A little outdoors inspiration

The lovely Elizabeth Grant rounds up some fun and easy ways to get outdoors this summer.

music

View Post

Follow:
The Garden Project at Jose Soria orphanage, La Paz, Part 2

The Garden Project at Jose Soria orphanage, La Paz, Part 2

The finished product, after two hectic weeks spent painting rainbows on everything and trying not to let the orphanage kids get too messy. A space for them to play.
View Post
The Garden Project at Jose Soria orphanage, La Paz

The Garden Project at Jose Soria orphanage, La Paz

Our volunteer team has been working with Bolivian orphans in La Paz for more than two months now, and as well as running workshops with the children on everything from breakdancing to knitting, we’ve started our final project at …
View Post
Places to stay: La Senda Verde animal refuge

Places to stay: La Senda Verde animal refuge

Last weekend we stayed in one of the loveliest places in the world.
View Post
The Best of La Paz

The Best of La Paz

I’ve lived in La Paz for six weeks now and am finally getting used to the insane traffic, bustling fruit markets and lung-burning altitude. When you can finally breathe properly, you realise that the highest city in the world …
View Post
Review: the GoPro HD Hero camera

Review: the GoPro HD Hero camera

Snowboarder Simon Andrews waxes lyrical over his favourite bit of kit, the GoPro Hero camera.
View Post
Snow girl style: photos from the pistes

Snow girl style: photos from the pistes

Check out what the coolest girl skiers and boarders are wearing in my resort, Cervinia.
View Post
Guest post: The UK’s Best Rock Climbing Spots

Guest post: The UK’s Best Rock Climbing Spots

There’s some spectacular scenery that’s ideal for rock climbing in the United Kingdom, and wherever you live in Britain, you’re sure to have some fantastic cliff faces a reasonable distance away. Rebecca Hall sums up her favourite …
View Post
Confessions of a seasonnaire: the reality of ski seasons

Confessions of a seasonnaire: the reality of ski seasons

10 Confessions of a seasonnaire As devised by myself and my lovely housemate Jillian whilst we were very hungover and in bed. We’ve been working in the Italian Alps for two months now, in which I have learned that salopettes&…
View Post
How to: the ultimate seasonnaire’s guide to waxing snowboards and skis

How to: the ultimate seasonnaire’s guide to waxing snowboards and skis

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 …
View Post
Interview with pro freestyle skier and UK champion Becky Hammond

Interview with pro freestyle skier and UK champion Becky Hammond

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…
View Post
Interview with pro surfer Mitch Corbett on the Endless Winter

Interview with pro surfer Mitch Corbett on the Endless Winter

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.
View Post
The Girl Outdoors in Company magazine

The Girl Outdoors in Company magazine

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…
View Post
Five breathtaking views from around the Great British Isles

Five breathtaking views from around the Great British Isles

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. …
View Post
Review: The North Face women’s 100 Glacier fleece

Review: The North Face women’s 100 Glacier fleece

The North Face Glacier Fleece review: In preparation for my epic ski adventure, coming soon to The Girl Outdoors (well, once I actually hit the slopes), I tested out my new North Face Glacier fleece, £30, in chilly Britain before…
View Post
How to: beginner’s guide to DSLR photography

How to: beginner’s guide to DSLR photography

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, …
View Post