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Boreal Diobolo Rock Shoe 13th Nov 2018 Boreal Diabolo Rock Shoes

It's been some time since I have climbed in Boreal shoes. I think I still have one of the iconic pairs of Ninja slippers somewhere in a cupboard. The Diabolo is a far cry from it's aged cousin....

Mountain Fuel Jellies 6th Nov 2018 Mountain Fuel Jellies

I read about Mountain Fuel's new Jellies online recently so thought I’d try some out. Marketed as a more easily stomachable alternative to the now ubiquitous gels they look very similar to...

Thermarest Questar 1 30th Oct 2018 Thermarest Questar Sleeping Bag

It may come as a surprise to learn that Therm-a-rest don't only make sleeping mattresses. So successful has their brand awareness campaign for what is generally seen as the original mattresses,...

VJ Sport XTRM 1 10th Oct 2018 Title: VJ Sport XTRM – A true mountain running shoe

True mountain running shoes are hard to come by. You need them to be good on rock, so not too heavily studded and able to grip in the wet. They need to hold firm on wet grassy and...

Ajax 5 20th Sep 2018 Review - Ajax Waterproof Jacket from Montane

Montane Women’s Ajax Jacket Review I’ve had my previous waterproof jacket for 15 years before it fell apart, I know this is likely past most manufacturers expected lifetimes for a jacket,...

Classic Routes Of The Ecrins 5th Sep 2018 Classic Routes Of The Ecrins -0 Sbastian Constant

This is a delight of a guidebook. It's A5 portrait and 200 pages (but only 75mm thick) so fits into a rucksack pocket pretty easily. The cover is plastic laminated so it will stand up to a bit...

Edelrid OHM 4th Sep 2018 Edelrid OHM - Assisted Braking Device

I'm a big guy. I'm well used to being belayed by people who are lighter than me and have had my share of exciting falls / drops in my time. I now also have two boys who climb. They are both...

Wild-Guide-Wales-3D-lr-450 26th Jul 2018 Wild Guide - Wales

UPDATE Wild Things Publishing have now made most of their books available as interactive apps via Itunes and Google Play. The apps work pretty nicely featuring a navigable map, as well as...

Wild Swimming France Cover 24th Jul 2018 Wild Swimming - France

UPDATE Wild Things Publishing have now made most of their books available as interactive apps via Itunes and Google Play. The apps work pretty nicely featuring a navigable map, as well as...

Thermarest Mondo King 3D 19th Jul 2018 Therm-a-Rest Mondo King 3D Sleeping Mattress

I've reviewed quite a few mattresses over the years, but never anything on this scale. The Mondo King 3D is a giant. First off it's big before it's even inflated. I am testing the Large which...

x-talon-230-grey-teal-1 26th Jun 2018 Inov-8 X-Talon 230s

The Inov-8 X-Talon 230s are a great lightweight fell running shoe. The lightness has not resulted in compromise in shock absorption or foot support. They really are a comfortable shoe.   I...

Obos-Ws-Sapphire-Mid-B-DRY Java side 25th Jun 2018 The Oboz Women’s Sapphire Mid B Dry

Designed specifically for the woman’s foot, as soon as I put this shoe on I knew I wouldn’t have any problems with fit. The fit is slim, so a person with a wider foot might not enjoy the...

Zamberlan Intrepid Hydrobloc 19th Jun 2018 Zamberlan 125 Intrepid RR

I reckon I'd be pretty chuffed if I were allowed the name of these shoes in a game of Scrabble! Zamberlan are one of the premier walking book manufacturers on the planet and have sensibly...

Berghaus Ridgemaster 23rd May 2018 Berghaus Ridgemaster Jacket

The Ridgemaster is a medium-weight waterproof jacket suitable for the harshest weather. It's a GORE-TEX membrane so works as you'd expect to keep the rain out, but also keep you ventilated....

Rab Powerstretch Tights 1 21st May 2018 Rab Polartec Powerstretch Ladies’ leggings

User’s review of Rab Polartec Powerstretch Ladies’ leggings What an absolute delight it is to contemplate composing this review, knowing in advance that I will not have to use...

Berghaus Pro Bib Shell Pant 17th May 2018 Berghaus Pro Bib Shell Pant

Let's get some terminology sorted out first. Bib is an Americanism for salopettes, which is in turn European. Dungarees is now a pretty old fashioned term. Essentially they are all the same...

