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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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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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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Highlights from the 2019 Kendal Mountain Literature Festival:

event kmf review Nov 26, 2019

The 2019 Kendal Mountain Literature Festival was packed with a programme of adventurers, writers, historians and artists. Like its cinematic counterpart, the Literature Festival featured extraordinary tales of bravery and endurance. Among these fantastic stories were also discussions by a range of open-minded speakers that tackled some of our biggest questions on nature and nature writing. In an attempt to combat the ‘Kendal Blues’, I look back over the weekend, pick my favourite...

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Experience: the Women's Sea Kayak Festival

events kayaking review Nov 08, 2019

What happens when you put some of the best paddlers in the world in a field with some incredibly keen students? Add some sea kayaks and you’ve got the Women’s Sea Kayak Festival, this year held in South Devon in August. With numerous beaches and estuaries, varied sea conditions and great weather, it made for an eventful and inspiring three days.

My teeth were clenched and my knuckles were white as I gripped my paddle. I peered out from under my helmet at the fierce white waves...

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Run Unexpected - A Mystery Trail Run with Salomon

events review Oct 06, 2019

The unknown is a key element in any adventure. If you know exactly what you're getting yourself in for, you've missed the point. Now, I would not call myself a runner. In fact I often have to trick myself into going on "not-runs"... although nowhere near often enough to be even competent at running. 

But when Salomon got in touch about a mystery trail running event at a mystery location with mystery activities along the way... I just couldn't resist. They called it RunUnexpected and I...

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Eve Jones: Five climbing films you NEED to watch

climbing film review Mar 26, 2019

Outdoor climbing and mountainous adventures lend themselves to the film form due to both their naturally stunning scenery and the intensely personal nature of long-term climbing projects. More than this, these films form an exciting part of climbing culture. In a tight, uncompetitive community, watching the big names of climbing take on cutting edge ascents has a unifying effect; we all know some of the internal conflicts they’re experiencing, we all appreciate the incredible...

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