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,…
December 17, 2018

Hiking the highlights of Switzerland's Via Alpina

This September 2018 I was kindly invited back to Switzerland with Swiss Tourism, to do a solo section hike of part of the Via Alpina.

Hiking the highlights of Switzerland's Via Alpina

This September 2018 I was kindly invited back to Switzerland with Swiss Tourism, to do a solo section hike of part of the Via Alpina.
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 inverted sickle, a serrated knife-edge. Just look at the ridge…

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…

Adventure

Reasons Why Van Living/Travelling is Becoming More Popular

Somewhere in your brain is probably an image of a horse drawn Romany caravan, jolting and juddering its way along the dappled shade of tree lined lane.
September 04, 2019

Reasons Why Van Living/Travelling is Becoming More Popular

Somewhere in your brain is probably an image of a horse drawn Romany caravan, jolting…

Climbing & Mountaineering

Scottish Climber becomes first Brit to complete renowned ‘Alpine Trilogy’

Scottish climber Robbie Phillips, 29, has become the first Briton to finish the ‘Alpine Trilogy’, a trio of the hardest rock climbs in Europe.
August 16, 2019

Scottish Climber becomes first Brit to complete renowned ‘Alpine Trilogy’

Scottish climber Robbie Phillips, 29, has become the first Briton to finish the ‘Alpine Trilogy’,…

Cycling

Innsbruck Secures Prestigous Three-Year Mountain Bike World Tour Deal

Action-packed ‘Capital of the Alps‘ Innsbruck has secured its unique place on the international mountain bike competition circuit until 2022. Organisers of the Crankworx World Tour have confirmed the city…
August 24, 2019

Innsbruck Secures Prestigous Three-Year Mountain Bike World Tour Deal

Action-packed ‘Capital of the Alps‘ Innsbruck has secured its unique place on the international mountain…

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

Montane Partner with Spine Race for 2020

After the success of last year’s ground-breaking Spine race, Montane renew the partnership with Ultra Endurance Series to sponsor the event for another 3 years.
September 19, 2019

Montane Partner with Spine Race for 2020

After the success of last year’s ground-breaking Spine race, Montane renew the partnership with Ultra…

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

Zamberlan Virtex GTX tested and reviewed

Over the years it's become accepted that UK user have slightly different requirements from their kit than both our European neighbours and the US user. While "UK specific" is commonplace…
September 09, 2019

Zamberlan Virtex GTX tested and reviewed

Over the years it's become accepted that UK user have slightly different requirements from their…

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…