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We took on the PlanetFear Lakes Epic mountain bike two-dayer at the Keswick Mountain Festival, here's how we got on...
Walking or biking's a classic dilemma for some of us, but the weekend's inaugural Keswick Mountain Festival PlanetFear Lakes Epic meant you got to do a bit of both, albeit with a bike in tow... let's call it 'carrying'.
I do ride a mountain bike as well as walking, quite a bit. ... Continue reading
The Swdish outdoor brand is set to sponsor the Open5 Adventure Race Series in 2011/12.
Haglöfs is sponsoring the Open5 Adventure Race Series of events in 2011/12 in conjunction with organiser Open Adventure.
The Swedish brand's range of Intense, 'fast and light' kit aimed at adventure racers, mountain bikers and runners is ideal for this sort of thing and makes Haglöfs a highly appropriate sponsor.
Here's the release ... Continue reading
Frenchman Philippe Gatta's best known as an ultra-runner. but it seems he's not a bad climber either.
When Berghaus recruited Frenchman Philippe Gatta to their team of sponsored athletes it was on the basis of his credentials as a leading ultra-distance runner – he's been testing their new Gore-Tec Active Shell running tops for autumn 2011 – so it came as a bit of a shock when he ... Continue reading
How do you prepare physically for a winter Munro round under your own steam? Ben Hunter's latest update.
Ben Hunter is aiming to become the first person to tackle all the winter Munros in a continuous, completely human-powered round using legs, bike and kayak this coming winter and he's blogging about his preparations on OM - links to previous blogs below.
How do you train for a trip ... Continue reading
Iconic mountain tent celebrates a quarter century in 2012 and Terra Nova want to hear your Quasar stories.
Believe it or not, Terra Nova's iconic Quasar geodesic mountain tent will mark its 25th anniversary next year and as part of the celebrations, Terra Nova wants to hear your Quasar stories.
The legendary two-person mountain tent - it was probably 'two-man' back then - was originally designed by Ben Winteringham and ... Continue reading
We're giving one away at the moment, here's why you might want it.
I've never been that keen on so-called 'outdoor watches', they generally seem to be too big for my wrists and horribly vulnerable to abrasive scrapage in climbing situations. I spent a whole year climbing and trekking in South America with just a cheap Casio digital to tell the time by - ... Continue reading
Skulking among the Polartec APEX Award winners is a base layer top designed specifically to be used by special forces - Patagonia had a hand in it. Interesting...
We've just carried a news story on the 2011 Polartec APEX Award winners, but we also found this in the North American section and thought it'd appeal to all your camo freaks out there...
It's a baselayer designed by Patagonia in conjunction with the Special Operations Forces Survival Support and Ready ... Continue reading
We test out the new Vango Velocity 300 with its AirBeam technology in fierce Lakes conditions.
Vango Velocity 300 Tried
We're just back from the Lakes where we took part in a very wet and windy two-day mountain bike challenge - the Lakes Epic, more about that tomorrow - but also got the chance to try out Vango's new AirBeam technology in the form of a Velocity 300, ... Continue reading
More details and video of Garmin's new state of the art Montana outdoors GPS unit.
We told you about the new Garmin Montana last week, but here's a Garmin video of the unit outlining the main features of the new GPS along with some, erm, banging tunes, and we also have a little more information about what main differences there are with the existing Oregon ... Continue reading
Sheffield's Cliffanger outdoors outdoor event returns in July, check out Al Lee's new teaser video for a taster.
Yep, it's that time of year again. Cliffhanger, Sheffield's ace outdoor outdoors festival returns for 2011 on 2-3 July in Millhouses Park with a mix of try it yourself climbing, biking and other opprortunities, bouldering and climbing events, live music, food, and loads more.
Watch Alastair Lee's video for a taster and ... Continue reading
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