UK Trail & Mountain Races

Steve Jones

Over the last year I have done a few trail/mountain ultra races, the longest being the Satmap (now Clif Bar) 10 peaks. As they say on their website the “10 Peaks The Lakes is a non-stop hike/run over the 10 highest peaks in The Lake District. The course covers approximately 73 kilometres with over 5,600 […]

Trekking in Columbia

Dave Duarte

I travelled to Colombia in September 2012 to explore what the country had to offer. Colombia is one of the best places for adventure as they have nearly every terrain imaginable. I wanted to mix things up by tackling mountains, volcanoes and jungles. I flew to Armenia, the heart of the coffee region, to take […]

Trekking in Arctic Sweden

Rory in Sweden

A childhood desire to see the midnight sun led me to the mountains on the border of Sweden and Norway, within the Arctic Circle. A 26hour train journey from Stockholm to Katterjok and then a trail from there up into the mountains, my Arc’teryx Bora 80 carrying everything needed for 10 days in the wilderness, […]

Father’s Day Gifts

fathers day gifts

Stuck for Father’s day gift ideas? Here are a few suggestions for everyone’s budget… Under £10! Penguin books The Old Ways £9.99 Light My Fire Firesteel £8.99 Growers Cup organic coffee £1.99   Under £25! Victorinox Spartan £20.99 GSI Kung Foon £19.99 TKC Vortex Mega Howler £12.99   Under £50! Teva mens Abbett £49.99 Luger […]

The North Face 100 – Australia

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The North Face 100 is a 100km ultra trail run which winds its way through the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. It’s a technical race featuring thousands of rocky steps, transitional ladders and several hours of running through the dark. This will be my second year in a row at the event. 1001 […]

Festival Top 10

FestivalTop10

As the festival season gets closer, we asked our buyers to put together a list of their ‘Top Ten’ festival camping items. They have come up with this list of things you just can’t do without … Vango Alpha 250 £69.99 This tent is packed full of features including a large front porch for your […]

Columbia OutDry – a day of testing

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At the end of April Snow+Rock partnered with Columbia and OutDry to host an event where members of outdoor press were invited to witness the key properties of OutDry being tested at SATRA (the world’s leading research and technology centre in Northampton). SATRA: SATRA is a remarkable facility used to create benchmarks for standards across […]

Outdoor Summer Product Launch – 2013

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Now that the snow has melted and the weather has returned to something resembling the seasonal norm, the time has come for our staff to put away their Skis, Snowboards and Ice Axes and get ready for new rock climbing, camping and walking adventures. In preparation for the new season, our training and buying teams […]