Waxing guide! That’s boards and skis, not legs. Snowboard wonderkid and fellow seasonnaire Simon Andrews kindly took time out of shredding the crap out of the Cervinia backcountry to compile this fantastic guide to waxing your snowboard or skis for…

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The Girl Outdoors loves a good girl sports hero, especially one as fearlessly cool as Becky Hammond, UK freeski champion and part of Team GB. The 25 year old took time out of training halfpipe in Breckenridge, Colorado, to chat…

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Pure unadulterated fresh air based bliss in one little music video: Keep your head up, by Ben Howard. Possibly the best waterslide in the world. I suggest watching it when you feel a little bit sad.

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Having to surf in the biting cold is pretty much inevitable for riders in the UK, where freezing green waves, menacing grey skies and frostbitten fingers are more of the surf scene than tropical sands and hibiscus flowers.

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Wahooo the December issue of Company is finally out and I am in it! If you fancy spending your hard-earned £2 on a magazine this month, may I suggest it be this one, and that you closely peruse pages 56…

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Countryside fan James Agate rounds up the most beautiful vistas in the UK for your viewing pleasure. If you’re looking for stunning views and breathtaking scenery then you really look no further than the shorelines of good old Blighty. Here…

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In preparation for my epic ski adventure, coming soon to The Girl Outdoors (well, once I actually hit the slopes), the amazing outdoorsy peeps at Webtogs have sent me a lovely North Face fleece to test out in chilly Britain…

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After many many years as a bit of a tech-phobe, I’m finally learning the ins and outs of photography, mainly because pretty much any time I am outdoors I spot things that I want to shoot (foxes, landscapes, umm, interesting…

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I’m off on a ski season to Cervinia, Italy in December, which I am so excited about that I can’t sleep at night without cuddling my new woolly hat. The fact that I can’t ski very well is clearly immaterial…

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Simon Dale is my new hero – using just £5000 worth of materials and some man power he has magicked up a cosy little house in Wales for his family to live in. Eco friendly, low impact, and built using…

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I think a small part of me wasn’t quite sure reindeer were real until we visited Napapiirin Porofarmi Reindeer Farm. The farm’s reindeer are friendly and come up for a cuddle, which I enjoyed immensely, as their horns feel amazing…

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It doesn’t get much more authentically Finnish than waking up in Lapland in a cosy log cabin overlooking a misty lake in the middle of nowhere, having a breakfast of rye porridge, salmon and cheese and heading off for a…

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Someone else has been on adventures in the Arctic recently, but in a more dramatic way than me. In March I interviewed the fantastic Steve Young, a soldier who trekked to the North Pole after breaking his back in a…

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My fabulous friends at Webtogs sent me a pair of Base Camp flip flops to take with me on my Finnish adventure because where better to test them than an actual base camp? We were staying in log cabins in…

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It doesn’t get much more beautiful than Finland’s Nuuksio National Park, which may be only an hour from central Helsinki but feels like a million miles away in both space and time. Unspoilt and untouched, the semi-wilderness stretches for miles…

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Two weeks in Nova Scotia are not enough. The Maritimes are a gorgeous patchwork of apple trees, wooden slat houses in pastel yellows and blues and cold, empty lakes fringed with dark pine trees. Oh, and gooooood pie. Actually, two…

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The Girl Outdoors has been a bit quiet recently, mainly because the only downfall of actually being out and about outdoors is a lack of internet connection on remote beaches or in pineforests. Now that I am back in civilization…

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My beautiful new green Resolve jacket (£64.99), courtesy of the fabulous people at Webtogs, came with me to Glastonbury last week, where we both managed to have a pretty fabulous time despite the rain. As the weather was horrible for…

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I’m heading to Glastonbury next week, and am so excited I’m a bit worried I’m going to burn out before I even get there. The amount of bands I want to see and muddy dancing I want to do means…

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Absolutely beautiful show on BBC Iplayer at the moment: Alice Roberts swims in empty lochs, freezing rivers and underground lagoons, interspaced with water-based poetry in this beautiful one-off show. As a huge fan of river swimming I am mega jealous.

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Last weekend a gang of 13 of us packed into some small, unreliable cars and drove from Cardiff to Snowdon. Watch out for a proper post on how much my buttocks ached after scaling the peak, coming soon! However the…

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My new online style crush is up-and-coming website Log Cabin Style, where “fashion, adventure and nature” live under one little wooden roof. Their nature inspired printed tees featuring rabbits, deer and birds are perfect for spring picnics and rambles. I…

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Missed out on Glastonbury tickets? Or feeling the pinch and want the outdoors experience for less? These beauties are the finest fests in the land, all for under 100 squids, chosen and (on the whole) personally experienced by me. Book…

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Need some inspiration to get fit and get outdoors? Read my interview with the incredibly inspiring injured soldier who proved the doctors wrong – not only by walking again, but by trekking all the way to the North Pole for…

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My last backpack finally gave up the ghost a few months ago, leaving me and my stuff feeling unprotected and alone. So I was very excited about my lovely new The North Face Borealis 30 L Daypack, which sells at…

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