Mountain Biking Moab, Utah

, May 2, 2015

Last week I was in Moab, Utah for two days and I decided to check out some of the legendary trails they have on offer. As I was on my own and I don’t have any experience of riding around Moab I decided to go on a half day guided ride with Rim Tours. Although I don’t know the Moab are I am an experienced rider and I was keen to experience the harder trails on offer, this meant booking and advanced level tour. As it is fairly uncommon for advanced riders to hire guides I was the only client. Despite making the tour more expensive it meant that I had my guide Dave all to myself and we were able to really push my riding.

Steep Creeking Adventures in Corsica

, March 12, 2015

The French island of Corsica is located in the Mediterranean Sea off the south coast of France just north of the island of Sardinia. Famed for being the birth place of Napoleon Bonaparte, it is know to those seeking adventure as the most mountainous island in the Mediterranean. Home to the north-south, 170km GR20 walking trail, described by the outdoor writer Paddy Dillon as “one of the top trails in the world”. It is also a popular summer destination for tourists seeking pristine white beaches and soaring temperatures.

Haglöfs Roc Hard 30L

, September 12, 2014

Haglöfs started in a shed in Torsång, Sweden in the spring of 1914. The very first product Victor Haglöf made was a backpack which sold for a mere SEK 0.9 … Read more

Rafting the Misstasibi River

, August 10, 2012

Whilst most of Quebec is drying up and crying out for rain the surging, swirling, intimidating waters of the Misstasibi (pronounced: Mister-si-bi) are going strong! I was able to make the 5 hour journey up from Montreal to Qubec Raft in Saint-Stanislas on the shores of Lac St-Jean. What awaited me was two days of fun on the Misstasibi and one of the best rafting and kayaking experiences anywhere.

Top Yough Race 2012

, April 10, 2012

This weekend I was lucky enough to attend the 2012 Isaac Ludwig Top Yough Race. The event is based on a class 4 section of the Yough river in Maryland. I had only paddled that section twice before so I wasn’t expecting to get a good time, but I was looking forward to getting out on the water with a big group of local paddlers. Needless to say it didn’t disappoint.

Summer Dreaming

, March 28, 2012

With the winter season drawing to a close and the spring melt approaching, the lucky few who escaped to the southern hemisphere are sharing their videos and stories. Here are a couple up of my favourites from the last few months.

Dagger Nomad 8.5 Kayak

, December 10, 2011

I have paddled Dagger Kayaks’ top end white water creek boat for more than a year now. It has been my trusty companion on trips to the tight and twisty … Read more

My Dry Suit – The Palm Torrent

, November 11, 2011

I have had the Plam Torrent for 10 months now. In that time it has been all over Scotland, Corsica, Norway and the East Coast of the US. I love it, it has kept me warm and dry in almost all situations and it is one of the most important pieces of kit I own. As far as increasing the number of rivers paddled per £ spent it wins hands down. However it is my first dry suit and many of the things I love (mainly being dry and warm) come as standard with all dry suits.

Five Ten Canyoneer 2

, October 26, 2011

In 1985 Five Ten introduced the world to Stealth Rubber, a technology that increases the amount of weight a climber could apply before the bonds between the rubber and the rock break. Since then Five Ten has developed a whole range of Stealth Rubbers and shoes for all types of adventure.

Level Six Play Sprayskirt

, September 15, 2011

Level Six is an independent Canadian designer of premium paddling and surfing gear. The company was founded by two slalom paddlers who wanted paddling gear designed specifically for paddlers. They … Read more

Immersion Research Union Suit

, September 10, 2011

Immersion Research is a kayaking gear company based in Pennsylvania and run by kayakers, for kayakers. Coupled with a desire to make the best and most innovative kayaking gear is a success story that saw the brand grow from a small backyard company to a major player in the small world of kayaking.

SealLine Boundary Pack

, July 22, 2011

Sitting alongside a number of prestigious outdoor brands in the Cascade Designs family, SealLine has a lot to stand up to. The Boundary Pack is SealLine’s go everywhere-do -everything pack and is designed to be as comfortable as a backpack on a the train as holdall deep in the canyon.