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Forty years of The Great Outdoors

An important milestone for the most authoritative voice in British hillwalking and backpacking Today, the 40th anniversary issue of The Great Outdoors went on sale. Here’s what TGO means to me, and why I think it’s a vital force in outdoors media, as strong and relevant now as

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This month’s online writing for The Great Outdoors

It’s been my first full month as Online Editor for The Great Outdoors, although I spent the first ten days or so in the Alps! Here’s a selection of some of my recent writing for TGO (including one from August to bring it up to a full month)

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Naeboots on the Cape Wrath Trail

Alex Roddie describes his experiences walking Scotland’s greatest long-distance route… with nae boots. This article was first published in The Great Outdoors Magazine, October 2015. ‘You’ll never make it across Knoydart in those flimsy shoes, mate. And that lightweight tent’ll be ripped to shreds.’ Another backpacker had