Wild-Guide-Portugal Page 01 16th May 2018 Wild Guide Portugal

It's quite a while since I last went to Portugal. Nearly 30 years I think! Looking at this guide it'll definitely be less than 30 before I go again :-)   Reviewing a guide when you haven't...

Mountain Adventures In The Maurienne 15th May 2018 Mountain Adventures In The Maurienne

The full title of this book is Mountain Adventures In The Maurienne, The Vanoise and Dauphine Alps. It features day walks. Walking tours, scrambles, rock climbs, via ferratas, mountaineering...

wild+guide+scotland+cover 14th May 2018 Wild Guide To Scotland

Wild Guides are now coming thick and fast from Wild Things Publishing. The latest to arrive through my door is the Wild Guide to Scotland. It's the same format as the previous ones: basically...

Salomon Snowcross Shoes 9th May 2018 Salomon Snowcross Shoes

Sadly these babies arrived the day after the last snow of the season melted (surely there's no more to come?) so I haven’t given them a true test and won't do so for some time. However that...

GravityWorks 2L Filter 18th Apr 2018 Platypus Water Filter - Gravity Works 2l Complete Kit

Last summer we found ourselves in California visiting friends. During the trip we spent some time in the Sierra Nevada mountains, a stunningly beautiful area crammed full of rivers and lakes....

Rab Latok Hat 16th Apr 2018 Rab Latok Hat

It's been a tough winter so I've done a lot of hat-wearing over the last six months. Years ago I had a decent mountain hat with ear flaps and a peak, but somewhere aliong the line it got lost...

Montane Cordillera Thermal Tights 21st Mar 2018 Montane Cordillera Thermal Tights

Last Saturday was one of those magical weather days that don’t come around very often. Snowy, windy, sunny, windy, cold and windy. I was out for the best part of five hours, running our local...

Salomo Speedtrak 20th Mar 2018 Salomon Speedtrak Running Shoes

It’s not often that you can say a pair of shoes got you to a meeting on time. The Speedtraks arrived on the day of the said meeting. I work from home and juggle squeezing out for a run,...

Vaude Kids Snow Cup Gloves 19th Mar 2018 Kids Snow Cup Gloves - VAUDE

For years my kids had complained of snow getting between the end of their jacket and the end of their gloves, so when it came time to get some new gloves I decided to find a pair that would...

VauDe Bormio Gloves 18th Mar 2018 VAUDE Bormio Gloves

Whilst I've had ski and mountaineering gloves with an extra long cuff in the past I've never had a pair of light weight gloves which go much beyond my wrist. The Bormio I have in an extra large...

Canyoning IN The Alps 1st Feb 2018 Canyoning In The Alps - Northern Italy And Ticino

The size of this book, and the relatively small area of the Alps that it covers, is testament to the wealth and breadth of the sport of canyoning.  Initially I thought I'd hit paydirt...

walks-and-treks-in-the-maritime-alps 31st Jan 2018 Walks & Treks In The Maritime Alps

Another pocket sized guide from Cicerone who have definitely cornered the market when it comes to continental Europe. This guide features 220 pages (that's 18 walks of between 6km and 20km as...

Mountain Adventures In Chamonix 19th Jan 2018 Mountain Adventures In Chamonix

It seems apt that I am writing this review on the same morning as watching a short video a friend sent me of some very adventurous looking conditions in the French Alps.     I also went...

IMG 5173 3rd Jan 2018 Freeloader Sixer & Supercharger (Solar Charger)

The Freeloader Sixer is a genuinely cool bit of kit. It's a 6,000mAh power pack for charging your phone, tablet, or other device, but has a built in mini solar panel array so that it can charge...

Salomon S Lab Wings 8 21st Dec 2017 Salomon S Lab Wings 8 Running Shoes

I got these shoes primarily for a single event. That may seem frivolous, but given that the event was the pinnacle of my running 'career' to date I figured it was fair.   The shoes are...

VauDe Escape Kids Pants 19th Dec 2017 Kids Escape Pants - VAUDE

Kids waterproof trousers come and go in our family pretty quickly. When they were younger we bought pair after pair of cheap, thin, no-frills versions for a few quid. They'd last a few months...

Mobile Solar Chargers 5th Dec 2017 Mobile Solar Charger Kit

On a recent trip to Cliffbase in Croatia I was in need of some power. Cliffbase is an amazing place, but has no mains electricity, so is totally reliant on the sun. Last time we went there was...

