26th April 2019
SPOT: an essential lifeline when you venture into the wild
When mobile connectivity is unreliable or non-existent, satellite communication comes into its own.
11th November 2020
‘Fastpacking’ is a step up from ultralight backpacking, combining a lightweight approach with extra speed. Jenny Tough explains how to pack for fastpacking – with a little help from British gear brand Montane.
13th June 2019
Chiara Bullen asks if there’s enough education on how to deal with sanitary products on the mountains, and explores what alternative options are out there. It was a grey and gritty day when my group…
30th May 2019
Sandy Paterson from Glenmore Lodge explains how gaining scrambling skills can open up opportunities for greater adventure in the mountains.
22nd March 2019
As spring approaches and lighter days come back into our lives, it’s an opportunity to stay outdoors for longer.
6th December 2018
Our guide to crampons: busting the jargon, a close look at features, and five crampons reviewed.
15th October 2018
Judy Armstrong recommends the best equipment for adding safe scrambling to your days on the hill.
28th September 2018
GP Batteries presents three reasons why switching to rechargeable tech is a smart move for the outdoor enthusiast.
22nd August 2018
With contributions from Hilary Sharp and Tavienne Kelly, Gear Editor Chris Townsend looks at how to pack for a walking holiday overseas, whether on an organised trek or self-guided long-distance walk.
6th August 2018
Chris Townsend, Alex Roddie and Ronald Turnbull share their tips on how to be comfortable even while keeping weight down.
26th July 2018
How can you reduce pack weight while also ensuring you have the right clothing for your objective? We take a look at clothing systems for lightweight backpacking
23rd July 2018
TGO Editor Emily Rodway and partner John Chivall head into the Highlands to test backpacking gear suitable for camping with young children