Film competition for outdoors women

I’m excited to reveal news of a film competition for Women in Mountain Adventure. The British Mountaineering Council (BMC), along with Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF), WomenClimb, Sport Is Beautiful and a range of other partners, have set up the contest to find the best films that feature women in the great outdoors. If you […]

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Winter cycling kit

After posting about my after-dark winter mountain biking ride, I thought I’d add a few items of recommended cycling kit. Sealskinz are one of my favourite brands for waterproof and windproof accessories. I like these items.  Thin Mid Length Sock RRP £30. Thin mid-length waterproof sock for a multitude of activities, where maximum breathability and […]

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Time to… embrace Scotland’s winter

I had been moaning and groaning about the sudden change of weather. We enjoyed a lovely summer and autumn began warm and beautiful. But then came the cold, wet and wind. The weekend had been thoroughly yuk and had made me change my outdoors plans. Then, yesterday, I decided it was time to get on […]

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Kit review: Berghaus Ulvetanna Hydrodown Mitts

I experienced a very strange sensation while walking on an Icelandic glacier in cold and wet conditions. Quite amazingly, my hands felt warm. And it’s not that they had been warm and remained warm. The most amazing thing is that they had been very cold and then felt as though they were suddenly warming up; rather like […]

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Pre-season off-piste awareness session

Increasing numbers of skiers and snowboarders are keen to venture off-piste on mountains in Scotland (including my bloke, the G-Force!). But there are dangers (are you listening, G-Force?) to be very aware of when skiing or snowboarding back country. This also applies to mountain walkers and Munro baggers. The best way to enjoy yourself and […]

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Sunday Mail: Phoebe heads to world surf champs

I love hearing about youngsters doing amazing things in the great outdoors. Phoebe Strachan is a fab surfer who has recently won a place in the world surfing champs (in only her first year of competing). Read my story in the Sunday Mail. Left and right    

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Quick fitness boost: Get in shape for Christmas

Sorry to mention the “C” word but it’s less than 10 weeks until the big day and many people will see this as a target for getting in shape. While festive season brings with it lots of tempting treats and big meals, it’s also a time for looking good for parties and family get-togethers. The […]

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Planet X: Ooft. Mount Keen on a 29-er

Many of you will already know that I am a sponsored writer! I wish I was a good enough cyclist to be a sponsored rider but I’m happy enough with my Planet X deal. I ride their bikes and write about my experiences for their website. Here is my article about riding the On One […]

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How to win the new Grid STK

Have you tried muscle rolling gadgets? Many people claim that rolling out your muscles before and after exercise helps to keep them in good working order. Here’s the latest gadget, the Grid STK, and there’s a competition to become one of the first to own one. Simply Like and Share the Facebook page of Live on […]

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10 simple ways to get a health boost from walking

Walking is good for you – and so easy and accessible. Here’s a guide to walking. Video kindly provided by: Carole Hathaway Download the Walking Guide as a PDF by Clicking here

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