Editorials

We don't buy into products, We buy into experiences.

When I was 13 I decided I was going to have 3 cars when I grew up. A sports car, a 4x4 and a camper van and in my mind…
February 25, 2018

We don't buy into products, We buy into experiences.

When I was 13 I decided I was going to have 3 cars when I…

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…

Outdoor Guides

Down Time - What you need to know before you buy your down jacket

When it comes to selecting an insulated jacket it makes sense to have a look how insulation it works and with just a basic grasp of the essential principles you'll…
October 19, 2018

Down Time - What you need to know before you buy your down jacket

When it comes to selecting an insulated jacket it makes sense to have a look…
June 03, 2020

Abandoning conquest

Today I saw a Tweet suggesting you conquer a hill in your lunchtime. A fine idea you’d imagine, and it is, but something about the language grated.
December 22, 2019

Skin Up to and Ski Off the Cairngorm

For a while now I have wanted to ski tour, finally I managed to get the gear together to be able to! So I headed for the Cairngorm, I had…
August 15, 2019

Albert and being Sustainable.

What connects a tiny patch of snow in Scotland to a Blackpool pub and landslides in the Alps? Henry Iddon pulls the threads together in a guest Editorial on sustainability.
July 17, 2019

The post-industrial landscapes of Snowdonia's slate industry are being re-imagined as a leisure resource

For a period of over 150 years the landscape of Snowdonia, and particularly the western side from Bethesda to Blaenau Ffestiniog was dominated by a brutal, industrial, visage of dark…
June 05, 2019

Wild camping - is it time for a conversation?

Wild camping isn't something we're used to seeing make the national papers, it's something we tend to whisper about in public; seen as illegal but widespread with enlightened national park…
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 Mountaineering Council’s ‘Summit’ magazine. The piece was about using eMTBs to access the steep skiing…
May 21, 2019

What future for hill wakers in the BMC as reports say departing hill walking officer may not be replaced

When the BMC proposed a name change to Climb Britain a couple of years ago the result was a membership meltdown the likes of which the organisation hadn't seen since…

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

Slowly, I begin to submerge my bikini clad body into the icy pool below- a secret dipping spot in the Shropshire Hills. Feeling like a child again..… I brace myself for the cold to sweep across me, then flay around in the water, moving my limps like a frog in a blender, as fast as possible to generate some heat.

Published in Adventure

Autumn, when the light begins to fade earlier and a chill starts to fill the air. Not only the lowering of the temperature but that chilling feeling that summer is gone and all you’re left with is the memories of dusty trails, evening rides and the need for sun cream.

Published in Blogs

World-leading battery manufacturer GP Batteries UK (GP) has donated its handheld torches, new headtorches and rechargeable batteries to Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team; helping the charity to continue to effectively carry out its vital work and save lives.

Published in Industry News

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.

Published in Adventure

 

inov-8 is launching a revolutionary world-first in the sports footwear market following a unique collaboration with scientific experts.

Published in Gear News

For the first time ever, runners are being given the opportunity to race down the world’s toughest ski slope.

Published in Event News

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

A cross-Irish Sea set of collaborative counties in Ireland and Wales has formed a partnership to deliver a new tourism heritage project known as the ‘Celtic Routes’, aimed at bringing Celtic culture, spirit and soul to a new audience.

Published in Adventure

Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF) has confirmed that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 event will not go ahead as planned from 15-17 May.