Kinga and I will talk about what the 7 Stanes is and why you should go and check it out. 7 Stanes is a group of mountain bike centres spread out across southern Scotland.  Stane means stone in Scottish and at each centre you will find a stone sculpture representing a local myth or...
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There are many reference and guide books for climbers and walkers, but this one in particular is both Tiago and my favourite.  The book has been published by Mountain Leader Training UK and was written by Andy Cunningham and Allen Fyffe.  Both are very experienced and have many first ascents under their belts.  Cunningham...
Touching The Void is a film that will interest anyone who likes to participate in activities on and around mountains.  The film was directed by Kevin MacDonald and is based on the book written by Joe Simpson about his attempt with Simon Yates to climb the Siula Grande in Cordillera Huayhuash of the Peruvian...
Part 2 Always Bring The Right Equipment A compass and map are two of the most important pieces of equipment that you must always bring with you, and you should always keep the close to hand, instead of at the bottom of your rucksacks. Although a GPS and mobile phone are useful tools to...
Part 1 As both Kinga and myself know too well, that while there are many ways to enjoy a mountain experience, whether its skiing, cycling, running, climbing or walking; moorlands and mountains can be very treacherous and unforgiving places if you do not take the right amount of care.  There is no way to...
This is a question that myself and Kinga get asked all the time – What is best for beginners, skiing or snowboarding?  Before we give a definitive answer, we will look at learning to ski and snowboard separately. Learning To Ski One warning to newbies is to expect a level of burning pain, particularly...
French snowboarding resorts are among the world’s best.  Places such as Serre Chevalier and Chamonix are 2 places that all snowboarders should check out. There is a mixture of old and new resorts, but what makes them stand out is the variety of the resorts.  While some are unattractive, others are like magical hideaways....
A big part of what skiers look for in a resort is piste size.  The problem is that identifyingthe largest slopes is harder than you think.  Most resorts in Canada and US refer to size in terms of the length of their runs, instead of actual area size.  Also, they do not use a...