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  • Wasdale: Tougher than tough

    Wasdale: Tougher than tough

    11th November 2015

    As the seemingly never-ending quest to find the hardest triathlon on the planet continues, I come across one that is surely right on the edge of what is physically possible: the Wasdale X Triathlon. Words: Sean McFarlane, Pictures: Sam Mould & Stephen Ashwort. This…

  • Switzerland: Alternative Winter sports

    Switzerland: Alternative Winter sports

    4th November 2015

    Steve Wright takes a trip to Gstaad, Switzerland to try out snowshoeing and splitboarding. He finds these activities will save you a heap on lift passes. Snow shoeing is probably better known and certainly less technical than split boarding, but both activities use the same principle…

  • 5 things we learnt from Steve Backshall, presenter

    5 things we learnt from Steve Backshall, presenter

    2nd November 2015

    When he’s not pointing a lens at wildlife, the BAFTA-winning television presenter is an all-round outdoor adventurer, with qualifications in kayaking, climbing, SCUBA diving and mountaineering. DXBF7R London, UK. 23rd March 2014 : Ben Foden participate Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games 2014 at…

  • The £20,000,000 man: Sir Ranulph Fiennes

    The £20,000,000 man: Sir Ranulph Fiennes

    21st October 2015

    Uber-action man Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks about the Marathon des Sables, how it was “one long nightmare”, and his fear of camels Words: Damian Hall Pictures: c/o Marie Curie The many adventures and achievements of Sir Ranulph Fiennes need no introduction. Quite simply, he’s…

  • Bridge of Orchy

    Bridge of Orchy

    20th October 2015

    What really are the essential ingredients for the ultimate weekend away for a bunch of outdoor enthusiasts? Well, our latest weekend adventure got pretty close to the perfect blend. Words: Sean McFarlane, Pictures: Andy McCandlish For such a small place Bridge of Orchy seems to be…

  • 5 things we learnt from Kenton Cool, mountaineer

    5 things we learnt from Kenton Cool, mountaineer

    22nd September 2015

    Kenton Cool has climbed Everest eleven times, including twice in one week, and is recognised as one of the best climbers of his generation. Photo: Ian Parnell Kenton Cool made a telephone call and tweeted from the top of Everest, and to mark…

  • Bear Grylls on his adventuring life

    Bear Grylls on his adventuring life

    16th September 2015

    He’ s the real-life action man with an unquenchable thirst for adventure. Bear Grylls tells us why the human spirit is designed to endure and why the outdoors is what makes people come alive. It’s all about kicking yourself out of…

  • 5 things we learnt from Matt Langridge, GB rower

    5 things we learnt from Matt Langridge, GB rower

    8th September 2015

    The newly crowned European champion has Rio in his sights, his fourth Olympic Games. WITH TWO WORLD Championship gold medals and Olympic bronze and silver medals, Matt Langridge has been one of the stalwarts of the GB Rowing squad for more than a…

  • 5 things we learnt from Hannah White, endurance athlete and broadcaster

    5 things we learnt from Hannah White, endurance athlete and broadcaster

    14th August 2015

    Hannah White, 31, is bidding to break the women’s world record for sailing the fastest nautical mile… Extreme adventurer Hannah White has sailed the Atlantic solo three times, cycled the seven-day Haute Route through the Alps, and kayaked across England. She is a presenter on…

  • Training diary: Ironman Wales part 2

    Training diary: Ironman Wales part 2

    7th August 2015

    Here we catch up with Richard, Colin and Huw as training continues for Ironman Wales… You can read the first instalment of this training diary here. RICHARD MANNING 47, Richard is a design engineer living in Llandeilo, South Wales. Training is coming…