Firstly, I’ve got a challenge for you!
But before I do tell you about this challenge, If you have visited our website over the last 4 or 5 days, you might have noticed a few subtle changes to it. I wanted to make sure everything was switched over and works before we announced the new site but after a few tweaks here and there…IT’S LIVE!
Now, me and the team do like to have a bit of fun so I thought, why not have some sort of challenge with the new website.
So, I’ve hidden a word deep in the site, it’s written only once.
The Challenge - The first person to email me the location and a screenshot of where it is, a mobile screenshot is fine if you're out and about, will get a £25 Cotswold Outdoors voucher.
So what's the word?
I thought I would make it a little festive - NUTCRACKER 🌰 🛠️
Good luck searching!
Now we have been working on this new site for the last 4 months or so with the awesome team at Melt Design who have been fantastic at putting this cracking new site together for us.
So why change the site?
Well, I felt the site needed a bit of a refresh and a bit of a re-design. I also wanted to speed up the site as with all of the videos, trip photos and increased content it was a getting little slow so we have cranked up the rocket fuel and the bandwidth to make it as fast as we can.
There were a couple of other areas I wanted to jazz up and improve too:
The Knowledge Centre
If you have visited this part of the site before, it's where all of our question and answer videos are based and also our useful content for trekking to Everest base camp. I wanted this to be a place where you could spend hours learning about high altitude trekking and help the big tick off the ‘Bucket List’, Everest Base Camp.
Although the previous version was good, we have stepped it up a notch with the new dynamic search option, a new article design that’s easier to follow and read and overall to make the information more accessible to you.
Customer Members Area
I’m always looking at ways to make your journey from booking with us to going on your trek as good & as fun as we can. In my experience, if your physically and mentally prepared for the trek, you have a much better chance of successfully completing the trip so we have designed an entirely new customer membership area where you can view all of our training videos, download all of the training and equipment guides, use links for recommended insurance and flight purchases and very soon you will be able to purchase your trekking equipment through us. You will also find everything you need for your upcoming trip including your in-depth itinerary.
I've used websites where it took me ages to find the stuff I was trying to find & the only way to navigate to it was through 1 link on 1 page page. What a pain that was!
With this in mind, we have designed the website so you can get to the info and the trip/post you want to get to, in super quick time.
As with all new things, I’m sure there are parts of the site that are still a work in progress but I was once told, a great website is one that’s never finished so the work to improve it is an ongoing project.
I hope you like the new site and any feedback on it, just ping me an email at [email protected] or call us on 02920 003216.
Don't forget to let me know if you find the word 'Nutcracker' on our website. £25 in it for you if you're the first 👍
MD & Head Yeti
PS - The word 'Nutcracker' is obviously on this page but it doesn't count. Happy searching!