Sunday, 20 March 2016 15:30

A Winter Week in the Alps

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In a follow up to the article The MyOutdoors Guide to Chamonix between the seasons from Dave and James, one of our Mountaineering Team, Alan 'Tosh' McIntosh and his wife Sam, headed for the Alps earlier this year. Alan describes how they developed their Alpinism skills from Ice Climbing to Snowshoeing to an Introduction to Skiing with details of the areas they visited and some costs associated with their experiences.
Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:24

I'm a cyclist, so why do I ski?

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Skiing presents me with a problem. I'm useless at it. My normal tactic to hide my ineptness at an activity to be extremely photogenic and pose my way to credibility. With Skiing I can't do this and every single photo of me on skis makes me look like the terrified…
Monday, 25 January 2016 09:58

The cycle of experience and judgement

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The weather looked like it was playing ball so I organised a day out with Alan and Robert, permissions were granted and from then on the isobars were watched with interest to see where the day would take us.
In a Guest Blog, influential writer and cycling campaigner John Horscroft gives us his views n the crisis facing our National Parks - It's obvious how much the British love their national parks as I slowly weave my way through crowds enjoying the Peak District in the late season sun. A welcome September warmth has flushed out walkers, cyclists, climbers, horse riders as well as tortoiseshell butterflies and flocks of meadow pipit. It is one of those days when the sense of outrageous good…
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