The Overview Effect

Overview is a film I first became aware of a couple of years ago and it’s something I keep coming back to again and again. It follows on rather nicely from another video I posted on The Path Less Trodden a while back. Overview is based on a term called the Overview Effect – a […]

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Raising The Bar // Tom Routh And Cohaesive

Simple cord management systems have existed on mountain apparel for decades. First designers captured the loose cord to stop it from being a nuisance, the next step was to retain both the cord and the cord lock so operation was possible with one hand. As the move towards a cleaner look progressed, designers started to […]

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The Dirtbag Diaries

I’m obsessed with images and I’m not the only one. Most of my time spent in the digital world involves engaging with images, either static in the form of photographs, or moving in the form of film. I spend a good part of my life soaking it all up; endless ski and snowboard edits, images […]

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FutureProof | No.1 – The Arc’teryx Lithic Glove

Arc’teryx rightly claim to be the inventors of a multitude of modern construction techniques in mountain clothing and equipment. The water resistant zip, use of lamination and narrow seam tape all originated somewhere in the minds of Arc’teryx designers past and present. Most of these developments have gone on to become industry standards in design […]

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The Dawn Wall And Denali

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s climb on El Cap produced an unprecedented amount of attention from the mainstream British media last week. Almost to the day another seminal moment was happening in climbing, although this one didn’t receive any where near as much coverage from either the climbing specific or mainstream press. At approximately 11am […]

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Community Through Content | The Human Factor

Black Diamond do a brilliant job of representing their brand and the products they make. This article could so easily be about the multiple digital catalogues that they release every season, or about their recent move into clothing. It is, however, about a joint collaboration with another company who also have a progressive approach to […]

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Candide Thovex – One Of Those Days 2

Tired of all those generic GoPro POV’s? Check this out. Candide Thovex has always done things a little differently. His imagination and creativity both on skis and off is clear to see. Make sure you watch this one all the way to end! Candide Thovex grew up in the French ski village of La Clusaz. He […]

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Community Through Content // Why UK Retailers Need To Look To The US To See How It’s Done

Creating an online community of customers is super important for retailers these days. Being able to build a strong customer following for a reason other than just offering the retail basics of value for money and good customer service is a great way to build brand loyalty. A modern, content rich blog that inspires potential […]

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Gore-Tex Surround Technology – Is It Realistic To Expect Dry Feet?

The Spring 2015 season will see the release of the first new footwear waterproofing technology from Gore in many years. Gore-Tex Surround Technology was developed in conjunction with Italian brand Salewa and has been used in some more lifestyle orientated footwear already. This coming Spring will see a modified version appear for the first time […]

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A Year In The Life Of CO2 On Earth

This film from NASA gives a visual account of how CO2 moved around the Earth’s atmosphere in 2006. Apart from being very beautiful to watch, it manages to show a complex and often politically charged science in stunning simplicity. Check out how the vast majority of CO2 is ‘produced’ in the northern hemisphere and how that […]

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