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Christmas gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiast

Looking for inspiration for a gift for that outdoors fanatic? We've scoured the retail universe for stocking fillers to put on your wish list for Sant...

On test: Hoka One One Tor Ultra Hi WP boot

Superb cushioning makes for a comfortable walk in the first boots produced by the French running shoe brand.

On test: technical underwear

Undies are easily overlooked when kitting yourself out for your excursions into the outdoors, but a good pair of pants is essential for a comfortable time on the hill.

K2 climber Tamara Lunger among star line-up for European Outdoor Film Tour

Visitors to the upcoming European Outdoor Film Tour will be able to hear from one of the few women to have climbed the world’s second-highest mountain without supplementary oxygen.

Take a look behind the scenes as outdoors retailer Decathlon continues UK expansion

We take a look at the research facilities and annual innovation awards of this major French retailer building a larger presence in the UK outdoor world.

Award-winning AirZone pack among Lowe Alpine innovations for 2016

Four innovative designs will appear in Lowe Alpine's rucksack range next year...

On test: hydration systems

Keeping up your fluid intake while undertaking outdoor activities is vital. We compared different systems designed to help you stay hydrated...

One up, one down, as hill sleuths promote one munro top and demote another

The hill sleuths have been in the Highlands, to discover a four-inch deficit means one munro top gets deleted from the lists while another is promoted.

On test: BioLite KettleCharge

This ingenious kettle will give your electronic gadgets a power boost, at a price...

Report reveals record number of people heading for the outdoors in England

More people than ever are heading for the great outdoors in England. Figures revealed today by the Government’s official advisers Natural England...

Royal Navy Sea King crew honoured for heroic rescue of Ben Nevis pair

The crew of a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter has been honoured for its heroic rescue of two climbers in blizzard conditions on Britain’s highest mountain.

Edinburgh writers dominate mountain writing contest

Capital writers came out tops in a mountaineering literature competition. Four of the six winners in the Mountaineering Council of Scotland’s ann...

Summer's over, so pack a torch, Snowdonia mountain experts warn walkers

Mountain experts are warning hillgoers to be prepared so they don’t get caught out in the dark. Rescue teams in Snowdonia face an increase in cal...

New Gore-Tex C-Knit fabric launches with promise of comfort and breathability

Gore-Tex unveils its new fabric aimed at making life more comfortable and a little less noisy for walkers.

Climber Alan Hinkes will deliver talks at 10 Cotswold Outdoor stores

One of Britain's top mountaineers will recount tales of his exploits during a tour of outdoor shops. Alan Hinkes, the only Briton to have summited ...

Rain and gales lash runners in first Lakes Sky Ultra race

Organisers of a gruelling Lakeland mountain race were forced to divert runners from the most difficult section of the route after high winds and heavy rain lashed the fells.

'Bring your cowbells' say organisers of gnarly, hardcore Lakes Sky Ultra race

Runners in a new skyrunning event in the Lake District are being promised it will be ‘gnarly, hardcore and awesome’.

Glasgow Trailrunning Festival hopes to bring European feel to Scotland

A new Scottish running event aims to put the European feel into the scene. Organisers of the Glasgow Trailrunning Festival Pop-Up say the event is ...

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