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EC CLUB Members can take advantage of great discounts off books, clothing, courses, kit hire and more! We've teamed up with selected partners to offer you some amazing deals that you'll be able to use on your next EC adventure! If you have an idea for an EC CLUB Member Benefit, please email alex@explorersconnect.com.

The EC CLUB Member Benefits page is password protected and the password changes regularly. You can easily find the current password by signing in to your account, clicking 'New Bookings' and clicking for more info on the event called 'CLUB MEMBER PASSWORD'. 

To get the most out of the club, as well as liking our Facebook Page you can also join the local EC Local Community nearest to you. We'll automatically add you to our monthly EC CLUB newsletter so you won't miss out on exciting news and adventures.

If you've not joined EC CLUB yet, what are you waiting for? As well as these great deals you'll get discounted EC adventures and access to exclusive EC CLUB Member only activities. Find out more...

Cotswold Outdoor started life in 1974 as Cotswold Camping, selling a range of basic camping accessories from a small outbuilding in the Cotswolds. Now the company is an award winning multi-channel retailer with stores throughout the UK. With four decades of experience in outdoor retail, they offer one of the most extensive and comprehensive ranges of outdoor clothing, products and equipment. Selecting from over 250 internationally recognised brands allows them to bring you the latest in outdoor technology and styles.  

EC CLUB Members receive 15% off the full retail value of the current season’s product ranges both in-store and online at www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

Snow+Rock was founded by a small team of crazy, snow sports obsessed individuals who, since opening their first store in London in 1982, has always been one step ahead in the world of winter sports. They invented the concept of boot fitting and introduced the first Boot Fit Clinic into the UK.

EC CLUB Members receive 15% off the full retail value of the current season’s product ranges both in-store and online at www.snowandrock.com

Runners Need with its 34 nationwide stores will help you achieve your personal fitness goals with the latest products from world-leading brands, friendly, expert advice and a personal service that you can trust. They also lead weekly run clubs and host exclusive events to support, inspire and motivate the local running community. Whatever your personal fitness goals are, Runners Need is there to help you every step of the way.

EC CLUB Members receive 15% off the full retail value of the current season’s product ranges both in-store and online at www.runnersneed.com

Cycle Surgery formed in 1992 as a bicycle workshop in a basement in London. With the growing number of people being drawn to cycling by the mountain bike boom during the late 80's early 90's, they seized on a gap in the market for servicing and repairs not being delivered by other cycle retailers. With 34 stores nationwide offering the best brands in road, mountain bike and commute cycling, CycleSurgery has close ties with competitive and community cycling organisations which keeps us at the forefront of the industry.

EC CLUB Members receive 15% off the full retail value of the current season’s product ranges both in-store and online at www.cyclesurgery.com

Armadillo Merino design and manufacture next-to-skin protective clothing suitable for demanding environments and supply astronauts, explorers, special forces, outdoor professionals and enthusiasts alike. It will keep you safe and warm all the way from from the soggy Peak District to the freezing South Pole.

EC CLUB Members can get a whopping 40% off merino wool clothing and accessories when shopping online at armadillomerino.com


NEW! £5 OFF T-SHIRTS AND HOODIES IN THE EC SHOP. We want our EC CLUB Members looking the part so we're letting you have a brand new EC t-shirt or hoodie at cost price!

EC CLUB Members can get £5 off t-shirts and hoodies in the EC Shop.


NEW! 20% OFF STRUMPSHAW, TINCLETON & GIGGLESWICK'S MARVELLOUS MAPS sell hilarious wall maps celebrating the world's funny (and rude) place names.  They're offering EC CLUB Members 20% off any of their maps. 

35% OFF DARE TO DO by Sarah Outen. To celebrate the release of Sarah's amazing new book, Dare to Do: Taking onthe Planet by Bike and Boat, EC CLUB Members can get a massive 35% plus free P&P when ordered by phone from the distributors Bookpoint. 

30% OFF WILD GUIDE BOOKS EC CLUB Members can get 30% off plus free P&P off guide books by Wild Things Publishing. The Wild Guide to Southern and Eastern England is a brand new book (published 19th May) from Wild Swimming author Dan Start, Lucy Grewcock and Elsa Hammond. It's packed with inspirational places to visit and things to do. 

