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, […]

The North Face 100 – Australia

Tim Ellis Thumbnail

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 […]

Outdoor Summer Product Launch – 2013

39 Burbage Valley

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 […]

Snowboarding in Niseko

Skiing in Niseko

Lucy from Head Office took a trip to Niseko, Japan and tells us what she found there.. It took 18 hours of travelling to get there, but as soon as our coach pulled into the welcome centre in Niseko we could tell we were in for a treat. From day one the snow didn’t stop […]

Coming back to skiing after a 10 year absence

Courchevel

First, a very brief introduction to me and why I’m writing this blog post.  I’m 49 years old, married with three teenage kids and I work for Snow+Rock (as Multichannel Director).  Although I love sport passionately, I am, unlike virtually everyone else who works at Snow+Rock, not obsessive about winter sports.  I skied a few […]

Our best day’s skiing ever!

ISPO ski slopes

Every February a team of 10 or 12 from the Snow+Rock buying and marketing teams head to Munich for the annual ISPO trade show. Company Director Kevin Young tells us more about the impromptu ski trip afterwards… ISPO is one of the biggest winter and outdoor sports expo events in the world. Every year it […]

Sherpa Training Day – Peak District

I was lucky enough to be invited on a training session for some Snow+Rock staff by Sherpa Adventure Gear, a brand new to the UK this year. Obviously I jumped at the chance and did a bit of research into the brand, their history and why we’re stocking them this year. Sherpa Adventure Gear are […]