Kit review: Osprey Mutant 38 rucksack

The G-force loves his outdoors kit and the more specific it is to his needs the better. However, when the item doesn’t suit him or his purpose he’ll also say so. He has moaned and groaned about boots, rucksacks, climbing shoes, walking boots, trainers etc. But the new Osprey Mutant 38 rucksack, for climbers and […]

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Three top skiing destinations in France

France remains a favourite destination for many skiers and snowboarders and it’s no wonder with the Alps offering such a huge variety of resorts. My guest writer reveals her three top French ski resorts. Val d’Isère A resort that attracts British skiers and snowboarders in particular. It’s perfect for the intermediate to advanced, with the […]

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4 yoga trends for in 2015

Yoga has become one of the most popular activities in the UK, with an impressive number of people taking part in an ever-widening range of classes. With so many types of yoga available, from traditional to contemporary, it can be difficult to keep up to date with the latest trends and the new classes available. My guest […]

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Tiso lecture: Alpinist Kenton Cool

I sent the G-Force along to hear the Tiso lecture by Kenton Cool. If you don’t know, Kenton is a leading mountaineer, alpinist and internationally renowned mountain guide. He is one of Britain’s top alpine climbers and he has successfully climbed Mount Everest 11 times, including leading Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ 2008 and 2009 Expeditions. As part of Tiso’s series of lectures, […]

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The gift of adventure: Girls only sailing vouchers

Are you looking for Christmas gift ideas for the lovely lady or gorgeous girl in your life? UK’s only all-female sailing school, Girls For Sail, could have the perfect solution with their range of gift vouchers for Xmas. With incredible sailing experiences, like their exclusive Mother and Daughter sailing course, sail training in the UK and racing […]

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Fraoch Lodge Taste Our Best award

I have worked with Scot Mountain Holidays, doing writing projects for them. It’s a lovely company to work for. So it is great to hear that Fraoch Lodge, which is home to Scot Mountain Holidays, has been awarded the Taste Our Best award from VisitScotland. This is a timely award since 2015 will be the Year of […]

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Kit review: Odlo Primaloft Loftone running jacket

Sometimes it’s too cold for a basic baselayer for running yet not so wet that you need a super-duper and pricey windproof/waterproof jacket. So what do you wear? An OdloPrimaloft® Loftone insulated jacket. I confess I have never thought about wearing an insulated jacket for running but Odlo’s “windproof and heat isolating” Primaloft jacket actually […]

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Kit review: Sprayway Pandora waterproof jacket

I had a navy blue Sprayway jacket as a teenager. It was a size small men’s jacket and it looked like a square bag on me. But it did a good job of keeping the rain out. Since then I haven’t looked at another Sprayway jacket and I had pretty much assumed the company sold […]

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Sunday Mail: So many bike trends

One upon a time there was a bike. It had two wheels and it went forwards. Then came bikes for different terrains. And high speed bikes and bikes with batteries. And bikes with big fat wheels. These days there are so many different types of bikes to choose from. This week’s Sunday Mail column takes […]

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Surprise mountain biking in Tayside and Fife

Who knew that Tayside and Fife offered so many different experiences for mountain bikers? Here’s another great video by my Stefan Morrocco (of Morrocco Media) to promote the range of riding on offer for all ages and abilities in these eastern areas of Scotland. It has been created with Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland.   […]

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