Kit review: Avalanche safety gear

When travelling in back country terrain, especially when ski touring or climbing, most people will now carry, at the very least, avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel. This is the basic avalanche safety equipment needed to dig out, or get dug out, of an avalanche. So, if the worst happens you have the right gear to […]

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Kit reivew: Nordic Oil for atheltes

Have you heard about Nordic Oil? No, nor had I until I was sent some to try. I am also not the biggest fan of regular supplements but I thought I’d have a look into this one. After all, the ambassador names are impressive, including: Dr Tamsin Lewis (IRONMAN UK Champion 2014) Eimear Mullan (IRONMAN 70.3 UK […]

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Spin class review: Hoo Ha Ride Glide

What is it that these ladies are wearing for their spin class that you probably haven’t thought of? And what is it that this grinning lady has on that the men don’t? The answer is: Hoo Ha Ride Glide. Hoo Ha Ride Glide is a special chamois cream formulated for women cyclists by women cyclists. […]

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Budget-friendly Karrimor walking kit

I have praised Karrimor’s latest collections of walking kit before. See Karrimor walking gear. For good quality, no nonsense walking kit at very good prices it’s a brand that is well worth looking at. The lastest products include: A new Karrimor 3-in1 jacket. This jacket  does what it exactly as it says on the label. There’s […]

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Fort William Mountain Festival 2015

Next year’s Fort William Mountain Festival programme has been revealed and promises five days of outdoors action and adventure, as well as some indoors inspiration and entertainment. The festival once again takes place at the heart of the Outdoor Capital of the UK, Lochaber, from February 18 to 22. The weather is likely to be […]

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23 things I’ve learned this year about Munro walking

Munro bagging made it’s way into my vocabulary more than a decade ago. At first I ignored it. Then I wondered about it. Then I started doing it. Now I am a little obsessed by the pursuit. Here are a few things I have learned about Munro bagging over the last year or so. 1) Some of […]

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Comic Gary Little finds inspiration in Scotland’s Munros

You can’t miss the big, booming Scottish comedian Scottish Gary Little. I like his sense of humour – that Glasgow night clubs story gets me every time – and I also share one of his great loves: Munro bagging. The award-winning comic chatted to me about his mountain hiking, his dogs and how the Munros give him […]

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Amazing motivation of a Marcothon

The Marcothon is a challenge that encourages you to run every day in December, including Christmas Day. I completed a full Marcothon month a few years ago and I decided it would be the perfect motivator for this December, too. I also wrote about the invention and growth of the Marcothon in the Sunday Mail. […]

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Kit review: dhb Women’s Vaeon Roubaix Pro Padded Bib Tights

Winter cycling in Scotland demands a good quality range of kit. This includes winter tights, long-sleeved jerseys, arm and leg warmers, buffs and cycle shoes. While some summer cycling kit can be layered up to keep me warm in the cold and wet of winter, it helps if I wear a few winter-specific products. When […]

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Biggest ever UK & Ireland Banff Mountain Film Festival

Now in its sixth edition, the 2015 UK and Ireland Banff Tour promises to be the largest to date with 82 screenings taking place in 55 locations, including 15 new venues, between January 24 and June 6. And the festival achieves another “biggest” feat when it launches at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh – Scotland’s biggest […]

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