Author: Outdoor.Athlete

J-15 (15 days to the start)

The last seven days have been a crazy mix of activities, feelings, problems and triumphs that have swept me along and stolen the hours of every day.

Dream of the Wild

“RUGGED, WILD, HAUNTED BY HISTORY; CREATION BEYOND MY WILDEST DREAMS. THIS LAND IT SHAPED ME. IT SOFTENED MY EDGES AND MAYBE IT SAVED ME.” Our friend Mark Thomas learned to climb as a child on the wild sea cliffs of west Wales. Thirty years on, the love for these crags and this untamed expanse of coast is undiminished. “As I move between holds my mind moves between memories.This land it shaped me;...

Commando Chef! BOOM

‘Commando Chef’, real name Mike Beaton, is an SAS marine and part of the Royal Marines Educational Awareness Team (RM-EAT). Through a range of exciting presentations and workshops, RM-EAT aims to develop students’ life skills and awareness of careers in the Royal Navy. A self-motivated, determined, enthusiastic Royal Marine who has served around the globe since 1988 bring peace to our world. Opera...

OIA launches ‘Help Hub’ for outdoor professionals

Outdoor Professionals such as mountaineering, climbing, cycling, canoeing and snowsport instructors working in the outdoor sector have been hit incredibly hard with the loss of income caused by the rapid spread of the Coronavirus and the lockdowns introduced in countries across Europe which prevent them from earning a living. Both the self-employed and those running small businesses are no longer ...

PlanX

Push your limits. Find you potential. Whether its kickstarting your health and fitness journey, or taking your exercise regime to the next level, we are passionate about helping people achieve their goals. Offering quality advice and guidance every step of the way, we offer the complete health and fitness package designed to transform and change our client’s lifestyles for the better. Based in Ply...

5 Phases of Endurance Training

As we start our various training programmes we thought it might be useful to post about the basic structure we all use.  Whilst we are all at differing levels of age and abilities, the basic structure and the importance of training cycles and the phases of endurance training apply to all of us. Unless you’re working one-on-one with a personal coach or have been training for endurance-based ev...

Adventure films to watch during lockdown

Adventure Films to watch during the lockdown Press Release / Photo : Banff Mountain Film Festival / 30.03.2020 Banff Mountain Film Tour UK & Ireland tour launches collection of home screenings’ Need some inspiration while we’re all indoors? The Banff Mountain Film Festival UK & Ireland tour has curated a selection of epic adventure films so you can have your own adventure screening – from ...

Wingsuit Alpinism

FAST AND LIGHT IS THE MANTRA OF MOUNTAINEERS. UP AND DOWN IN A SINGLE PUSH. MINIMISING KIT CARRIED, CLIMBING FASTER, AND SO PROVIDING A BIGGER MARGIN FOR ANY INCLEMENT WEATHER ON THE HORIZON. ADD WINGSUITING AMBITIONS, AND THIS MANTRA BECOMES A MANDATE. Wind conditions in the mountains are fickle, and for a successful wingsuit flight very specific conditions are needed. Alpine starts are often eve...

NORTH COAST 110 MILE ULTRA

This Friday 2nd October Baz Gray will be taking on the gruelling South West Climbs new, North Coast 110 Mile Ultra. SW Climbs believe that this is their toughest event yet. If you’ve completed the Jurassic Coast 100 Mile Ultra or the Devon Coast to Coast Ultra, this could be for you. With nearly 6,000m elevation gain, and 12 hours of darkness, this promises to be a brutal adventure of epic proport...

A seminar at sea on Sea Spirit

Fiona’s trip report April 2018 “My recent journey from the Cape Verde Islands to the Canary Islands aboard the 114 passenger adventure voyage ship Sea Spirit took the form of a ‘seminar at sea’, and what a fascinating one it was!  During my three days, on what would traditionally be a repositioning voyage, I learned a great deal about the finer points of polar ex...

Fjallraven in conversation with new UK Bushcraft Ambassador Ray Mears

Interactively procrastinate optimal manufactured products via backward-compatible networks. Dramatically innovate B2C human capital rather than effective services. Holisticly grow premium e-markets vis-a-vis virtual scenarios. Assertively engineer standardized e-markets before collaborative portals. Assertively revolutionize client-centered best practices with pandemic models. Efficiently netwo...

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