North Wales Bouldering 4th Dec 2017 North Wales Bouldering

I can safely say that this is the biggest climbing guide I have yet reviewed. At 668 pages it's a mighty tome that comes with a hefty price tag of £36.95. It may sound expensive, but it's...

Snip20171122 1 22nd Nov 2017 Power Traveller Extreme Solar Powered Charger

powertraveller are a brand name I recognise who have helped produce a decent competitive range of solar powered kit available for the average outdoor user. The 'Extreme' kit - actually titled...

Wild Atlantic Way 16th Nov 2017 Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

I've been reviewing guide books by Wild Things Publishing for a few years now, but they have by no means cornered the market. David Flanagan and Richard Creagh have produced a lovely guide to...

Montane Minimus Stretch Jacket 3rd Nov 2017 Montane Minimus Stretch Jacket

Weighing in at 257g  this is definitely in the realm of lightweight waterproof jackets. It's made from a very thin Pertex with the usual and expected properties of being waterproof, windproof...

Berghaus GTX Gaiter 1st Nov 2017 Berghaus GTX Gaiters

It's a bit of a bug-bear of mine to see people out on perfectly good paths with no rain forecast, wearing sparkling gaiters when there's simply no need (it's almost as bad as the pair I once...

Snip20171031 1 31st Oct 2017 Kids Escape Light Jacket II - VAUDE

I've said it in numerous previous reviews, but  I will say it again; too many of us kit ourselves out with funky technical kit, but neglect our kids. VAUDE produce a decent range of junior...

primino-140-long-sleeve-t-shirt-p162-12505 image 6th Oct 2017 Montane Primino 140 Long Sleeved Tshirt

A very good, light weight thermal top for using whilst active. I first used it on a 12 our race around the Glen Coe Skyline. It was a bit of a risk, running for so long with something I had...

Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set Running Backpack 5th Oct 2017 Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set Running Backpack

I have previously tested a Skin S-Lab Salomon bag, but though it is ace, it's not big enough for runs which require full winter kit. Well, it is big enough, but stopping to get something out of...

Cicerone 100 Hut Walks In The Alps 4th Oct 2017 100 Hut Walks In The Alps - Cicerone

Cicerone have an army of guidebooks to adventurous stuff in Europe (they do cover other parts of the world too, but Europe is their main focus). This guide is a welcome addition to our...

edelrid-shield-lite-climbing-helmet 3rd Oct 2017 Edelrid Shield Light Climbing Helmet

Weighing 220g the Edelrid Shield Lite helmet is amongst the lightest on the market. It's a single-piece moulded foam construction with a hard outer shell. Inside there is a removable lattice of...

The Push Tommy Caldwell 2nd Oct 2017 The Push - Tommy Caldwell

I've grown out of the habit of reading books about famous climbers so it was with trepidation that I started reading The Push. I felt as though I knew enough about tommy Caldwell's life through...

Wild Guide Lakes And Yorkshire 29th Sep 2017 Wild Guide To The Lake District & Yorkshire Dales

If you read my reviews you'll know that I am a big fan of Wild Things Publishing. They started out with Wild Swimming and have since gone on to produce a whole raft of other titles, the latest...

25203-hoopiecollar-bluemountain-web 28th Sep 2017 Hoopie Collar - Ruffwear

There's not a whole lot to say about a dog collar, but this one is certainly the best one we've owned / used. It's sturdy, but lightweight. The V-ring is attached in such a way that it doesn't...

Edelrid Apus Pro Dry 26th Sep 2017 Climbing Ropes - Edelrid Apus Pro Dry 7.9 60m

Climbing with new ropes is a great feeling. One of security I guess. When I started out climbing a half rope was usually 9mm, with full ropes coming in at 10mm+. Obviously technology has...

Via Ferratas Of The French Alps 25th Sep 2017 Via Ferratas Of The French Alps

Via Ferratas are perhaps one of the oldest forms of adrenaline-based mountain activity. However they weren't originally designed with pleasure in use. Originating in the Italian Dolomites they...

Kitchen Sink Sea To Summit 1 22nd Sep 2017 Kitchen Sink - Sea To Summit

A very handy addition to our camping kit. It's been used for water carrying, washing up, crabbing, muscle filtration (of the shellfish variety!), water collection, and as a shopping bag! It...

Alpkit Ordos 2 - 4 21st Sep 2017 Ordos 2 Lightweight Tent - Alpkit

Lightweight tents have been around for some time. Driven by two-day mountain marathon events where pairs of competitors race in teams carrying all of their kit and food weight became paramount...

