It’s difficult to escape the popularity of the Six Nations rugby tournament at this time of year, but while the teams duke it out on the field, we asked GO Outdoors blog readers to vote for which of the Six Nation countries was the best for the outdoors person. The second of our joint 4th blogs, it’s Ireland!
There’s much more than the craic on the emerald isle
Six Nations of the Outdoors, joint 4th place – Ireland
It’s difficult to escape the popularity of the Six Nations rugby tournament at this time of year, but while the teams duke it out on the field, we asked GO Outdoors blog readers to vote for which of the Six Nation countries was the best for the outdoors person. In joint 4th place you voted our friends, France.
Lets take a look at why France is great for adventure.
Six Nations of the outdoors joint 4th Place – France
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It’s difficult to escape the popularity of the Six Nations rugby tournament at this time of year, but while the teams duke it out on the field, we asked GO Outdoors blog readers to vote for which if the Six Nation countries was the best for the outdoors person. In sixth place and receiving the wooden spoon we have: Italy.
Is Italy underrated for adventure? We think so.
Six Nations of the Outdoors: 6th Place Italy.
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Tagged extreme sports italy, mountain biking italy, outdoor activities italy, things to do in Italy, travelling to italy, via ferrata
Meet the staff at GO Outdoors
GO Outdoors staff whether from head office or in store are into many different aspects of the outdoors. Whether they’re avid bikers, dedicated campers, intrepid climbers etc, the outdoors is a big part of their spare time. In this blog series we’ll be telling the stories of some of our staff that help make up GO Outdoors.
Via Ferrata – Trekking with a Twist!
As a hill walker and trekker you may have enviously viewed posters and videos of climbers hanging from their finger tips on huge alpine cliffs with the sweep of the rock face falling away below. Well, fear not, you can join them with only a few hours of training and a head for heights.
Limp Bizkit, Chas & Dave and more to play Knebworth
Sonisphere makes it’s return in 2014 after a brief hiatus, the rock festival known for taking a few risks with it’s line up choices hasn’t missed a beat with another 10 bands being announced for an already highly anticipated weekend at Knebworth house.
A number of years ago I was lucky enough to be involved in the film ‘Touching the Void’, performing stunts and putting in place the safety rigging. During this film I was required to abseil, fall into and climb back out of lots of crevasses. Crevasses are spectacular ravines of ice, formed in glaciers when the ice is under tension or compression. For those not initiated, venturing onto glaciers for the first time is a daunting prospect. The fear of falling into crevasses Touching the Void-style (free fall arms flailing into the black abyss!) is what the majority of my clients initially think happens. In 23 years of alpine climbing I have only ever fallen into a crevasse like this whilst re-enacting events for the film. If you take the proper precautions and do your homework the worst that usually happens is you put one or both legs into a hole. Read more
The Download festival line up is bolstered with 15 more bands.
Struggling with the January blues? Download Festivals could sense your pain, and they’ve come back with a bumper announcement of another 15 bands to add to what is being hailed by festival booker Andy Copping as their ‘most diverse line up to date’.
Mountain Weather; A guest blog from the Met Office
The GO Outdoors blog is growing in 2014, and part of that growth we will be bringing you some special guest blogs from experts in the outdoors and associated topics. In this instalment of our guest blog series we’ve asked the Met Office to explain the importance of the mountain forecast and how quickly the weather can change in a mountain range. Read more
What will you challenge yourself to do this year?
At GO Outdoors we’re all about making the outdoors more accessible to everyone. Whether you’re a total novice or an seasoned explorer, we love to hear your stories of triumph and adventure. 2013 finished with a fantastic story of the Meek family and their quest to complete 100s of outdoor tasks (all here in the UK) to help their daughters stay clear of too much TV. If they can do it – what new challenge will you do in 2014?
We’ve listed 15 challenges below to get you started: