As runners we are increasingly looking to head into more inhospitable environments or experience the worst the weather can throw at us. While kit manufacturers have spent years trying to make gear that is lighter and lighter, we are increasingly seeing new items that combine the lightness of running kit, with some of the robustness you traditionally see in mountaineering clothing.

The It’s Great Out There Coalition has announced that professional snowboarder Aline Bock has signed up as an official #itsgreatoutthere ambassador.

Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF) has added a new walking challenge to its 2018 programme. The Jack Wolfskin Keswick 3 Peaks Challenge will involve hiking to three iconic fells which surround the festival site, all on the same day. This year’s festival will run from 8-10 June and is expected to attract over 20,000 visitors to the shores of Derwentwater in Keswick.

The BMC’s first ‘Mend Our mountain’s’ campaign was launched in an attempt to raise funds to help repair some of the most well used pathways in the UK which underpin our experience of the great outdoors.

Komperdell poles are trusted and used by some of the world’s best mountaineers from top end, technical ultra-light, carbon poles to everyday walking poles.

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, has been confirmed as the guest of honour at a special community event to mark the Lake District as a World Heritage Site on 26 March.

A three-man, British expedition team has set a new speed record for an unsupported crossing the world's largest (by volume) freshwater lake, Siberia's Lake Baikal.

The centenary anniversary of the suffragette movement has meant 2018 has begun with gender equality high on everyone’s media agenda. Vertebrate Publishing are delighted to announce Waymaking, a timely anthology of prose, poetry and artwork from fifty women inspired by nature and the outdoors, which aims to reform the gender balance in outdoor adventure literature.


Leading outdoor retailer, Ellis Brigham and Find It Film, both specialists in women’s sport and adventure, have announced an exciting new collaboration that will celebrate women’s stories through inspiring film, imagery and blog posts.

The UK operations for Helinox and WakaWaka have been strengthened by the addition of an experienced new sales professional. Peter Rostron, who has been working in the outdoor and snow sports industries for over 30 years, will represent both brands in the UK.

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