October 29, 2019

Project Possible completed as Nims summits 14th 8000er in 190 days

At 8:58 am on 29th October 2019, Nirmal Purja, a 36 year old Nepali born ex UK Special Services soldier, stood at 8,027m above sea…

Project Possible completed as Nims summits 14th 8000er in 190 days

At 8:58 am on 29th October 2019, Nirmal Purja, a 36 year old Nepali born ex UK Special Services soldier, stood at 8,027m above sea…
September 26, 2019

Velo Vaudoises - Cycling Switzerland's high mountain passes

There are some places that are well known for road cycling in the Alps, largely because they are relevant to the Grand Tours of France…

Velo Vaudoises - Cycling Switzerland's high mountain passes

There are some places that are well known for road cycling in the Alps, largely because they are relevant to the Grand Tours of France…
August 21, 2019

Tor des Géants Beautifully Brutal 10th Anniversary – Presented by Montane

One of the greatest non-stop mountain endurance races in the world returns bigger and more brutal for its 10th anniversary.

Tor des Géants Beautifully Brutal 10th Anniversary – Presented by Montane

One of the greatest non-stop mountain endurance races in the world returns bigger and more brutal for its 10th anniversary.
April 03, 2019

MSR Revo Ascent Women's Snowshoes tested and reviewed

You could have been easily forgiven for thinking winter this year was little more then a distant memory. With the UK’s unpredictable weather system, lack…

MSR Revo Ascent Women's Snowshoes tested and reviewed

You could have been easily forgiven for thinking winter this year was little more then a distant memory. With the UK’s unpredictable weather system, lack…
March 29, 2019

Lemonade in Lapland

Huw Oliver and his partner Annie are outdoor educators who were prepared to put their own teaching into practice. Having been on expeditions in Nepal,…

Lemonade in Lapland

Huw Oliver and his partner Annie are outdoor educators who were prepared to put their own teaching into practice. Having been on expeditions in Nepal,…

Adventure

Return to the Swiss Via Alpina

This September I returned to the Swiss Alps, to continue a section hike on the Via Alpina route. I previously hiked three sections in September 2018 and you can read…
November 27, 2019

Return to the Swiss Via Alpina

This September I returned to the Swiss Alps, to continue a section hike on the…

Climbing & Mountaineering

Chombu wins again but Mick Fowler proves his point

Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders have returned to the UK after being repelled for a second time this year by the still unclimbed 6,362m Himalayan mountain Chombu.
November 11, 2019

Chombu wins again but Mick Fowler proves his point

Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders have returned to the UK after being repelled for a…

Cycling

Things to do on a Bike : Remember You're Actually Having Fun

The world is a frustrating place today. Full of people pretending prejudice is a worthwhile opinion. People being more interested in what others are doing and getting enraged about that…
November 13, 2019

Things to do on a Bike : Remember You're Actually Having Fun

The world is a frustrating place today. Full of people pretending prejudice is a worthwhile…

Skiing

Freedom of the Hills - but will the snow last

In 2018 I visited the Cairngorms to write and photograph a feature for the British Mountaineering Council’s ‘Summit’ magazine. The piece was about using eMTBs to access the steep skiing…

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May 28, 2019

Freedom of the Hills - but will the snow last

In 2018 I visited the Cairngorms to write and photograph a feature for the British…

Trail & Ultra Running

Ultras at the double as iconic Cape Wrath Ultra and the Berghaus Dragon’s Back races will be held annually from 2021

The organisers of the Cape Wrath Ultra® and the Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race® have confirmed that both events will take place annually from 2021.
December 09, 2019

Ultras at the double as iconic Cape Wrath Ultra and the Berghaus Dragon’s Back races…

The organisers of the Cape Wrath Ultra® and the Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race® have confirmed…

Travel

New guide puts visitors on the right track in Innsbruck

Visitors to Innsbruck this summer will be among the first to experience the city in a different light and explore the hidden gems that the Capital of the Alps has…
June 12, 2019

New guide puts visitors on the right track in Innsbruck

Visitors to Innsbruck this summer will be among the first to experience the city in…

Latest Review

Mammut Trion Spine 35 tested and reviewed

 Another year, another "back system". Mammut's Trion Spine 35 promises a pack that "works with you to make your load more comfortable and evenly distributed" - sounds so good we…
August 04, 2019

Mammut Trion Spine 35 tested and reviewed

 Another year, another "back system". Mammut's Trion Spine 35 promises a pack that "works with…

Gear News

Robens inflatable yurt spearheads new tent range for adventurous families

The Robens Airventure range is a new concept that addresses the needs of the more adventurous family seeking a choice of inflatable tents that combine performance with practicality.  
February 06, 2019

Robens inflatable yurt spearheads new tent range for adventurous families

The Robens Airventure range is a new concept that addresses the needs of the more…

Blogs

Reeks District: Ireland’s Adventure Playground with Jessie Leong

‘How do you pronounce Carrauntoohil?’ ‘Karen-toole’ replied Piaras, mountain guide from Kerry Climbing. ‘It means inverted sickle, a serrated knife-edge. Just look at the ridge behind you.’
December 03, 2018

Reeks District: Ireland’s Adventure Playground with Jessie Leong

‘How do you pronounce Carrauntoohil?’ ‘Karen-toole’ replied Piaras, mountain guide from Kerry Climbing. ‘It means…