“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Robert Wyland Author Sandy Gringas once wrote: "At the beach, life is different." And for me, that perfectly sums up our natural passion, as humans, for sweeping coastlines and empty sand dunes. By our very nature, we are drawn to … Continue reading How Do Tides Work? And Other Sea Lessons We Need To Learn
Whether by car or on foot, making your way through the towering white peaks of the alps, or along the winding ribbon road of the Munroe's, is one of the most atmospheric and awe-inspiring experiences. The sense of size and power that they emanate, the crushing quietness, is something that draws travellers back time and … Continue reading The Ultimate Roadtrip Playlist For Mountain Travelling
It's 2017, and I have just turned 18 years old. Two days ago, in-fact. It's 8pm, the sun has finally sunk behind the hills, and shining stars light up our evening picnic with a sparkling glow. We have strawberries, cream, and a blanket to share. Soft music thumps from the car surround system, as we … Continue reading 5 Romantic Ideas For Outdoor Lovers
In the last 5 years, van life has seen a massive boom in popularity. Worldwide, people have been throwing beds in the back of anything they can get their hands on - and the prettier, it is generally considered, the better. For those of us that perhaps spend a little too much on our hobbies … Continue reading What Are The Best Small Vans To Convert On A Budget?
"I find that rock climbing is the finest, most healthiest sport in the whole world. It is much healthier than most; look at baseball, where 10 000 sit on their ass to watch a handful of players" - John Salathé Throughout history, extreme sports have often been linked in society with a certain mental fortitude. This … Continue reading The ‘Finest, Healthiest Sport In The World’: Why Climbing Is Good For Mental Health
I have a confession; I am a kook. If you don't know what a kook is, you've probably not tried surfing - or you have, and you're one too. A kook is a beginner, who makes stupid and often hilarious mistakes. A kook is the person that probably tries their best, but has limited knowledge … Continue reading The Everyday Fears of an Average Beginner
As we head into week 5 of Lockdown in the UK, the desire to be back amongst crags and mountain tops is becoming increasingly stronger. For many of us, we have had to leave the outdoor world behind for a little while, and instead turn our focus to indoor-training and survival in urban landscapes. With … Continue reading Life Under Lockdown: How Can You Feed Your Sense Of Adventure Without Leaving Home?
What exactly is a climbing partner? Is it just someone you can trust to belay you? Is it someone you can rely on to give you chalk? Or is it the person with the in-jokes, that matches your stoke, that'll sit for hours with you and talk plans and rubber and grades like there's nothing … Continue reading What is a Belaytionship? Why Finding The Right Climbing Partner Is So Important