With countless peaks and trails, Nepal is a goldmine for epic trekking journeys. Besides its breathtaking mountains and endless vistas, the Himalaya Mountains have also helped preserve hidden communities to … Read more
During the summer of 2008, I headed to Scotland with a group of friends to kayak the Great Glen Fault, the slice of water that cuts through the belly of … Read more
Following events in Suffolk and Salford, the 2011 Great Swim Series swung north to England’s largest lake and premium open water swim location, Lake Windermere. With a completed swim at … Read more
After Charlie Morris’ participation in the Great Swim at Salford, I headed to Ipswich in Suffolk to check out the next event in the Great Swim series, the Great East Swim. Keep an eye out for this event next year and in the mean time get some practice in the remaining events of the Great Swim series – London and Strathclyde.
Promoted by the growth of triathlon and participation by high profile adventurers, open water swimming’s reputation is rapidly being revitalised. Endowed with fresh water lakes, rivers and temperate coastal waters, the UK is perhaps the best starting point for the sports rebirth. Romantic and natural, open water swimming benefits from the lack of gear and an unrivalled connection with a novel environment. Goggles are however a must-have item, and require a certain degree of specicifity in the open water. Aqua Sphere specific focus on swimming gear and are particuarly relevant for open water swimmers with their collection of wide-angle swim goggles. I’ve been testing the Vista in the Great Swim Series – here’s what I thought.