Arc’teryx Beta AR Jacket

, September 5, 2023

The Arc’teryx Pro Shell range includes some of the best waterproof tops on the market including the Alpha SV, recipient of the endearing Backpacker Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.  The main … Read more

European Outdoor Film Tour 2016/17

, October 16, 2016

Who knew the European Outdoor Film Tour (E.OF.T.) has now been entertaining crowds, stoking them to summits and mighty adventures for 15 years? The 16th edition promises another neatly curated selection of … Read more

Telluride Mountainfilm Tour in London

, September 14, 2015

Telluride Mountainfilm will be in London this Wednesday 16th September (7-10pm) at the Royal Geographic Society, 1 Kensington Gore. Tickets available on Eventbrite for £15. Header image: Melisssa Plantz

Haglöfs Travel Pouch

, September 24, 2014

What distinguishes the Haglöfs design of such a travel bag from its competitors, is that despite its simplicity, it packs an almost limitless variety of possible uses. This means that as your required demands of a primary storage gear change with the time of day, the environment or climate, or even just your location, you will always be able to rely on the adaptable Travel Pouch for safe preservation of your most valuable possessions and documents.

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.

Conquering Conception Volcano

, September 2, 2012

If you think you’re ready for this epic adventure, a local guide is highly recommended. Otherwise, experienced hikers can take the bus to a small village called La Savana which is toward Altagracia. From the street, follow the wide dirt road all the way to the split in the road and take the path right. Continue on and you will come to a wooden sign that states it is Conception Volcano’s Entrance and a $2 fee is required. This should be about a 45 minute walk from the street. From there, the only way is up! This path is extremely steep, slippery, and dangerous. Most likely there will be high winds at the top and you must be cautious when viewing inside the crater. It should take you around three hours to reach the top at a fast pace and nearly three hours down at a slow pace. This will be an experience of a lifetime!

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, U.K.

, February 13, 2012

If you’re one of those video addicts who spends hours wandering through YouTube and Vimeo looking for adventure films, momentous soundtracks, the 2012 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is your fix.

Black Diamond Cyborg Pro

, January 16, 2012

Designed and manufactured by the mountaineer specialists, Black Diamond, the Cyborg Pro is one mean piece of kit to get your hands on for winter climbing. Made to match mixed conditions of the mountain, this crampon has a tenacious appetite for snow and ice ascents.


, November 29, 2011

TORQ are a UK-based fitness consultancy that specialise in training and nutrition. Owing to the success of their performance coaching which started in 1999, TORQ moved into performance products to complement their existing services.

Petzl MYO RXP Headlamp

, November 24, 2011

Most of us do our sports during the day, spending evenings to resting or relaxing with friends – usually anything other than getting our heart rates up with some exercise. Word is out that there are countless new nightclubs that few are aware of. It might not be the typical dance scene that you expect it to be. Ladies, gentlemen, and especially those adrenaline-seeking freaks, I bring you the Petzl Myo RXP; a headlamp that will bring light to your darkness, show these new “nightclubs” and unlock these long-hidden nocturnal instincts inside of us all.

Edinburgh to host Doug Scott

, November 2, 2011

The greatest ever assembly of K2 pioneers will come together to tell of their adventures and mountaineering firsts upon the world’s second highest mountain in Edinburgh on the 18th of November 2011. This is a unique event, which will raise funds for the charity Community Action Nepal and disaster relief in Pakistan’s mountainous Hushe valley.

Vango Helium Superlite 200

, October 12, 2011

To me the key performance indicator of a tent is that it keeps me dry. The biggest test of this: 2 days of near continuous rain in Slovenia, the tent passed. After a brutal night of rain I woke, and in my usual wet routine, got dressed in the tent into my cycling kit. This requires some contortion due to the tents compact size but is possible. With waterproofs on and kit packed into dry bags I dived out and was able to drop the tent in 2 minutes. Pannier on and I hit the road.