What’s not to like about Chamonix or Cham as it is affectionately known and it holds plenty of good memories for me as a hard core mountain climbing and skiing base. So joining an Inghams Summer Chamonix Adventure Holiday was a pleasant contrast to suffering above Cham on the slopes of Mont Blanc in a blizzard.

Published in Adventure
Monday, 06 August 2018 12:00

72 hours in the Jungfrau region

Some time, long ago, so the legend has it, a young lady from a nunnery above Interlaken ventured onto the hills and attracted the attention of an ogre living on a neighbouring hill. To protect the nun from the ogre a monk climbed the mountain between them to stand in its way. And so the names of the Jungfrau (young woman) Monch (monk) and Eiger (ogre) were born.

Published in Blogs

The fourth LSU again demonstrated both the allure of the Lake District and the international appeal of skyrunning, with runners representing Austria, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Poland and Romania (as well as Britain) all arriving in Ambleside.

Published in News

Space is at a premium in a campervan, and in a micro-camper you need the lightweight-camper ethos of everything you carry having more than one use. Even taking this into account, once the insulation and lining is in those few millimetres less on all sides seem like metres.

Published in Blogs

The world’s first-ever sports shoes to utilise graphene – the strongest material on the planet – have been unveiled by British brand inov-8.

Published in Gear News

In September 2017, My Outdoors was lucky enough to be invited by Swiss Tourism on a press trip showcasing hiking through different regions of Switzerland using the World famous Swiss public transport system that combines trains, boats and a system of cog and funicular high-mountain railways. A spell of high pressure ensured the weather was perfect for the whole trip, making for perfect conditions to explore the mountains.

Published in Blogs

The organisers of Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF) have revealed a late addition to an already packed line up of events and attractions for this year’s event. New for 2018, the Blacks Air Display will see the AeroSPARX aerobatic stunt display team and the Osprey Skydiving team take to the skies above Derwentwater to entertain thousands of visitors gathered in Crow Park for the festival’s live music programme on 8 and 9 June.

Having already ticked 6 of the 7 required summits off in good time, the expedition’s goal to break the ‘7Summits’ world speed record was achieved in the early hours of this morning, when Steve Plain and Montane Athlete Jon Gupta summited Mount Everest a full 9 days ahead of the previous world record.

Published in News

Chris Packham adds a new string to his creative bow following his younger sister, international fashion designer Jenny Packham, with the launch of his own clothing range.

Published in Gear News

The Drystone Route, also know as the GR221, runs from Port Andratx along the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, across the island of Mallorca to Port de Pollenca. Trail runner Ward Linney took on the challenge of its largely unmarked route over 3 days earlier this year.

Popular Gear News

  • Mountaineering Scotland warns against magnets in clothing +

    Mountain safety experts have warned against a worrying trend in the outdoor clothing market. Magnetic closures on gloves and jackets Read More
  • Berghaus start new season with launch of new range of waterproof jackets +

    Berghaus is helping the public to stride out in confidence this autumn with the launch of a new range of Read More
  • Osprey's New Transporter - the perfect marriage of durability and lightweight versatility +

    AdventureProof. Osprey Transporters are tough, high-quality duffels designed to withstand the rigours of adventure. Representing the pinnacle of performance in Read More
  • Robens launch new Lite Range of tents and tarp tent +

    Award-winning outdoor equipment manufacturer, Robens, has launched a Lite range of quick, easy-to-pitch technical tents to meet the challenges of Read More
  • 1
  • 2

Featured Articles

  • Osprey's New Transporter - the perfect marriage of durability and lightweight versatility +

    AdventureProof. Osprey Transporters are tough, high-quality duffels designed to withstand the rigours of adventure. Representing the pinnacle of performance in Read More
  • Mammut: Redefining the Extreme +

    NEW EIGER EXTREME COLLECTION FOR 17/18 Extreme products for extreme applications: now in its fourth generation, the new Mammut Eiger Read More
  • Boardman Tasker Night comes to Buxton on 11th October +

    The LowePro Buxton Adventure Festival returns on 11th October with a special evening celebrating the lives and achievements of two Read More
  • 1