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    Getting Scrubbed by Nature – British clay soaps

    Who are Scrubbed by Nature? Inspired by the shorelines and rugged landscapes of Britain, our natural clay soaps are formulated to bring you back to nature. By using British Kaolin clay, mixed with the purest clays from across the globe, there’s no better way of connecting to the landscape than washing in it. First impressions The first thing that hits

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    Red7 CG1 all in one ski suit review

    For the 2017/18 ski season this year we are working alongside a new brand on the block, Red7 Ski wear. Red7 have been featured as one of the The Telegraph’s top independent ski brands to watch and they are creating some great products. About Red7 Red7 Ski wear – named after their favourite ski run – was founded by two

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    A week checking out Les Arcs with Crystal Ski Holidays

    In January 2018 we spent a week checking out Les Arcs, specifically within the town situated at 1800. Teaming up with a few friends, we wanted to see what this resort offered compared to other popular French resorts at a similar budget. Accommodation We stayed just outside the centre of 1800 in a set of reasonably newly renovated apartments. Surrounded

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    Crystal Ski Holidays launch new tool to help find the best ski resort for you

    In 2017, Crystal Ski Holidays took 50 of the most popular ski resorts from 13 countries around the world and researched 18 unique metrics for each using sources such as crystalski.co.uk, skiresort.info and onthesnow.com. This research was the collated into a unique, filterable index that can help find the perfect ski resort for you and your ski buddies. Crystal Ski

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    Petzl ACTIK CORE, ZIPKA and e+LITE review

    We collaborated with Petzl and Lyon Equipment to test out three of Petzl’s head torches. The ACTIK CORE, ZIPKA and e+LITE. For many you will already know Petzl as the leading international head torch specialists. They have been part of many adventures, from professional explorers to the everyday adventurer. From climbing, skiing or travelling; Petzl has you covered. A history of

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    2018 – A plastic free challenge

    It should be no news to anyone, especially in the outdoor industry that plastic pollution is a huge problem. It effects every single person in some way, whether you know it or not. Science has proved that our habits of using plastic causes enormous hazards to marine life. Even the to tiny plankton at the beginning of the food chain

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    Salomon Drifter mid hoodie review

    We worked alongside Salomon on our recent trip to a very cold Iceland to test our their newest hoodie – the Drifter mid hoodie. It is designed primarily as a warming mid layer to accompany you on a hike or mini adventure in the majority of weathers, but turn it inside out and it changes to a windproof top layer

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    Salomon Wayfarer pant review

    We took Salomon’s popular Wayfarer pant for a spin to see how it faired as a 3 season, hike almost anywhere, adventure pant. First Impressions Straight away, pulling the wayfarer’s out of the packaging you can feel the quality of the materials in your hand. The stretch woven fabric construction feels very comfortable trying them on for the first time. The

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    Interview with MaryEllen Hackett

    Trained as a painter, MaryEllen took up working for the National Park Service after her senior year at College. While working at Fire Island National Seashore, MaryEllen gravitated quite naturally towards painting the incredible natural landscapes that surrounded her. MaryEllen’s success has grown to afford her residencies in many studios and National Park centres around America. Now that it is

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    Crystal Ski Holidays launches 2018/19 winter holidays

    The snow is falling, many resorts have opened their ski areas and for most Britons the winter ski season is just about to begin. To celebrate this occasion, Crystal Ski Holidays have launched the preview programme for the winter season 2018/19. Mountain and Co will also be heading off on a winter adventure in January with one of

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