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PrimaLoft's new ThermoPlume insulation 'mimics natural down' in outdoor jackets

The US insulation company says its latest product is groundbreaking in allowing clothing firms to use traditional down-manufacturing techniques with synthetic filling.

Rescuers say £5 bivvy bag probably saved lives of stranded Cairn Gorm walkers

A rescue team leader said a couple who spent the night on a Highland mountain probably owe their lives to their plastic bivvy bag.

On test: winter gloves reviewed

How best to keep your hands warm when the temperature drops? We put a range of gloves to the test...

What happens after that 999 call? Mountain accident survivors tell their tales

Two men caught in separate serious incidents in the Lake District recall their traumas and what happened after the call for mountain rescue.

Kendal Mountain Festival: awards, earthquakes, mountaineers and mistakes

Kendal Mountain Festival has established itself as one of the premier gatherings of outdoor folk in the country.

Ringing Roger path repair work will start as Mend Our Mountains appeal smashes target

Work is about to begin on a badly eroded path on the Peak District’s highest hill after a crowdfunding appeal raised cash for repairs.

Yorkshire Dales Grimwith disabilities event gets thumbs-up from walkers

A group of people with disabilities has given the thumbs up to a national park’s event which gave some of them their first taste of enjoying the great outdoors under their own steam.

Shooting of Terry Abraham's biopic of mountaineer Alan Hinkes gets underway

Production of a biopic featuring the life of a record-breaking mountaineer is underway. Outdoors specialist Terry Abraham has begun filming his lat...

WIN a limited edition 21st anniversary twin-pack of Bridgedale Trekker socks

Bridgedale has teamed up with grough to give away a twinpack of its Trekker socks to five lucky winners to mark the Trekkers' 21st birthday.

Julia Bradbury boots up as Britain’s Best Walks returns to TV screens

Outdoors celebrity Julia Bradbury is lacing up her boots for another series revealing some of Britain’s best walking routes.

The great big grough guide to Christmas gifts for your outdoor fan

We've search the outdoor world for goodies to fill the Christmas stockings of every outdoor fan...

Briton Mark Chase lands dream 'director of toughness' job testing Columbia gear

A Gloucester outdoors enthusiast has landed a dream job testing gear for a top brand in some of the world’s harshest environments.

Mountain expert urges hillgoers to plan for winter as temperatures drop

Shorter daylight hours, dropping temperatures and the arrival of snow on the hills mean one thing: it’s time to gear yourself up for winter.

On test: sleeping bags reviewed

Need a good night's sleep? We put a range of sleeping bags to the test......

New England Coast Path stretch opens part of Norfolk shore to walkers for first time

A stretch of the Norfolk coast is being opened to walkers for the first time. The latest section of the England Coast Path includes three new miles...

Film of Leo Houlding's Mirror Wall ascent will be screened at Banff and Kendal

A film charting the ascent of an imposing Arctic big wall by a team led by British climber Leo Houlding has been chosen to headline the opening night of a major international festival.

We're giving away a Bridgedale Trekker Sock twin-pack to five lucky winners

Bridgedale’s best-selling WoolFusion Technology hillwalking sock ‘Trekker’ is celebrating its 21st birthday this autumn, showing that a great outdoor product really does stand the test of time.

Páramo offers new Ostro fleece and windproof jacket combo for active outdoors users

A new fleece and windproof set, technical jeans and a new gaiter design are among kit revealed by Páramo for next year.

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