Ski Mountaineer Tamara Lunger Interview

Tamara Lunger started competitive ski-touring in 2002 and, as a member of the Italian national team, won several major titles. These include Italian Champion in 2006 and 2008, winner of the Pierra Menta 2007 and Long Distance World Champion 2008. Following these successes Tamara has progressed onto mountaineering, becoming the youngest woman to climb Lhotse … Continue reading Ski Mountaineer Tamara Lunger Interview

Alpinist David Göttler Interview

Alpine climber David Gottler is a professional mountain guide and cameraman. Having summitted four 8000m mountains his mountaineering skills are more than proven. He has also made impressive winter climbs of famous north faces such as the Eiger, Grand Jorasse and Matterhorn. Twice attempting a K2 summit and a new route on Ama Dablam, David … Continue reading Alpinist David Göttler Interview

Lightwave Founder and Engineer Carol McDermott – Interview

If you are an ultralight camper or hiker you've probably heard of Lightwave. Lightwave are dedicated to the design and development of high-quality lightweight and ultra-lightweight tents and rucksacks. As we see it at CheapTents, Lightwave offer great products which cater for the specific needs of ultralight and lightweight adventurers and campers. Lightwave balances the needs of durability, … Continue reading Lightwave Founder and Engineer Carol McDermott – Interview

Phil Wickens Pro Polar Explorer & Photographer

Many climbers and mountaineers dream of summitting unclimbed peaks. Making 8 first ascents might seem like an unattainable feat, but for Polar explorer Phil Wickens this was accomplished on just one expedition! In January 2012 Phil led a small team of mountaineers and skiers to climb 13 peaks located in the Antarctic Peninsula. Travelling between … Continue reading Phil Wickens Pro Polar Explorer & Photographer

Polar Explorer Lonnie Dupre Interview

For over 25 years Lonnie Dupre has been exploring the colder parts of our planet. Travelling by ski, kayak and dog sled, Lonnie has travelled over 14,000 miles across various regions of the Arctic. These expeditions include travelling across the North West passage, circumnavigating Greenland and two journeys to the North Pole. With Australia's John … Continue reading Polar Explorer Lonnie Dupre Interview

BMC to Help Outdoor Enthusiasts in Big Society

A while back the UK coalition government announced the creation of the Big Society. It has been hailed as a way to give power to local communities and criticised as a way of introducing spending cuts. One potential drawback is that it could give more power to people who are intent on pushing their own … Continue reading BMC to Help Outdoor Enthusiasts in Big Society

Climb a Mountain, Tumble 1000ft and Survive

This weekend news headlines read "man falls 1000ft from mountain", the mountain in question was Sgurr Choinnich Mor, around 5 miles east of Ben Nevis. The climber in question was Adam Potter, an experienced climber from Glasgow. At 2.30pm on Saturday, just moments after reaching the summit Adam began to fall. As his friends looked … Continue reading Climb a Mountain, Tumble 1000ft and Survive