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twu2016 web yellow 1180x160 9th Dec 2016 This Way Up - Heading In The Right Direction

I was lucky enough last week to attend a two day conference in Glasgow for the independent film industry. This Way Up is an annual event that tours from one city to another in the north of the...

ArticleImageHandler.ashx 27th Jul 2016 What's In A Name?

A an awful lot it would seem. I've been climbing for many years. I'm a member of, and have worked alongside, and even with for a short time, the British Mountaineering Council. The BMC.   ...

IMG 2550 25th Jul 2016 Sky's The Limit

The Tour De France finished yesterday. I watched it avidly for the whole three weeks, either via the hour-long summary programme each evening, or on a few days, watching things unfold live....

P1010168 24th Jul 2016 Wild Swimming Scaremongering

Last week I was saddened to read of an 11 year old boy who had died in Rotherham , tombstoning.   Tombstoning is a terrible name for what he was doing, invented by the media to discourage...

P8281141 20th Jul 2016 Some Maritime Marmots

The Maritime Alps are a fairly quiet corner of France nestled between their bigger siblings to the north, and the Mediterranean cost  to the south. Less known usually equates to less visited...

P8200368 13th Jul 2016 Swimming With Snakes

I've been meaning to write up some of our summer adventures  from 2016 for some time. Decide to do it as a series of separate pieces. Here's the first. Swimming with snakes.   I've still...

P5290140 11th Jul 2016 Scottish Sea Kayaking Trip Report

It’s often said that the west coast of Scotland, without midges, and in good weather, is as good as it gets. May half term does its best each year to prove this point. 2012 Arisaig - sunny and...

P5290140 29th Jun 2016 Life Of A Tent Blog - Update

I just updated my life Of A Tent Blog which charts the life of a pretty exceptional tent from Decathlon. Interestingly nobody else seems to be making a tent comparable to this one. You'll see from...

Arthur James Heason 11th May 2016 Two youths on a Cycling Tour in the Peak of Derbyshire

Two youths on a Cycling Tour in the Peak of Derbyshire May 1915 On a tolerably fine Saturday morning in May 1915 my friend Cyril Cope and I commenced a tour “on the wheel” of the...

Mallorca 312 5th May 2016 (Un)luckiest Day...

Last Saturday I had the privilege to ride my bike with some of my best mates in an amazing place. It didn't all go smoothly however. The place was Mallorca, the route was the 312 Sportive. 312km...

The Outdoor City 3rd Nov 2015 Sheffield - The Outdoor City - A Plan Of Action

For what feels like about 18 months now Sheffield City Council have been working towards re-branding Sheffield as The Outdoor City. It's been a really exciting time, and I've been very pleased to...

P9190010 22nd Sep 2015 A Very Sheffield #Microadventure

Alastair Humphreys coined the term Microadventures and has written a great book about them. Essentially a microadventure is something that you can do in a short amount of time, close to where you...

P8020016 6th Aug 2015 Amazing Kids?

I've just completed one of the best journeys of my life to date. 4 days of incredibly varied biking from Wales to the Peak District. The weather was kind, the scenery stunning, the roads and...

Camaro Uto Pulsor 7th Jul 2015 Camaro Uto Pulsor Swim Run Wetsuit

It's an interesting moment when a development of equipment opens up an entire new sport. Of course there's nothing new about combining running and swimming - in fact on a trip to Denmark last...

P6260082 6th Jul 2015 Life Of A Tent Night #22

Spent our 22nd night in our tent wild camping last weekend. Check out the Blog

Alpkit Torch 1 20th Apr 2015 Alpkit Factory Visit & Head Torch Product Testing

A month or so back I popped into the Alpkit offices and warehouse which is based just outside of Nottingham. Despite having a good working relationship with the guys who run Alpkit - they started...

Lif Of A Tent 15th Apr 2015 Life Of A Tent

Not exactly a Blog post in its own right, but a pointer to an entirely new Blog called Life Of A Tent that I created yesterday to follow the life of one of our tents, reviewed here last year.

shaff votio 19th Mar 2015 New Vot.io App Launch

This year at ShAFF we’ve teamed up with Sheffield based, new business start-up, Beautiful Everything. Beautiful Everything are a digital innovation company. They’ve been looking at the...