Komperdell Ultralite Vario 4 3rd Aug 2017 Carbon Ultralite Vario 4 Compact Walking Poles from Komperdell

Having reviewed a few sets of walking poles over the years it's always interesting when a new design comes along. The Ultralite Vario, which weigh an impressively light 181g each, comprise...

Salomon Speedcross Kids Running Shoes 2nd Aug 2017 Salomon Speedcross Kids Running Shoes

Review by Bryn, aged 11.   These shoes are perfect for a lot of different things, running being the best.   This is a list of things that I like about these shoes:   My favorite thing...

WhisperLite International 2012 1st Aug 2017 MSR Whisperlite International Stove

Way way back my then girlfriend and I travelled to Canada for a couple of months one summer whilst we were students. In Vancouver other travellers kept mentioning the Mountain CoOp. We tracked...

2070 kibblekaddie forestgreen pourspoutopen 500 31st Jul 2017 Ruffwear Kibble Kaddie

Of all the things I never thought I would end up reviewing this has to be high on the list. But it's actually very good! Essentially it's a durable bag for keeping dog food in whilst on the go....

concertina blue 1000 27th Jul 2017 Concertina Wind Shield from Alpkit

With the foil shield that came with my stove finally biting the dust it was time to get a replacement. The Concertina weighs a little more than a plain foil option, but is clearly superior in...

Bikepacking 26th Jul 2017 Bikepacking Guidebook by Wild Things Publishing

Full title: Mountain Bike Camping Adventures On The Wild Trails Of Britain   By Laurence McJannet   At this year's Sheffield Adventure Film Festival there were enough films submitted on...

Ruffwear Highlands Ben And Pad 25th Jul 2017 Ruffwear Highlands Bed & Highlands Pad

It makes sense to combine these two things in the same review as one fits in side the other. The bed itself retails at £64.95 and is an ovoid, padded sleeping mattress for your dog. It weighs...

aquapac case 1 13th Jul 2017 Aquapac Waterproof Mirrorless System Camera Case

The first test was to make sure you could get a camera into the Aquapac and shoot with it, and the answer was, yes you can, and it works quite a bit better than you’d expect. I couldn’t get...

Bulkhead Tapered 3 12th Jul 2017 Sealline Bulkhead Tapered Dry Bag

I reviewed a Sealline Dry Bag a week or so back and referenced a bag made by the same company which I have had and used for nearly 20 years, and which is still going strong. This one is not...

lampray detail 1200 1200 803auto 11th Jul 2017 Alpkit Lampray Light

LEDs are well and truly immersed into the lighting market now so it is no surprise that Alpkit have done what they usually do - take a look at the other stuff out there and design something...

Ruffwear Webmaster Harness 5th Jul 2017 Ruffwear Webmaster Harness

It's a fast learning process having your first dog. I run a lot, so any dog we were going to get was obviously going to have to be a runner. I'd seen one or two dogs out running previously in...

Flex 3 explode 4th Jul 2017 MSR Flex 3 System - Cookware

MSR have a certain genius for designing clever kit. The Flex Systems are essentially nesting sets of cooking pans, plates / bowls, and cups. I'd intended to get the Flex 4 System as we are a...

Seal Pak 3rd Jul 2017 Sealline Seal Pak Waterproof Hip Pack

A handy sized waterproof bag for a wide range of sports and activities. The Seal Pak has a 4l capacity so is best used for valuables and stuff that you need quickly - wallet, phone, camera etc....

Sea To Summit X Pan 21 2 26th Jun 2017 X-Pan 21 - Sea To Summit

Another well designed bit of kit from Sea To Summit, but it comes at a price. At 21cm (8 inches) this is a pan suitable for cooking, say, a breakfast for 2, or pancakes, or frying up some veg...

P5310354 22nd Jun 2017 Ruffwear Float Coat

Heading to Scotland on a sea kayaking trip with a dog we'd only had for two weeks was a bold move and required some cool kit! Having taken him down to the river at home and realising that he...

Sea To Summit X-Pot 4l 21st Jun 2017 Sea To Summit X-Pot 4l

On our honeymoon in India many years ago my wife and I spent a memorable couple of hours in a hot and dusty market somewhere in Rajasthan buying a set of aluminium cooking pots which we have...

seal boundary packs 20th Jun 2017 Sealline Boundary Pack 35 Drybag

Over the years I've managed to collect well over a dozen dry bags. Many now have little holes which is understandable given the amount of use they have had. One stands out as the toughest, most...

