Adventure in the Republic of Georgia

If I was thinking about where to go for the next dose of adventure, be it trekking or mountaineering, skiing or mountain biking, or other outdoor pursuits, I really ought to think about Georgia. The country unfortunately saw serious tensions boil-over not so many years back, into the Russo-Georgian War, Read more →

Getting Ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics

Ice-hockey champion of the Washington Capitols, Alex Ovechkin, has become the first Russian to carry the Olympic torch towards the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The relay with last 123 days and will be the largest in Olympic history, stretching across 65 000 kilometres, 14 000 torchbearers and 9 time zones. As the torch makes its way from Greece through Russia, Winter Olympics fever is heating up. Read more →

Climbing the degli Alpini Via Ferrata in the Dolomites

The Dolomites are a mountain range located in the north eastern corner of Italy, bordering Germany, and are a popular destination for hikers, rock climbers, and mountain bikers. This was our third day in the region and so far we’d done two hikes, both of which had exhausted me. My fitness prowess did not quite match my outdoor ed teacher mother or rock climbing, hiking extraordinaires Angela and Miles. Read more →

The Last Bus to Rasnov

The last bus to Rasnov perhaps it wasn’t but as with many public transport hops in unfamiliar territory Sarah’s tale of her journey to Rasnov has that feel of destiny about it. There seems to be some inescapable questions that haunt you whilst on these journey’s; Are we on the right bus? Why are we in the middle of nowhere? We have obviously got on the wrong bus, is there one going back tonight? Why are we back where we started? Who knows where we are, but does it really matter? Read more →

Mountain Biking in Super Slow Motion

Just to good to let this video slip past without including it, this breathtaking mountain bike slopestyle clip, was shot at 1,000 frames per second, featuring Martin Söderström, Yannick Granieri, Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul and Niki Leitner. The video was made during the FMB world tour stop in Leogang, Austria. Read more →

Big Dual – Kiev 2012

I can”t claim to have done any real MTB stuff but that doesn’t mean I cant appreciate the skill that is required for taking part in major Mountain Biking competitive events. This primarily comes from childhood memories and more recent off-road touring, although in a very limited capacity.   These Read more →