation of outdoor lovers the motivation to realise their potential. Keep an eye out for these famous faces at our upcoming events and lectures.
Looking for a little inspiration? Our Staff and Supported By Tiso athletes are always on hand to give you a bit of food for thought when planning your next adventure from top tips to sharing some of their best outdoor stories. We love to hear for you and this Autumn we want to hear your tales from the Bothy with our Bothy Stories campaign
On 15th June, Mollie Hughes spoke to a sold out event on her successful Everest expedition in Spring. The event raised money for Cancer Research UK and aimed to inspire more people into their own adventures.
After successfully becoming the youngest woman in the world, Mollie Hughes was invited back to CBBC's Blue Peter for a very special programme about her achievement. She was in for a bit of a surprise though!
On 16th May 2017, Mollie Hughes successfully summited Everest for the second time, and entered herself into the mountaineering record books, by becoming the youngest British person to summit from both the North and South sides of the 8,848m peak. View photos here
Mollie Hughes, Tiso's Everest scaler and resident blogger has today entered the record books by reaching the summit of Mount Everest for the second time, this time after tackling the North Side of the 8,848m peak.
Undoubtedly, one of the most important aspects of an Everest expedition is acclimatisation to the extreme altitude found on the mountain. Mount Everest soars to a whooping 8,848m, once on the summit, climbers will experience the equivalent to 33% of the available oxygen they experience at sea level.
Mollie Hughes sends her first update of the 2017 expedition to Mount Everest, from the departure to basecamp, what has she been up to?.
Blue Peter brings back so many childhood memories. When we were kids my brother and I would religiously watch it every day at 5pm. In fact, so did my parents. Blue Peter is the UK’s longest running children’s TV show, first airing way back in 1958, when the show ran for just 15 minutes on a Friday afternoon.
Climbing Mount Everest is a huge physical and mental challenge. I will spend 7-8 weeks living and climbing at extreme high altitude. As I climb higher on the mountain, the atmospheric pressure rapidly decreases, this means each breath I take will contain less molecules of Oxygen. My heart and lungs will have to work a whole lot harder to get the adequate amounts of Oxygen to my working muscles.
Tiso have had a close relationship with the mountains since our early days, and Mount Everest is no exception. We asked current CEO, Chris Tiso, to tell us a little more about the company's Everest history.
At Tiso we have a long history of supporting your adventures in the outdoors, with our expert advice in store and our sponsorship of a wealth of different causes over the years. When we heard about our own Tiso staffer Mollie's plans we jumped at the chance to get involved! Find out more about the planned Mount Everest record attempt in 2017 with our run down of the expedition, original video interviews and more from Mollie here
What kit do you need to help you tackle the summit of Mount Everest? We asked Mollie Hughes about the kit she'll be packing for her expedition this year and found out which brands we'll be taking to the top of the world.
Ever wondered what it really takes to climb the world’s highest mountain? We had the chance to have a Q&A with Mollie between training to find out all about her successful 2012 expedition on the South side of Mount Everest. Find out the challenges she faced and her tips for anyone thinking of taking on Everest themselves. Read our interview here
After an successful expedition to the summit of Everest in 2012, you would think that you would be satisfied with this amazing achievement! However Tiso staff member Mollie Hughes had other ideas and dreamed of being the youngest Brit to summit both sides. Wondering what motivates Mollie? So were we! Find out what made Mollie decide to take on Everest and the record for youngest Briton in 2017
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