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Review: The John Muir Way guidebook

This handy guide provides route descriptions and a wealth of facts for the new John Muir Way, a coast-to-coast route in Scotland.

30 March 2014

Review: The West Yorkshire Moors by Christopher Goddard

The South Pennines are sandwiched between two national parks, the Peak District to the South and the Yorkshire Dales to the North, and could be viewed as the poor relation in this Pennine triumvirate.

01 March 2014

Outdoor boss warns UK industry of gathering storm over waterproofing chemicals

The boss of one of the outdoor industry’s best known brands has warned that companies face a storm of adverse publicity over chemicals used in waterproofing clothing.

17 December 2013

Review: Alan Hinkes, 8000 Metres – Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains

The death zone is generally held to start about 8,000m up, where the atmosphere is so thin, the protection from solar radiation so sparse, that each hour spent there means you die a little.

08 October 2013

Mountaineer Alan Hinkes: K2 'nearly as impressive as Roseberry Topping'

The only Briton to have made it to the summit of the world’s 14 highest mountains is close to realising a long-term project: a photographic account of all his 8,000m ascents.

26 July 2013

Hill sleuth Myrddyn sets baggers a new challenge: the Pedwars

The UK has a plethora of hill lists for walkers to bag: munros, hewitts, deweys, humps and tumps. And now, there’s a new list to aim for: the Ped...

27 May 2013

Hill sleuths' survey confirms Thack Moor as new 2,000ft mountain

Hillbaggers who think they have summited all England’s mountains will have to think again. A new 2,000-footer will join the list of hills topping...

03 April 2013

Review: Mountaincraft and Leadership by Eric Langmuir

A slim booklet produced to help mountain leader candidates 44 years ago evolved into an outdoors bible.

28 March 2013

John Gay recounts his gruelling record 60-mile winter Ramsay Round

A 40-year-old ‘veteran’ runner has become the first to complete the gruelling Ramsay Round in Lochaber in winter in less than 24 hours.

26 February 2013

Changes afoot as Mountain Training launches novices' hillwalking courses

Big changes are afoot in the world of mountain training. As the organisation that oversees mountaineering qualifications in the UK enters its 50th ...

03 March 2014

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

This year turned out to be as eventful as ever, with the triumphs of Kenton Cool's amazing Everest Three Peaks and other super-fit athletes' record-breaking feats countered by deaths and injuries in the outdoors, our constant reminder that there is no escaping the risks we face whenever we pull on our boots and waterproofs.

30 December 2013

Comment: council takes wrong approach to Peak District rights of way

Recent changes to rights of way in the Peak District have got mountain bikers hot under the helmet. Here, in his opinion piece, writer, climbe...

17 October 2013

Review: Tom Weir an Anthology

Tom Weir was one of Scotland’s enduring outdoor characters, producing the My Month feature in the Scots Magazine and then presenting Weir’s Way on television.

15 September 2013

Review: Wainwright's Way

Wainwright’s Way Nick Burton In death, possibly even more than in his life, Alfred Wainwright’s influence on the outdoors endures, with acolytes of the taciturn treasurer dissecting and analysing the author in new ways every year.

02 June 2013

Fellsman victor Adam Perry pips buddy Ian Phillips in 'the event to win'

The prolonged winter must clearly troubled the organisers of the Fellsman, the gruelling 98km (61-mile) challenge that sees hundreds of runners and walkers attempting to complete a large horseshoe route in the Yorkshire Dales.

06 May 2013

Review: The Dragon's Back Race

We’re used to hearing glib snippets of home-spun philosophy from many who should know better. I would suggest anyone seeking a real insight into ...

29 March 2013

Review: The Munros; a Walkhighlands Guide

The Munros; a Walkhighlands Guide Paul and Helen Webster This chunky little guidebook opens with a seemingly contentious statement: “Look beneath the waterproofs of any keen hillwalker in Scotland and, once past the midge bites, it’s likely you will find a Munro-bagger.” Hang on, I thought.

10 March 2013

Girly glamour, cloth maps and Kenton Cool's onesie on view at Outdoors Show

The Outdoors Show is the annual gearfest and showcase for walking, climbing and biking enthusiasts. The show, in London’s Docklands, is now combi...

19 January 2013

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