Monthly Archives: January 2014

10 bands added to Sonisphere festival

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Limp Bizkit, Chas & Dave and more to play Knebworth 

Sonisphere makes it’s return in 2014 after a brief hiatus, the rock festival known for taking a few risks with it’s line up choices hasn’t missed a beat with another 10 bands being announced for an already highly anticipated weekend at Knebworth house.

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Moving off the Trails – A Guide to Glacier Trekking

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A number of years ago I was lucky enough to be involved in the film ‘Touching the Void’, performing stunts and putting in place the safety rigging. During this film I was required to abseil, fall into and climb back out of lots of crevasses. Crevasses are spectacular ravines of ice, formed in glaciers when the ice is under tension or compression. For those not initiated, venturing onto glaciers for the first time is a daunting prospect. The fear of falling into crevasses Touching the Void-style (free fall arms flailing into the black abyss!) is what the majority of my clients initially think happens. In 23 years of alpine climbing I have only ever fallen into a crevasse like this whilst re-enacting events for the film. If you take the proper precautions and do your homework the worst that usually happens is you put one or both legs into a hole. Read more

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15 bands added to Download Festival

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The Download festival line up is bolstered with 15 more bands. 

Struggling with the January blues? Download Festivals could sense your pain, and they’ve come back with a bumper announcement of another 15 bands to add to what is being hailed by festival booker Andy Copping as their ‘most diverse line up to date’.

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Why the mountain forecast matters to you

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Mountain Weather; A guest blog from the Met Office

The GO Outdoors blog is growing in 2014, and part of that growth we will be bringing you some special guest blogs from experts in the outdoors and associated topics. In this instalment of our guest blog series we’ve asked the Met Office to explain the importance of the mountain forecast and how quickly the weather can change in a mountain range. Read more

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15 outdoor challenges to try before 2015

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What will you challenge yourself to do this year?

At GO Outdoors we’re all about making the outdoors more accessible to everyone. Whether you’re a total novice or an seasoned explorer, we love to hear your stories of triumph and adventure. 2013 finished with a fantastic story of the Meek family and their quest to complete 100s of outdoor tasks (all here in the UK) to help their daughters stay clear of too much TV. If they can do it – what new challenge will you do in 2014?

We’ve listed 15 challenges below to get you started:

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