Best Of ShAFF 240 23rd Jan 2015 ShAFF Quality Control

This is ShAFF's 10th year. Every year we publically announce that this year's line up is bigger and better than ever before. It's one of those statements that I feel a little uncomfortable stating...

Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 08.47.16 15th Jan 2015 Please Stop Sneering - A Plea From An Accidental Adventure Sports PR

They are incredulous because it is incredible.  They are staggered because it is a staggering achievement. I’ve just woken up to an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme about the...

PJ Interview 4th Dec 2014 A Warm Welcome On A Cold Night

I was driving home after a meeting yesterday. It was getting dark and I spotted a guy up ahead with a large rucksack on heading into a particularly dangerous section of woods (dangerous as in...

P4240377 7th Nov 2014 Should We Put Strava Signs In The Peak District?

It occurred to me the other day that we have a national park full of amazing natural resources - crags and cliffs, woods and trails - but that we don't do a very good job of signposting them. I've...

Denmark 7 4th Nov 2014 Family Cycle Touring In Denmark

It started out as a basic concept. To go away as a family with our bikes. Simple.  Actually not so simple. There were some sub-clauses you see. The boys are only 5 and 8 so no big hills; it was...

Swimming Sign 11th Aug 2014 Are We Becoming Too Cautious?

A number of separate things happened this weekend which made me think that we are becoming over-cautious here in the UK. First of all I read a press release issued by the Snowdonia Mountain...

Steepdge 8th Aug 2014 Bringing Adventure Film Festivals To Your Lounge

So a couple of months ago the guys from Steepedge approached us at ShAFF to ask whether we might work together, helping to source films for the platform, and then to promote them, as there's a lot...

Northofthesunmasterposter copy1 5th Aug 2014 A Film Every Teenager Should Watch

A couple of years ago I was sat in my lounge on yet another night of watching films pre-ShAFF. 10 minutes in and I called upstairs to my wife to come and watch. She got half way down the stairs...

DSC 8931a 1st Aug 2014 Is There Such A Thing As An Urban Fell Race?

It's a tricky distinction deciding what constitutes a fell run and when a fell run becomes a trail run. I grew up in Snowdonia where fell runs (and races) were literally up and down a mountain. I...

The Shining 31st Jul 2014 An Alaskan Madman

Yesterday I asked for people to send in their best hith hiking stories. My Dad sent this one through... This isn’t baloney;  it’s true in every last detail. October, 1991. Haines Junction,...

MED 0031 30th Jul 2014 Couch Surfing, Hitch Hiking & Ironman Karma

When I was a kid I remember it was a common sight to see people by the road side with a big rucksack and piece of cardboard, thumb out, and looking friendly if not desperate. Hitching was also...

Welsh 3000ers 1 17th Jul 2014 Welsh 3,000ers Run

Not many summers go by without an attempt at some challenge or other. Previously they've always been climbing related ones - starred HVSs at Stanage or Millstone for example - but this year it was...

VOD 11th Jul 2014 A Shift In Attitudes - Adventure Film Rental Comes Of Age?

First there were video tapes, then came DVDs which lasted a while and still exist in small numbers today. Blurays took over from DVDs at about the same time as digital files became available...

Open 7th Jul 2014 Don't KNow What You've Got 'Till It's Gone

I remember listening to a song by that title as a teenager and applying it to all manner of things and thinking how true it was then. I'd re-write the phrase now as 'You don't know what you've...

LessRageMoreMutualRespectJune2014BuxtonAdvertiser 20th Jun 2014 Cycling - less rage, more mutual respect

I've been cycling for 30 years and driving for more than 20 and even passed my advanced driving test 10 years ago.  You'd think I'd drive in a considerate manner to cyclists... Read full...

shaff black white Best Of 18th Mar 2014 ShAFF 2014 Top 5

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Chasing Ice 672 7th Mar 2014 Film Can Change The World

Last night I organised a film screening of Chasing Ice. It's a feature length documentary about a renowned photographer by the name of James Balog, who has dedicated much of his life to...

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