It's been three months since As the Crow Flies first screened at Kendal and next month it feature amongst the highlights of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival. In the three months since its debut on the large screen I've watched the film at least half a dozen times and not once during all those watches have I hit fast forward or skipped a second. That's not because every second is essential to follow the story, but that every second is part…
Monday, 15 December 2014 15:19

Five of the Best Outdoor Books of 2014

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Despite the dire predictions of the death of the book the reality is that not only has the book survived the digital revolution, but books have flourished. Some say that we're in a golden age of outdoor literature, a claim partially reinforced by a record entry in this year's Boardman Tasker Awards. With books available in both hard form and digital, if anything, reading has become increasingly popular. With the winter nights firmly on us we've picked out our favourite…
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 14:40

Jon Griffith's Alpine Exposures reviewed

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For many people the first time they heard the name Jon Griffith was when the media world exploded as a fight broke out high on Mount Everest. Jon was the "British photographer" in the news reports, trapped alongside Ueli Steck and Simone Moro at Camp 2. In the worlds of mountaineering and adventure photography, however, Jon Griffith was already an established and hugely respected name. In his book Alpine Exposures Jon presents a stunning photographic record of ten years of…
Monday, 03 November 2014 10:04

Trails in Motion at Like the Wind Pop Up reviewed

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Like the Wind isn’t your normal running magazine. Whereas many feature cover to cover advertisements, how to’s aimed at beginners and gear tests, Like the Wind takes a different approach. Instead it focuses on the stories that running brings, the journeys people take and the reasons why they do. Furthermore, as a non-for profit, any money made is donated to the contributors chosen charities. Printed on quality paper, content supplied by contributors for free, the journal marries illustrations, photography and…
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