Forest fires have been in the news recently. Some are natural, but many people believe that climate change is causing them to occur more frequently. Earlier this year, we witnessed a Himalayan forest fire that we believe was entirely man-made.Read more
Month: November 2018
A doctor’s advice on surviving the death zone
I was recently approached by Dr Jeremy Windsor, one of the doctors who climbed Everest as part of the Caudwell Xtreme Everest Expeditions. Jeremy has started up a new blog called Surviving the Death Zone to promote interest in high-altitude medicine.Read more
Introduction to the Apennines – Part 4: Sirente-Velino
Sirente-Velino has only regional park status, but don’t let this put you off. It’s easily the equal of the three surrounding massifs with national park status. There is great variety to be found here, from emerald-green paradise, to bare moonlike landscapes and dramatic cliff faces.Read more
Why do outdoor brands constantly dick around with perfectly good gear?
I recently bought a new version of a jacket that I’ve always liked, but when it arrived in the mail, I found that it had a feature so annoying that I had to send it back. This perplexed me so much that I decided to write this 900-word rant and post some silly photos.Read more