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Tag Archives: climbing
Take your imagination on an adventure with these books
When the day is done and you want to put your feet up in front of the fire, kick back in your camping chair under the stars, or lay out on the beach – there’s nothing finer than a good adventure story to whisk your mind away with tales of exploration and discovery. So we’ve compiled a list of some recommended books to take you on the trip of a lifetime.
A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors week 2
For week 2 of our year long photo project, we set you the task of taking your resolutions outdoors. We called it ‘The Outdoor Gym’ and once again we had a fantastic response.
Try your hand at climbing in Cairngorms National Park
Climbing is one of the UK’s most popular outdoor activities, presenting people with the chance to get the adrenaline pumping and testing out their physical and mental strength. Here are some of the best places to go climbing in the Cairngorms with venues and routes for all abilities:
Leo Houlding led a team of five mountaineers to complete a first ascent on the North West face of the Mirror Wall a prolific 1,200m peak in remote Greenland. The team spent 12 nights on the wall battling harsh weather environments to top out in an upwards snow storm at 4:20am on 22 July – making it the perfect test environment for Berghaus’ Extrem range. Here we take a look at what it takes to scale a wall four times the height of London’s shard.
Climbing routes for all abilities in Loch Lomond
With a mixture of bouldering, classic climbs and strenuous routes, there are plenty of climbing opportunities in Loch Lomond. This guide has been produced in partnership with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland who provided their valuable advice on the best climbs within Loch Lomond.
Enjoying Christmas Curry for the First Time in 30 years
GO Outdoors founder John Graham recounts a day in Snowdonia with the Mail on Sunday health editor, Barney Calman, climbing some routes that he hadn’t tackled in years.
At GO Outdoors, we love to hear about the adventures you’re planning when you pop into our stores for your gear. We love the outdoors as well, and our store and head office staff are often out on their own adventures to tackle the great outdoors.
In this blog we hear from Tim of our Colchester store as he prepares for a month long trip to Nepal to take on Everest basecamp.
Outdoor sponsored athletes come in all shapes and sizes, and we’ve even had some working with us here at GO Outdoors, but when we were given the chance to sit down with a real British favourite of the climbing world in Mick Fowler, we couldn’t resist.
For those who might be new to the name, Mick Fowler is an award-winning mountaineer and author. He was voted the ‘Mountaineer’s mountaineer’ by The Observer, and has picked up prestigious awards such as the Piolet d’OR and the Golden Piton for his climbs. He was one of the first people to rock climb at E6 difficulty, and winter climb at grade VI – it’s no doubt that Mick Fowler is a real pioneer when it comes to adventurous climbing.
While he’s not conquering the cliff face, Mick works full time for HM Revenue and Customs, and while not in the office he has been working as a Berghaus-sponsored athlete since 2008.
We asked you to send in your questions for the man himself, and here is how it went:
Martin’s Near-Death experience while climbing
Just over a week ago my friends and I went out to some small rock faces in Bathford. Nothing huge, just having a bit of fun abseiling down and climbing back up. Read more
Gorge Scrambling (aka some of the most fun you can have in a wetsuit …)
Water cascades down over head and shoulders; hands grasping boulders and moss covered crevices; pushing up through the racing white foam. Read more
Deep Water Soloing – Malta
Challenge – a last minute family holiday, less than 4 hours flying from Edinburgh with guaranteed sunshine and excellent climbing. Read more