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“National parks are certainly not safe" says Kate Ashbrook
One of the positive things to come out of last year's Kinder 80 birthday celebrations was an annual Spirit of Kinder Day - intended to keep the access fires burning - the first of which was held last Saturday at New Mills Town Hall.
The event, which too place just across the road ... Continue reading
Crazy French guys ski and bike from the summit of Mont Blanc to the centre of Chamonix in just shy of half an hour...
You've got to love national stereotypes, right? Like those crazy French guys - who else would climb Mont Blanc then descend to the centre of Chamonix just 14km away by a combination of ski and bike pausing only to get lost in a forest part-way down? Enjoy... Continue reading
Meeja reports ‘terrifying fight between climbers and Sherpas close to the peak of Mount Everest'.
It says something about the speed and reach of modern communications that the Daily Mail no less, is reporting that a British photographer has been injured in what it calls 'a terrifying fight' between climbers and Sherpas at around 7,000 metres on Everest.
Even more astonishingly the Mail reports that along ... Continue reading
First minister set to visit Snowdonian construction site today.
If you've been to Snowdonia recently, you may have noticed that the Ogwen Valley visitor centre has been looking like a construction site for a while now as the centre and Warden's Office are upgraded to make them better able to cope with the increasing numbers of visitors to the area.
And ... Continue reading
Two of the world's greatest climbers announce 'something different' objective on the world's highest mountain.
Two of the world's top mountaineers are set to team up to attempt an unspecificed route on Everest this spring, Simone Moro and Ueli Steck are aiming for 'something different' on the worl's highest mountain - according to the video above, they have 'a few ideas'. Interesting... Continue reading
Lakes-based retailer gets in touch with its feminine side with a change of name and branding... right.
We were so distracted by the Government's preposterous April Fool, the one about it being British Summer Time, that some of yesterday's more serious outdoor news stories somehow slipped under our radar, among them the decision by George Fisher of Keswick's decision to rebrand itself with a more female-friendly image.
The store ... Continue reading
Check out the video from last year's Arc'ademy for some summer alpine inspiration.
Online registration for this June's Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy in Chamonix has just opened - see our news story for full details including how to land a free place - and here, as if by magic, is a video of last year's event. And if that doesn't make you want to ... Continue reading
Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden are on the shortlist for the 2013 Piolet d’Or Award
Fowler And Ramsden Nominated For Piolet d'Or
Berghaus-sponsored climber Mick Fowler and his partner Paul Ramsden are among the six nominations for this year's Piolet d'Or climbing award, a kind of the mountaineering equivalent of the Footballer of the Year adn very definitely not a mass-market French wine, which the pair previously ... Continue reading
Check out the official trailer for the Dragon's Back Race film from Slackjaw.
The official trailer for the imminent film of last year's Dragon's Back Race is out - take a look! It's not just 'any race', the event is a multi-day mountain-running event that follows the spine of Wales and has been run only twice. In other words, it's a bit of a ... Continue reading
Gritty suffer-fest specialist Andy Kirkpatrick is the latest addition to the Montane team of sponsored athletes.
The latest addition to Montane's team of supported athletes is climber, entertaining mountaineering stand-up speaker and (recently retired) author, Andy Kirkpatrick, who we encountered briefly while we were previewing Montane's autumn 2013 range.
Twice winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize for mountain literature, Andy is best known for suffering a lot, ... Continue reading
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