Comments made at an inquest into the death of a hill walker on Clogwyn y Garnedd have revealed plans for the Snowdonia National Park Authority to remove "false paths" from Snowdon. Dylan Rattray died instantly after falling 600ft in April with his companionat the time stating that the pair thought they were on an established path. Following the Cornoner's statement that the park had a duty to address the concerns a park spokeswoman said she appreciated the coroner's comments and…
Police are investigating a number of threatening phone calls and videos sent to leading members of the community group attempting to buy Blencathra. In one of the videos, a man pretends to garrote a victim before dumping his body in a bin while the other video, sent from another account, shows a group of people in a rural location with the caption: "In our national forests there are currently 400 unsolved cases of missing persons. Often the bodies are never…
For the last decade the GoreTex brand has dominated the world of waterproofs but with the annual OutDoor at Friedrichshafen fast approaching the brand is under pressure as the competition has upped their game. With the likes of Berghaus, Marmot and Jack Wolfskin all announcing new technology in their waterproofs the battle for the biggest sector in the outdoor clothing market is getting serious and Gore could have a real fight on their hands to maintain their dominant position. While…
Since the announcement that the Brasher brand name is to disappear from the boots market there's been an almost inevitable outcry at the thought. The Brasher name is part of outdoors and sporting history and with over 35 years of history behind it people have become attached to the brand and predictably reluctant to let it go. It's not unusual and by no means limited to the hill walking fraternity, a similar outcry accompanied the High Street demise Woolworths. There's…