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Good to see the outdoors world responding to sensationalist national media blatherings.
Here's the sadness of it - when winters are hard, tragically people die in the mountains. They die because it's colder, they die because snow is an intrinsically fluid and potentially hazardous medium and they die, sometimes, because all of us are human and we are fallible, we make mistakes.
And in ... Continue reading
Want to see how Microspikes work for running on ice? Check out this nice little video from Fell Running Guide.
We've just run a round-up of some of the best snow and ice gripper options, including Kahtoola's Microspikes and thought you might like a look at this neat little video from Fell Running Guide showing them in use in a very icy Peak District - note just how quick and easy ... Continue reading
New Windy Convertible Mitt morphs from full windproof mitt into fingerless glove and back again.
New this winter from accessory specialist Extremities is the Windy Convertible Mitt, a fully windproof mitten made from Gore Windstopper fabric that can be flipped back to create a fingerless glove for those tasks where naked fingers are essential.
We've used similar mitts from Eider and they work well for short periods of ... Continue reading
Check out the trailers for the free Cityscape Cinema features at this year's Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.
We've already told you about the Cityscape Cinema at this year's ShAFF - it's a chance to see two extreme sports films for free at an outside screen above Sheffield station on the evening of 2 March and here are the trailers for the two films.
First there's the Red Bull ... Continue reading
Ella Kirkpatrick climbs El Cap at 13 years old, plus spills the beans on her dad on BBC iPlayer.
The CBBC programme about Ella Kirkpatrick's record-breaking ascent of El Capitan is available on BBC iPlayer if you, or your kids, have 30 minutes or so to spare. And judging from a quick skim through, it's a thoroughly entertaining watch narrated by the extraordinarily self-possessed Ms Kirkpatrick.
Much better than a lot ... Continue reading
Latest Gore-Tex Experience Tour challenge is the chance to crew for a leg of a round-the-world yacht race. Blimey...
The latest opportunity in the ongoing Gore-Tex Experience Tour is a chance to crew a yacht on a leg of the famous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and what's more, no previous experience is necessary, you just need a healthy dose of adventourousness (sorry) and 'a will to succeed'.
There are two ... Continue reading
Climbing's governing body goes downright weird with this frankly owlful public information broadcast...
We've absolutely no grouse with the BMC producing public information broadcasts that might just ruffle the odd feather, but this is arguably simply owlful...
It's a moving picture sort of thing aimed at stopping climbers from swanning around climbing everything in sight this spring regardless of bird bans. It's either inspired or ... Continue reading
Andy Kirkpatrick's daughter climbed El Cap at the age of 13 and the TV programme of her climb is set to screen tomorrow.
So what's a 13-year-old girl doing posing for photos in Yosemite with Andy Kirkpatrick - him in the blue - Paul Tattersall, Aldo Kane and Ben Pritchard, all fairly well known climbers?
Well, the story goes a bit like this: last summer Ella Kirkpatrick, Andy's daughter, tackled a four-day climb called Tangerine Trip ... Continue reading
The original outdoors hydration system is still around, but Platy now does packs as well.
I have hazy, nostalgic, feelgood memories of Platypus from back in the day when hydration systems seemed impossibly exotic and Platy was the new kid on the outdoors block.
One Big Ice-Pop
Possibly the best involves one of their three-litre original bladders having to be hung off the compression straps of my pack ... Continue reading
Leo Houlding and team talk about their Ulvetanna summit success just after climbing the mountain.
Ooops, nearly forgot this neat little Berghaus video featuring Leo Houlding and the rest of the Ulvetanna team talking to camera with the mountain posing atmospherically in the background.
'Its been a hell of an adventure,' says Leo. 'The weather's been amazing, apart from a couple of times... The plane's arrived to ... Continue reading
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