back country blog
The Highland Trail 550 is the brainchild of Alan Goldsmith, the granddaddy of UK long-distance mountain bike racing, and a finisher of the Tour Divide, Arizona Trail Race and Colorado Trail Race, as well as developing the brutal Lakeland 200 route south of the Border. The ‘HT550’, as it’s come to be known, takes in […]
Looking to other mountain sports for ways of identifying and managing backcountry risks.
The Backcountry team’s favourite tips and tricks to make winter camping less freezing and more fun.
First off Packrafters sometimes choose not wear buoyancy aids, some even wrap their foam sleeping pads around themselves in an attempt to increase there safety in a risk benefit situation. Now I have struggled with the concept of this for a while, having worked in the outdoors for 15 odd years and attending lots of […]