QuencherCinchTop ForestGreen Zoom 19th Jun 2017 Ruffwear Quencher Cinch Top

Having recently reviewed a couple of collapsible bits of camping kitchenware it seemed apt to write a few words about an equivalent dog bowl. The Ruffwear Quencher Cinch Top is a bowl designed...

Mashk Portable Camping Sink Alpkit 16th Jun 2017 Mashk Portable Camping Sink from Alpkit

On a recent sea kayaking  trip to Loch Hourn we took a couple of these sinks with us. They are awesome. Long handles mean that they are easy to carry, even when full of dishes. Having two...

Sea To Summit Folding Bucket 10l 15th Jun 2017 Sea To Summit Folding Bucket 10l

Folding kitchenware has been around for years, but it has come of age more recently with a whole host of materials and designs giving rise to some very useful and helpful products. The Sea To...

Ruffwear Roamer Leash 14th Jun 2017 Ruffwear Roamer Leash

So we got a dog. It's been a long time in coming, but we finally took the plunge and found an awesome rescue dog a month ago. This is not the place to wax lyrical about it having been a good...

Landar Stove Alpkit 13th Jun 2017 Landar Camping Stove - Alpkit

We headed to Scotland for half term, a large group of is with plans to cook together. Last year's trip had seen a vital component of our main stove forgotten at home so we had to make do with a...

Berghaus Fastpacking Extrem Shell 12th Jun 2017 Berghaus Fastpacking Extrem Shell

Part of Berghaus's Extrem lightweight range the Fastpacking Shell retails at £170 and weighs 250g. 250g for a fully waterproof jacket suitable for extreme mountain weather is impressive. It...

New Balance Fresh Foam 17th May 2017 New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v7 Running Shoes

 I was signed up to run the London Marathon in April so it was time for some new road shoes. Sadly a week before the event I learned that due to an administrative error my place had not been...

Snip20170516 24 16th May 2017 Montane Featherlite 30 Rucksack

I own a very snazzy backpack and also a bum bag for racing and can't really fault them. However I was after something a little bigger that is still designed for running with. Enter the...

Snip20170511 20 9th May 2017 Salomon XA Enduro Running Shoes

It's been a while since I've tested a pair of shoes with a genuinely (and obviously) new feature, so I was interested in the Enduro. The new feature is effectively an elasticated upper...

Vaude Larice 5th May 2017 VauDe Men's Larice Jacket

Weighing in at just 270g this isn’t the lightest fully waterproof  jacket on the market, but it's a decent contender. It has been designed for ski touring, but obviously will work for any...

Wild-Swimming-Walks-Dartmoor-Devon-464x500 12th Apr 2017 Wild Swimming Walks - Dartmoor & South Devon

Following hot on the heels of my review a few days ago of the equivalent book on wild swimming walks in and around London this guide is a little more in keeping with the ethos of wild swimming....

WSW-Cover-10cm-72dpi 6th Apr 2017 Wild Swimming Walks - London

The full title of this book is: Wild Swimming Walks - 28 lake, river and seaside days out by train from London   Wild Things Publishing have released a series of very good and very...

Mammut Tatlow GTX Approach Shoes 5th Apr 2017 Mammut Tatlow GTX Approach Shoes

Smart and stylish and a long way from the gaudy colours of many other approach shoes, the Tatlow GTX have a leather outer shell with a decent Goretex lining meaning that for the time being at...

Mountain Warehouse LIghtweight Camping Chair 4th Apr 2017 Lightweight Folding Chair - Mountain Warehouse

I love the fact that a piece of kit seems to have run its development course, and arrived at something that can't really be bettered, and then some bright spark has an idea. Sometimes these...

s-l1600 23rd Mar 2017 Komperdell Explorer Contour Walking Pole

I've had a few walking poles over the years, but this one stands out as different thanks to the locking mechanisms. All my previous poles have featured the standard twist-to-lock which are...

db file img 1040 440x660 7th Mar 2017 Sports Cloak - Charlie McCleod

Pretty pleased with this bit of kit. Essentially it's a glorified dressing gown with some very neat features designed for swimming outdoors. The idea is that you wear this when getting changed...

The Bond 1st Mar 2017 The Bond - Simon McCartney

I've avoided reading any books about mountaineering for a while. Impressive though the feats are I began to find them following a pattern. It's no fault of the authors, but there are only so...

