Introducing the USA Colab

, August 24, 2013

The efforts of the initial USA Colab include promoting U.S.-made products and announcing the USA Colab group through a targeted ad campaign, which can be seen in SKIING, Powder, Freeskier, Snowboard, and Backcountry magazines. Additionally, the project has retained Terra PR and Terra Spectrum Social to help expand visibility through earned and social media channels to help spread the gospel of buying American made.

Road Cycling Climbs in Andorra

, August 22, 2013

Earlier this summer, I was in Andorra for some riding with friends in and around the principat. Set high in the Pyrenees at base elevation of 1400m, Andorra is spectacular, … Read more

Nutrition Advice from Scott Jurek and Geoff Roes

, August 21, 2013

When it comes to nutrition advice for endurance running, Scott Jurek and Geoff Roes aren’t bad people to go to. Jurek, a 7-time Western States 100 Mile Endurance Race winner, and Roes, Wasatch 100 course record holder, have tried and tested techniques to manage nutrition and optimise performance preparation for years. Here are some of their handy tips.

Newton Running’s new Energy shoe

, April 6, 2013

This summer, Newton Running are set to extend their line of performance shoes with the EnergyNR. Designed to provide a steeping stone between conventional trainers and Newton’s speciality, the shoe features Newton’s trademark Action/Reaction technology, a streamlined profile and Newton’s iconic forefoot lugs.

Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka

, March 5, 2013

As the winter starts to fade away in the northern hemisphere, there’s already something to look forward to the 2013/14 season. Patagonia will be releasing 1000 1000-fill Encapsil Down Belay Parka in a limited edition stock, presenting a pretty impressive addition to the down jacket scene with the warmest of its kind. Here’s a preview.

Columbia Shimmer Me Timbers Jacket

, January 9, 2013

I got hold of a Columbia Shimmer Me Timbers Jacket in 2010 as a run around for Edinburgh where I live and endure winters in the UK. Though the brand has since released its second version of the jacket (here hyperlinked), I got hold of the product when Columbia’s patented Omni-Heat technology was fresh in the market. With ambitious claims, the pocker dotted, Omni-Heat lining was appealing, fitting for life in the Athens of the North.

European Outdoor Film Tour 2012/13

, December 5, 2012

The European Outdoor Film Tour 2012/13 came to the UK for the first time this November, showing in Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow with the series finale on Wednesday night at the Royal Geographical Society in London where Mammut climber David Lama made an appearance.

Whistler to host Ironman Canada

, November 3, 2012

Beating Kelowna, B.C. and Huntsville, Ontario in the bid for the event, Whistler takes Ironman Canada from Penticton, B.C. after 30 years on the global Ironman calendar.

San Vito le Capo Festival

, October 14, 2012

From 10th to 14th October, San Vito le Capo will host its 4th Climbing Festival, featuring a long-weekend of of climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and for the first time, the ‘Black Diamond Night Trail’. Featuring at the event’s gold sponsor, Black Diamond will be bringing climbing athlete Adam Ondra to the event, adding an extra layer to what is set to be a packed few days.

Patagonia Launch Higg Index

, September 10, 2012

When Patagonia founder and owner Yvon Chouinard spoke at Stanford in November about Patagonia’s involvement in the sustainable apparel coalition, you know that something is brewing. Since the Californian brand joined Wal-Mart in 2008 about creating the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the two companies have driven their quest to ‘Use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis’ by creating the Higg Index to measure the environmental impact of products.

New Balance Minimus Trail

, September 7, 2012

As barefoot technology begins to take off I thought I’d get hold of the New Balance Minimus Trail to see whether minimalist really is the way to go. After years on gel and air tech I was warned that the shift to barefoot can be harrowing so I set out on the trail for two heavy sessions; the first testing was to see how much things would hurt without the extra padding and my decade-old running technique, and the second was there to really assess what benefits the low profile offered.

Colorado Freeride Festival, Winter Park

, July 24, 2012

Set in Winter Park, Colorado, the Colorado Freeride Festival is a multi-day event that does it’ best to show how hurling down a hillside on a bit of metal and leaping over a heap of dirt can be a lot of fun.

Level 1 Productions presents Sunny

, July 17, 2012

Level 1 Productions dropped this trailer to their upcoming film, Sunny. Directed by Josh Berman and Kyle Decker, the film takes a ridiculous colleciton of athletes through Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, … Read more

Introducing: Ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek

, May 20, 2012

Scott Jurek’s race history is mighty, packed with wins at from most elite ultra marathon trail and road events including the Hardrock 100, the Badwater 135-mile Ultramarathon, the Miwok 100K, the 153-mile Spartathlon and his signature race, the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run which he has won seven times in a row.

Cycling the Tour of New Zealand

, May 14, 2012

The tour began simultaneously in Cape Reinga (North of the North Island) and Bluff (South of the South Island) at 8am on Saturday April 14th, from where cyclists routed 700 kilomtetres over eight days to the Beehive in Wellington on the south of the North Island. Cyclists were able to choose which route they took, either by linked South with North, or by completing the ride entirely on the North Island. The optional routes gave rides the chance to experience very different terrain from Queenstown to Wanaka, then Twizel, Tekapo and Fairlie on the South Island, or Waitomo, Wanganuie and Wellington on the North Island.