Category: Outdoors & adventure

The recipe for a great ski holiday

The recipe for a great ski holiday

Fresh snow is always a bonus when heading off on a ski holiday – but it isn’t the only ingredient for a great skiing trip. There is a lot more to add to the...

Kit review: Trespass Martine Down jacket

Kit review: Trespass Martine Down jacket

The Trespass Martine is a simple and cheap-ish down jacket that does pretty much what it says on the label. Insulated jackets are everywhere and lightweight down jackets are among the most popular. Rather...

Three top skiing destinations in France

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....

Sunday Mail: Have a happier winter outdoors

Sunday Mail: Have a happier winter outdoors

My recent Sunday Mail column looked at the finer details for a happier winter outdoors. I suggested 25 smaller products that could make all the difference this winter when walking, cycling, skiing etc. Try...

Scotland the best: Skimo

Scotland the best: Skimo

Have you heard of Skimo? To give it its Sunday name, Skimo is ski mountaineering racing. And Skimo Scotland is a big name in the sport in this country. Last season, Morrocco Media (one of my...

Pre-season off-piste awareness session

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...

Kit review: Nalgene On The Fly water bottle 0

Kit review: Nalgene On The Fly water bottle

Nalgene has launched a cycling friendly bottle that is totally watertight, vey hard wearing and can be opened with one hand. I am a keen cyclist and I take a water bottle out with...

Kit review: AfterShokz Sportz 2 Open Ear Sport Headphones 0

Kit review: AfterShokz Sportz 2 Open Ear Sport Headphones

My guest reviewer is Stevie Grant, who has been training for the long-distance running event, the 53-mile Hoka Highland Fling. He likes to listen to music during his long training runs so he is...

Ski mountaineering in Scotland 0

Ski mountaineering in Scotland

The snow is fantastic in Scotland this year – and the resorts are predicting a long, long season. There are also plenty of opportunities to ski off-piste, so long as you have the experience...

Snowboarding in Steamboat, Colorado 0

Snowboarding in Steamboat, Colorado

There is snow – and then there is Colorado snow… Find out what on earth I am on about by reading my Sunday Mail travel article about a recent snowboarding trip to Steamboat. 19...