A chalk bag is an essential for any climber – dropping your hands in one to grab a fistful of the white stuff means drier hands and better grip, giving you a way better shot at sending that stubborn V5 all the way to big school. But wait, not all chalk bags are created...
Think of South America and you tend to think of Che Guevara murals, Clarkson, Hammond and May’s epic trip across the Andes in a collection of bangers and fancy footballers who rob us of World Cups. Anyway, I digress. South America actually plays host to some pretty giant mountains. In fact, none of...
Have you ever wondered how our ancestors survived? The priorities they practiced are still relevant today. Our means of fulfilling those priorities have changed quite a bit with the help of technology and our civilization as a whole. We...
Illustration: Olivia Jorgensen. When I first realised I was pregnant, amid the giddy excitement and feelings of ‘Holy Shiiiiiit’, I had some maths to do. It was early November so how pregnant would I be by the time my next snow trip came around and would I still be able to ride? Since...
If you’re anything like us, you’ll have only just come out of the pleasure-induced coma caused by ‘Slice ‘n’ Dice: Volume 4′. God that was good, wasn’t it? Made you feel all giddy, didn’t it? Giddy on the inside. Like that Christmas time you had a remote control car waiting for you under...
Home is where the heart is. Something like that anyway. Read it on a decorative cushion once. Made an impact. Really made an impact. Seen it written on a fridge magnet as well. Very profound. That intro leads us neatly/clumsily on to a discussion of the new film from Patagonia – ‘Close To Home’....
Earlier today, The North Face unveiled FUTURELIGHT™, a new breathable waterproof material set to revolutionize the future of technical fabrics. Developed using innovative Nanospinning technology and sustainable practices, it is the most advanced breathable-waterproof outerwear material available. “Right now, the expectation from a waterproof product is something loud, crunchy, muggy and unpackable. With FUTURELIGHT we can theoretically use the...
As the use of GPS navigation has increased, navigation technology has become more sophisticated, and many excellent products have become available. When we got our hands on Magellan’s TRX7 Off-Road GPS Navigator nearly a year ago, we couldn’t wait...
6) Mount Emin Height: 4,798mLocation: Congo / Uganda Mount Emin is made of up two peaks of a similar height, a north and a south peaks, with a large glacier sandwiched in between the two peaks. The south peak, named Umberto is the largest of the two and was first ascended again by Prince Luigi Amedeo and two companions...
Sitting on the balcony of a hotel in Costa Rica overlooking the Pacific Ocean, I sat down to write about traveling with my children. No, they were not here with me at that moment, as I was finishing a...

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