Gear Review: Ride sustainably with iXS Gear

Check out Ambassador Mel Hayes' latest thoughts on her favorite mountain biking gear : iXS

Mel rides 100% Enduro, so this kit has been trailed and tested on both technical climbs and descents during long period in the saddle.

What's more, iXS riding apparel is made from recycled plastics, PET bottles specifically and with the slogan "One Playground. Nurture it" iXS place the importance of the environment in every aspect of the manufacture and production of their gear.  #PlasticFree

Olympic skier Janina Kuzma shares her process in short film by The North Face

The North Face provide a  look inside this professional skier’s training ahead of PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Focusing on qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics, Janina has spent the northern hemisphere winter season competing in North America, Europe and Korea and has successfully collected her qualifying points that will see her to Pyeongchang next year. Watch her progress here. 

The Jonesys : a Family on a Mission

Meet the Jonesys. All 2 and ½ of them.

Lauren Jones: Mama to Morgan and wife to Justin. Lauren is a keen and brave adventuress with a sustainable mindset and love for the outdoors.

Lauren is one to embrace a good challenge and in her own words believes that “self-discovery begins where your comfort zone ends.” Lauren is putting this into action on July 15 as she and her family undertakes a 1,800km trek, unaccompanied through the Australian outback.

Read more about their epic journey in our blog post!

Bone Broth Soup

It is the talk of the town - bone broth soup.  She Went Wild was curious to know what all the fuss was about so we tried this little number for ourselves and fell in love with this classic winter pick me up. Easy, economical and so versatile. This soup is great as a meal on its own or as a camping companion in a hip flask as a mid hike pick-me-up. Check out the recipe!

Heather Egan : Walking Coast to Coast in the UK

In the British Summer of 2016 you turned her back on conformity and decided to walk from coast to coast in the UK - with no training or real preparation of what lay ahead. With a 'can-do' attitude Heather borrowed a tent, rucksack, bought some walking boots and took her first step into her adventure. Heather shares her story with us on embracing the unknown and stepping out of her comfort zone.. one step at a time.

The pawsome adventure dog

My biggest adventure comrade is my dog, Maeko. He loves getting his hands (paws?) as dirty as I do. The second the hiking pack, the bikes, or the bouldering pads are taken out, he does his excited happy dance. We constantly have people tell us that we are lucky to have such a good dog, that we are lucky we can take him out with us. Maeko does have a good disposition, but it isn’t luck. We worked hard to teach him, he worked hard to please us, and we have all been rewarded by the effort

Had I known then what I know now - my top tips for getting into outdoor climbing

While the indoor gym plays an integral part to my training nothing compares to the immense satisfaction I feel when pulling on natural rock and hanging off a cliff edge outside. But like scores of other climbers before me my transition to the cliff began at the indoor gym. At first I didn’t even know where to begin learning and struggled to meet anyone willing to take me out. I didn’t get my first taste of real rock until about a year after I started climbing but I was instantly hooked. 

A moment of movement

Since we are little, we are told to sit still, listen, and answer when asked to. Hands are stilled, unless its play time, and bodies held like statues. If wild, unfocused and fidgety, labels are thrown around, children described as having attention issues-perhaps medication is even discussed. These initial learning’s are transferred into adulthood, where we must be focused and driven, work hard to have “play”. Monday to Friday, 9-5pm, we still our hands and bodies in order to reach that Saturday to Sunday reward of weekend warrior playtime.

Meet Sherry Ott, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler

Meet Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. Sherry travels to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences, adventures, and photography from around the globe. But it’s not just about travel, it’s also about life experiences of a solo female wanderer. Sherry Ott, in 2006, at the age of 36 quit her office job in NYC to travel the world.

10 Reasons We Love Mountain Biking

I haven’t always been a mountain biker, so I totally understand if you are thinking, “I don’t love mountain biking. What’s she on about?” I used to be a runner and it wasn’t until continuous shin splints forced me into the sport… Yes, FORCED ME! I was so not into it when I started but, now it is my life, my passion and my everything. Here’s why it can be yours too....

5 reasons why you should adventure in your backgarden

Most of you reading this would be quite inclined to discovering new things, but it is probably fair to say that a lot of us are probably guilty of one thing: forgetting to look in our own backyards. Because those things will always be there, because we get caught up in our daily lives, because we prioritise things that are less accessible, we often don’t end up making the most of what is readily available to us. We also tend to take them for granted and forget how exciting they actually are because we see things everyday.