Outdoors Skills

Outdoors Skills

Life on the doorstep during lockdown has meant that we have both honed some unexpected skills that we hadn't encountered in day to day life living in Milan. With Em on the rural ligurian coast, and Zo in the slightly more rugged North Yorkshire hills, it's fair to say that the surroundings on our doorsteps [...]

The Outdoor Lovers Guide To Staying Home: Self Isolation Tips

The Outdoor Lovers Guide To Staying Home: Self Isolation Tips

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we're both self-isolating in the British and Italian countryside respectively and therefore are currently subject to different rules and regulations regarding the possibility to go outside. In Italy, we essentially can't leave the house without a permit and only to go to the supermarket, pharmacy or for other 'urgent matters', [...]

Is ‘The Fear’ justified?

Is ‘The Fear’ justified?

It’s a good-natured laugh line, fraught with undertone. Climbing’s continual balancing act, between safety and daring, freedom and caution, has been injected with a growing quest for speed. One of my biggest difficulties I face when climbing is 'the fear'. I know I ought to push myself harder in the gym, I ought to climb [...]