Women's End2End Relay: Q&A with Bex Band

adventure events interview Mar 25, 2020

After beginning adventuring in her mid-20s, Bex Band grew in confidence and expertise. In 2017, she made her love for the outdoors into a career by creating Love Her Wild, a community that organises group adventures and mentorship for women. We spoke to Bex about how the outdoors has impacted her life and Love Her Wild's biggest event yet: The Women's End2End Relay.

Q: Can you tell us a bit about the Women’s End2End Relay?

Bex: The Women’s End2End is a hiking challenge stretching...
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10 Things I Learnt on my First Running Adventure

adventure running Mar 20, 2020

Autumn is my favourite time of year. The colours are beautiful, the midges are gone, and you don’t have to get up at a ridiculous o’clock to watch the sunrise.

Winter is on its way. With my first bunch of university assignments in and the promising forecast of abundant sunshine, it felt prime time to get out into the hills. As a completely new and highly enthusiastic trail runner, I set myself a new challenge: my first overnight running adventure.

Setting off on Sunday...

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A Preview of the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

events review sheffield Mar 16, 2020

Above: Still from Where The Wild Things Keep Playing. Katie Jo Myers bouldering in Leavenworth, Washington USA.

The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) is set in the gorgeous ‘Outdoor City’ of Sheffield, a stone’s throw from the Peak District and the home of British climbing. On the 20th of March the sociable weekender will begin showing a myriad of short and feature-length films, hosting panel events and workshops, providing for everyone, from ‘the armchair...

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Hiking Through Heartbreak

hiking new zealand personal Feb 02, 2020

Above all do not lose your desire to walk. Every day, I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no one thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it” -Soren Kierkegaard

It was supposed to be the travel of a lifetime; a three month break in New Zealand with my boyfriend, to celebrate the completion of my PhD. I had painfully dragged myself across the submission line, survived my...

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Ortlieb Back-Roller Pro Plus Review

gear review Jan 17, 2020

Finding a pair of panniers can be like finding a life partner. At least, we hope that you'll keep your panniers for life if you find the right match! For long distance cycle tours, it can be as important as finding the right rucksack for a multi-day expedition. Sure, you might not have to carry panniers on your back, but they'll be keeping all your worldly belongings safe on the trip. For a few days you can put up with things. After weeks, you become acutely aware of what's working and...

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An Arctic Adventure

arctic expedition svalbard Jan 17, 2020

4 a.m. 20 degrees. Shivering in 5 down jackets and clutching a 1939 rifle we called Greta whilst scanning the horizon for polar bears. What on earth was I doing here?

It all started one Christmas Eve. My partner Neil and I had just returned from a 3 day trip to Norway which was our first time ski touring. I’d needed to bribe him out every morning with the promise of sweets and a hot chocolate at the end of the day, so by all accounts it was not a successful trip. But then, 24 hours...

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Weirdest and Wildest Camping Spots in the UK

2born2travel was established in 2016 when George quit her job, sold her house and embarked on an adventure around Europe in her VW Caddy. Over the years her travels have introduced her to crazy likeminded adventurers and this is where the idea for BE MORE RANDOM was established.

BE MORE RANDOM is a series in which George and her friends hope to inspire people to step out of their comfort zones, not to worry about what others think, be adventurous and above all have fun and enjoy life. Their...

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Powertraveller Tactical Extreme Solar Charger Review

gear review Dec 18, 2019

The Powertraveller Tactical Extreme looks like an adventurer's solar charger kit of choice. It almost looks too good to be true on paper: a durable charging kit that can refuel anything from SLR cameras to headtorches. 

This review is based on 6 months of testing, mainly through daily use on the Rhine Source to Sea Cycle: some 3 weeks and 1700km from Switzerland to London. I have also taken the power pack to Slovenia for 5 days of alpine mountaineering and the whole setup for 2...

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Embracing Personal Limits

I set off on my tank of a touring bike with a vague plan to cycle to India with my partner Liam. We had some discussions before we pedalled off, agreeing to take it slow and avoid steep mountain passes, especially considering that neither of us had even ridden a bike for about five months, nevermind our 40-50kg loaded beasts. The first few months comprised of battling a record breaking 42 degree celcius French heat wave and skirting up and down Pyrenean foothills before seeking rest near Lake...

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Sunday 7: Marilyn Scott

Uncategorized Dec 01, 2019

Marilyn Scott started bush-walking at the age of 45 and has been canyoning, abseiling and caving for the past 25 years. As she says, "there comes a time when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it!"

In between family time and organising guided weekend trips away, we managed to catch up with Marilyn for a quick 'Sunday 7'...

 

What is your most treasured outdoor space and why?

I don’t really have a particular outdoor space in mind, but if I had to pick,...

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