Review: the GoPro HD Hero camera

Snowboarder Simon Andrews waxes lyrical over his favourite bit of kit, the GoPro Hero camera.

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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.
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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 …
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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&…
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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 …
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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. …
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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…
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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, …
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Review: Annecy ski cosmetics

Review: Annecy ski cosmetics

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 …
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Urban wildlife – foxes in London

Urban wildlife – foxes in London

It was spellbinding to wake up on a sunny Sunday at my aunt’s house and open the curtains on this beautiful russet-coloured fox having an nap amongst the ivy. What made it more surprising was that my aunt doesn’…
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The magical £5000 hobbit house

The magical £5000 hobbit house

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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Places to stay: Cuddling reindeer in Lapland

Places to stay: Cuddling reindeer in Lapland

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 …
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Walking Lapland’s Pieni Karhunkierros trail

Walking Lapland’s Pieni Karhunkierros trail

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 …
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