9781910636107 22nd Feb 2017 The Scottish Bothy Bible by Geoff Allan

Another gem from Wild Things Publishing, this is the second book on bothy's to have been released in the last year. Whilst the former, The Book Of The Bothy, featured a selection of bothies all...

Wild-Garden-Weekends-3D-2 20th Feb 2017 Wild Garden Weekends - Guidebook

I has been a pleasure to delve into this beautifully illustrated book and leaf through the beguiling examples of what has to be described as ‘Secret Britain’. Obviously, when reviewing...

Snip20161202 4 9th Dec 2016 Polaris Pack Me Jacket & Torsion Shirt

All of this week I've been reviewing Polaris Bikewear suitable for the winter (Monday - Cadence Bob Tights, Tue  - RBS Overshoes, Wed - Blitz Gloves, Thu - Windsheer Windproof Jersey).  As it's...

Snip20161202 3 8th Dec 2016 Polaris Windsheer Windproof Jersey

Almost completing the set of reviews this week of Polaris Bikewear kit - Cadence Bib Tights (Monday), RBS Overshoes (Tuesday), Blitz Windproof Gloves (Wednesday) - is the Windshear Windproof...

Snip20161202 1 7th Dec 2016 Polaris Blitz Gloves

Wednesday's Polaris Bikewear reviews comes on the heels of the Cadence Bib Tights (Monday) and the RBS Overshoe (Tue).  Today it’s the turn of the Tornado Blitz Winter Cycling Gloves.   ...

POL01-5839-P-2 6th Dec 2016 Polaris RBS Overshoes

Yesterday's winter bike kit review was the Cadence Bib Tights. Today's is the RBS Overshoes. I mentioned yesterday that any reflective material on the lower legs is more visible than anywhere...

Snip20161202 2 5th Dec 2016 Polaris Cadence Bib Tights

I've been a while in getting this kit reviewed as it was simply too warm to wear and use until recently. I'd been aware of the Polaris brand for many years, having never quite got around to doing...

wildswimmingitaly 2nd Nov 2016 Wild Swimming - Italy

They keep on coming. I've previously reviewed Wild Swimming books on  the UK, France, Spain, Australia and now comes Italy. I've not been to Italy for a long time, but this book looks set to...

1001climbingtips andy kirkpatrick ofc485pxsticker 13th Oct 2016 1,001 Climbing Tips - Andy Kirkpatrick

1,001 tips on anything has to be a pretty tall order. 1,001 tips on a niche activity like climbing must be virtually impossible. Not so if you have the mind of Andy Kirkpatrick. I checked out...

NeoAir Dream 6 11th Oct 2016 Thermarest - NeoAir Dream

  Probably the best testament to the comfort of this mattress came on the day it arrived. We had some friends visiting and the subject of sleep came up. I'd pumped up the mattress when it...

1424444624-98335500 5th Oct 2016 LED Lenser XEO19R Head Torch & Bike Light

The LED XEO19R is a beast of a torch. Boasting up to 2,000 lumens and a throw distance of 300m it’s the most powerful light I've yet owned. Not only that, but it comes with more accessories...

Wild-Guide-South-West-high-res 4th Oct 2016 Wild Guide - Devon, Cornwall & The South West

I'm loving the fact that Wild Things Publishing are producing a series of these Wild Guides. Having started off with wild swimming guides they have broadened their horizons and begun this...

in the shadow of ben nevis ian sykes cover 30th Sep 2016 In The Shadow Of Ben Nevis - Ian Sykes

Ian Sykes is a guy you have probably never heard of. He's not climbed big grades or big mountains so he's never really featured in any of our magazines or websites. But he's now in his...

FullSizeRender 29th Sep 2016 Sea To Summit UltraLight Mattress

Sleeping mattresses seem to be getting smaller and smaller. This one from Sea To Summit is a teeny 7.5cm by 17cm when rolled up and weighs in at just 395g. That's seriously small and...

a4b3b98ad5a56629d80c9d67a4422182 1024x1024 26th Jul 2016 Wild Swimming - Hidden Beaches

If you follow my reviews at all then you will know that I am a big fan of the Wild Swim series of books. I find them thoroughly inspirational, especially in light of yesterday's Blog post about...

WG-Scandinavia-3D-cover-lr-464x500 14th Jul 2016 Wild Guide - Scandinavia

I've reviewed one Wild Guide already, to the South of England. This is a whole different world of a book. I suspect I have yet to find a guide book with this many inspiring photographs in it. A...

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