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Guardian carries report from Israeli trekker caught in the Annapurna Circuit blizzard.

Nepal Trekking Tragedy - Firsthand Report

It's becoming clear that the 12 deaths reported in the initial aftermath of unseasonal blizzards in Nepal which hit the Annapurna region in particular, were just an initial estimate with reports now suggesting that upwards of 29 people, both Nepalese nationals and trekkers have died.

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The Monowalker is a versatile hiking and biking trailer that takes over 50% of the load off your back.

Meet The Monowalker Hiking Trailer...

Every so often people send us e-mails and releases about stuff that, on the face of it, is just a teensy bit mad. I reckon the Monowalker falls pretty much into that category. In short, it's a modular trailer that can be used either single or double-wheeled ...  Continue reading

In this week's list of outdoor videos we have an interesting look into large format photography

Ridge Ride #1 Returns: Brecon Beacons | GoPro Chest Mount MTB - The first Ridge ridden in the Ridge Ride Series set in the Black Mountains range in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. The rider goes to the Pen Y Manllwyn summit next to Waun Fach, before riding all the way ...  Continue reading

See how Danny MacAskill's film, The Ridge, was made in this BBC Scotland documentary.

The Inn Pinn By Bike On iPlayer Now

If you were amazed by Danny MacAskill's latest viral sensation, The Ridge, which shows the Scottish mountain biker riding along Skye's Cuillin Ridge, you might just want to put aside 30 minutes to watch the BBC Scotland documentary, Danny MacAskill - Riding The ...  Continue reading

In this week's selection of outdoors videos we bring you a couple of really inspiring individual stories

Extreme Toys | MTB & BMX | Playmobil StopMotion - This is blooming brilliant. What these guys can do with a digital camera and a little plastic man is pretty special and actually quite inspiring, in an odd way, to get out on the bike.

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The latest Terry Abraham film is out shortly, check out

Backpacking In The Lakes With Chris Townsend - Trailer

The Terry Abraham fella has a new film due out shortly, Backpacking In The Lakes With Chris Townsend and the trailer is hot off the digital presses, or whatever trailers come off… Chris, is both the owner of one of the definitive outdoor ...  Continue reading

Who says smaller riders don't have more fun? Check out Team Playmobil getting rad!

Extreme Toys | MTB & BMX | Playmobil StopMotion

This is blooming brilliant. What these guys can do with a digital camera and a little plastic man is pretty special and actually quite inspiring, in an odd way, to get out on the bike.

The man behind the video is Karim Rejeb, who ...  Continue reading

So what's it like at the UK's mecca of outdoors sports and activities?

My Experience of Plas Y Brenin National Mountain Centre

It was the last day of my Plas y Brenin climbing course, a time in which my worryingly trusting instructors let me loose on a vertical face of rock with nobody supporting me from above. Sure enough the gung-ho person that I am ...  Continue reading

In this week's selection of outdoor videos we bring you a bit more proper mountain biking

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge - #TheRidge is the brand new film from Danny Macaskill... For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin ...  Continue reading

Are smartphones making dummies of us all?

Are Apps Dumbing Down The Outdoors?

If you've read our recent feature on Ten of the Best Outdoors Smartphone Apps you'll know there's a virtual dumper truck's worth of the things just waiting to be downloaded onto your all-singing, all-dancing mobile phone come digital life companion.

What really got me though, was ...  Continue reading

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