40% OFF WILDERNESS WEEKENDS BOOK EC CLUB Members can buy Phoebe Smith's Wilderness Weekends book with a 40% discount (RRP £14.99 to £8.99) Wilderness Weekends reveals the 26 best locations for wild camping in Britain.


£99 EXPLORATION MEDICINE FIRST AID COURSE EC CLUB Members get 10% off the price of the 2-day Exploration Medicine course, making it just £99 plus VAT.  Expedition Care Program first aid courses are specific to remote and wilderness situations, come personally recommended by Belinda and this course is recognised by all outdoor governing bodies. 


15% OFF RIVER WYE CANOE HIRE 15% off canoe hire on the River Wye, advance booking necessary.


NEW! 30% OFF WATER-TO-GO bottles. Water-to-Go is a portable water filtration system that eliminates in excess of 99.9% of microbiological contaminants including viruses, bacteria, chemicals and heavy metals from any non-salt water source. It is a great bit of kit when you are travelling and is a great way of reducing your plastic consumption when on your adventures. Water-to-Go is excited to partner up with Explorers Connect to help keep all members healthy and hydrated at home and abroad.

NEW! 15% OFF GRIZZLY'S ADVENTURE BLENDSGrizzly’s was created by a lifelong outdoor enthusiast and mountain climber who one day had enough of poor quality tea and decided he could do it better, by creating high quality blends of teas and coffees from sustainable sources all suitable for the outdoors. There aren't any artificial flavourings and all the packaging is biodegradable. Grizzly’s tea and coffee is perfect for all your adventures, big or small.

NEW! 15% OFF WILD TRAIL SNACK BARSWild Trail make delicious fruit and nut snack bars, inspired by Snowdonia and designed to encourage people to get outside, get active and enjoy their own Wild Trail… whatever or wherever that may be. Made with just five natural ingredients, the bars are nutritionally balanced to provide SIMPLE. OUTDOOR. ENERGY.  All Wild Trail’s bars are gluten free, dairy free, have no added sugar, are high in fibre and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

15% OFF NUTRIPOUCH products. Nutripouch is a flexible, reusable, pocket-sized pouch that you can fill with any liquids such as homemade smoothie, water, juices, sauces and soup. Thicker liquids are aided by the Jügg Filling System which uses a beaker and plunger to fill the pouches. The pouch neatly fits into receptacles including pockets, bags, rucksacks and Tupperware for any situations, sports or activities where you need to move or travel as light as possible and fit liquids into small pockets, often whilst far from civilisation. 

15% OFF AQUAPAC who produce high-quality waterproof cases, everything from phone cases to duffel bags to protect your kit whilst you concentrate on having fun. EC CLUB Members can get 15% off everything in their online store (excluding sale items).

10% OFF EXPEDITION KIT HIRE EC CLUB Members get 10% discount on equipment hire from ice-climbing to jungle expeditions. Bulk 'Kit Lists' are are not included. 

10% OFF ELLIS BRIGHAM EC CLUB Members get 10% discount in Ellis Brigham stores in Bristol and London. 

10% OFF BE-WELL EXPEDITION FOODS 10% discount on all nutritional products when bought online. Products available include freeze dried meals, wet meals, 24hr ration packs and sports nutrition. 


NEW! 10% OFF PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES Want to bring home better photos of your travels and adventures? Improve your photography skills with a photography course in London. 

£20 OFF DIVES AT OYSTER DIVING SCHOOL Trial dive at a pool in central London. The normal price is £45 but EC CLUB Members get a £20 discount. Learn under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor and spend approximately 45 minutes in full scuba kit. All specialist equipment is included in your Discover Scuba Diving experience. 


£15 INSTRUCTED SESSION AT BLOC CLIMBING CENTRE We can arrange a group 'introduction to bouldering' instructed session at BLOC for just £15.  This will include 1 hour of instruction, climbing for rest of the evening, shoe hire and registration. Since entry to the centre, shoe hire and registration is usually £15 alone this is a great deal. This must be arranged though us and is only valid for with a minimum of 5 people, Monday, Tuesday or Friday evenings.