back country blog
This month on the blog we’re rewinding the clock a year to the Summer of 2020. Remember 2020?! Yes, us too. Newly released from lockdown and itching to get back to quiet places and wild spaces, BC team members Huw and Annie satisfied a craving for a bikerafting trip in the rugged hills of Fisherfield. […]
From their simple origins as surplus survival rafts from the US Air Force, packrafts have become hugely popular tools for human-powered adventure. Their only limit is your imagination and creativity with a map, and in recent years their popularity has boomed among adventurous folks looking for new ways to move through and experience wild landscapes […]
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.