Behind the labels: ethics in the outdoors industry

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02 March 2007

Kinder 75 years on: their fight, our freedom

Take a stroll today through the quiet Derbyshire town of Hayfield and you’ll get a sense of understated affluence.There are no obvious grand country houses, no palatial mansions.

18 April 2007

High drama: one woman's Xtreme Everest experience

Earlier this year, a small team of climbers made it to the top of Mount Everest. What marked them out from the crowds of summiteers was that they had ...

08 October 2007

grough goes geocaching in search of Dales treasure

Alfred Wainwright said that every walk should have a goal. He also said: “This is a place only for men with hair on their chests”, so that...

05 November 2006

A sound guide to a monument to mania

Picture this: a private company wants to build a massive new transport route through some of England’s wildest country.Right: on the route, wild Pennine sceneryThousands of foreign workers will be employed during the construction project, and local resources will be plundered to provide stone and other raw materials for building.It will be necessary to build a temporary town to house the workers as well as a factory on an upland moor close to limestone pavement and cave systems.

07 March 2007

Review: Mountain - Exploring Britain's High Places, with Griff Rhys Jones

With the credits barely faded from our television screens, Warner Home Video has issued a two-disk DVD of the Mountain series in which former Not the Nine O’Clock News comedian Griff Rhys Jones explores Britain’s high ground.There are two types who would fork out for the set: the mountain aficionado who can shout ‘been up that one, fallen down that crag’ at the family and the genuine ingénue who may be tempted to don boots for the first time and start to explore the magical mountain world which some of us have jealously coveted for years.The programmes certainly do the job for the latter.

05 September 2007

Walkers Are Welcome: Hebden Bridge takes the lead

Do you ever get the impression, as you’re pulling on your boots and tightening your rucksack straps that the locals are distinctly unfriendly.

19 February 2007


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