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Editor’s blog: Thrills and spills with Bear

Editor’s blog: Thrills and spills with Bear

An invitation to Battersea Power Station to celebrate the launch of Bear Grylls’ latest TV series means only one thing – that ‘the Bear’ would be performing an abseil down the side of the famous London landmark, thus displaying how he has lost none of his derring-do after countless seasons of the hugely successful ‘Born Survivor’. The waiting throng all knew this was going to happen – the only question was from where on the searchlight-drenched walls of the power station he would appear – surely not from the top of one of the chimneys? (now that would be impressive). The … Read more »

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Editor’s Blog: Highland fling with the Garmin Fenix

Editor’s Blog: Highland fling with the Garmin Fenix

Back in November I was invited along with a small group of outdoor journos to spend a couple of days in Scotland getting some hill time in with Garmin’s new GPS watch, the Fenix. Having had my hands on the Fenix briefly a couple of months previously, I was keen to get into the nitty gritty of the watch which had impressed me with its ease of use and functionality. Heading down to Southampton airport I met up with Charlotte, Greg and the rest of the Garmin crew and jumped on a plane to Glasgow. There we picked up hire cars … Read more »

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Editor’s Blog: the future of Mountain Training

Editor’s Blog: the future of Mountain Training

Welcome to my first Editor’s Blog, in which I’ll be writing about some of the outdoor events, gatherings and industry days I attend as part of my job as Trek & Mountain Editor/Publisher – and also some of the stuff from hill days, treks and expeditions I go on that I can’t find space for in the magazine. Hopefully you’ll find at least some of it interesting! This first blog is about a two-day ‘press briefing’ I attended, held by Mountain Training UK at The National Mountain Centre, Plas y Brenin, on 18-19th October. The invitation email gave little indication as … Read more »

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